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by waverider
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Neoprene Gloves For Mountain Biking
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Neoprene Gloves For Mountain Biking

What I found was thats it's a balancing act between warmth and protection. My warmest gloves wouldn't do much to help if I fell off and good protection doesn't give warmth. My best compromise for many years has been a pair of gentlemans leather gloves (You know I am) that have a fleecy lining (Marks...
by waverider
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: SPAM, SPAM EVERYWHERE...
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: SPAM, SPAM EVERYWHERE...

paulie_amoose wrote:I think the spam is quite useful. I have just taken delivery of a Russian bride, 200 cock enlargement pills & a stack of vigara to keep the beast up. :-D
She was Greek wasn't she, you're so bust nobbing her you don't even talk.

And I thought you were such a nice boy from Bristol. :-D
by waverider
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Neoprene Gloves For Mountain Biking
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Re: Neoprene Gloves For Mountain Biking

If you're choosing mountain bike gloves just to keep your finger warm you've never been over the bars or even fell off sideways. You can do a lot of damage to your hands during what appears to be a fun-fall-off. As you increase the glove protection you decrease the flexibility of your hands/fingers....
by waverider
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Airush 2014 - new thread - 15 years of kiteboarding
Replies: 262
Views: 37775

Re: Airush 2014 - new thread - 15 years of kiteboarding

Mike B wrote: When I hear people rubbish bridles now, it makes me chuckle… Old schooler's trying to tell us that power steering ruined the modern car ;-)
Perfect, well done Mike.
by waverider
Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 65
Views: 5015

Re: Helmets

Knowing I've taken a number of steps to stay safe gives me confidence on the water. Top man, dead guys leave heart-broken mums-and-dads, girl-friends, wives and children. Not to mention a hole in the lives of their pals. You're out there in the sea to enjoy yourself, if you want to look like an inv...
by waverider
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 65
Views: 5015

Re: Helmets

I possibly look 'cooler' wearing a helmet, than without. Even though i'm seen without one i'm a firm believer in wearing a helmet. I had to go back to my old Gath after I nearly had my head ripped-off after a face-plant then being dragged through the water. It's problem with a lot of the conventiona...
by waverider
Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??

I'm fairly sure that the only reason I never jumped onto the dry-suit bandwagon is that I used to pee in my suit without fail. I don't pee in my suit any more though I get so few opportunities during winter that it hardly seems worth the investment.
by waverider
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Single / double skin and storm wind beater??

The wind-top I wear is a conventional dinghy top with neoprene cuffs and neck complete with neck zip. It makes a huge difference in warmth without adding bulk and means I manage with a 4/3 though i'm not robust enough to ride through the winter like I used to. More to do with big seas than dealing w...
by waverider
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: front entry wetsuits
Replies: 33
Views: 3359

Re: front entry wetsuits

Good idea and thanks.
by waverider
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: front entry wetsuits
Replies: 33
Views: 3359

Re: front entry wetsuits

What about a tip for getting boots off, I really struggle to get good boots off. Cheap boots are easy. Worst-case are the best boots I ever had, Xcel. I can't remember what thickness they are but they are so well tailored that they glue themselves to my feet even though I use a shoehorn to release t...
by waverider
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: front entry wetsuits
Replies: 33
Views: 3359

Re: front entry wetsuits

I'll add my approval to those two comments, I have always bought top of range surf suits and prefer top entry. I wouldn't say i'm stick thin and getting in-and-out of a suit has always been a yoga session for me. My Billabong 3/2 summer suit is very easy to get into compared to the 5/4/3 Xcel but is...
by waverider
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Monday 80 mph wind?
Replies: 31
Views: 2507

Re: Monday 80 mph wind?

Just one windsurfer out at Newgale, whatever happened to the 40 knots plus brigade. It wasn't even 30 knots but a massive and dangerous looking sea.
by waverider
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Monday 80 mph wind?
Replies: 31
Views: 2507

Re: Monday 80 mph wind?

The Pembroke Buoy which is three miles offshore is showing 15 foot, the anemometer looks as if it's shagged. Aberporth which is on the north side of the West Wales peninsular is showing 35 knots and 12 foot.

I'm going to the beach for high water, U2 and coffee.
by waverider
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Colin McCulloch - A True Legend - r.i.p.
Replies: 86
Views: 9626

Re: Colin McCulloch - A True Legend - r.i.p.

I have a 2009 Airush Hammer, McCulloch designed. I also had two twin tips from him, always good boards and always with a very wide stance.

I never met Colin, what a legend.