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Number-nine



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Location: cape cod

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Sun, ears, eyes, impact vests, helmets WTF Reply with quote

Wow

It seems that the windsurfing community is
a. getting really old and failing apart so we need all these accessories to save us
b. becoming paranoid and over protective like so much else in the modern world
c. totally dorky like the kiters
d. maybe it has just been too long of a winter

What happened to simply putting on a wet suit or even better some shorts and enjoying a free spirited sport

After you get all this stuff is there any $ left to buy a sail?

Not judging just saying.

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rexi



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, i like the title of this post Smile Lets see what it delivers
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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accessories make the outfit! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would guess that Number-nine has never had any skin cancer problems, or been in a serious accident. Still though, no matter what others might do to protect themselves, you have complete freedom to windsurf the way you want to. Just keep in mind, things can come back to haunt you if you ultimately choose poorly.
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outcast



Joined: 04 May 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerry Lopez wears a hat
Shane Dorian wears a vest
Graham Ezzy wore (wears) a helmet

I tried Barz glasses gut they got all stupid on me, and I've had skin cancer
I wear an ear plug (sometimes)

It Has been too long a winter.
Tommorow I don a helmet, knee and elbow pads and go ice sailing

But...#9 does know about serious accidents .....(like weekly)

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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sun, ears, eyes, impact vests, helmets WTF Reply with quote

I agree, those old guys with the Tilley hats and the Specs goggles, well,
if that's our sports representation, it's doomed. But, I do like to spend
my time on the water without eye strain (or cataracts), so I do wear sunglasses. If
the water were 80 degrees or better, I'd probably just sail in board shorts,
but again, I like to be comfortable while sailing, so it's rubber gear for me.
Also, I'm a big believer in sailing in a manner that makes you feel comfortable
on the water. If that's a Tilley under your hockey helmet with body armor,
and a welding shield, go for it. Just don't expect anybody from Goya or Starboard to offer you a sponsorship. ;*)

-Craig


Number-nine wrote:
Wow

It seems that the windsurfing community is
a. getting really old and failing apart so we need all these accessories to save us
b. becoming paranoid and over protective like so much else in the modern world
c. totally dorky like the kiters
d. maybe it has just been too long of a winter

What happened to simply putting on a wet suit or even better some shorts and enjoying a free spirited sport

After you get all this stuff is there any $ left to buy a sail?

Not judging just saying.
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joew



Joined: 18 Jul 1999
Posts: 152

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much standard uniform at the event site, for urban weekend warriors, but I guess they feel comfortable and safe wearing that stuff. Hey, whatever floats your boat (board)
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joe_windsurfxxx



Joined: 29 Jun 2008
Posts: 64

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9

now i DO feel like i am an that LSD trip Very Happy

think i wear less protective gear on the ice n snow than the dudes here wear on the water
and i do promote safety

i was waiting for the next step - jock strap ?? as in WTF squared Confused
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U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
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Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you removed the air bags and seat belts from your car ? Doors ?
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got health insurance?

You will be defined by your sailing, not your outfit.
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