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Assorted Observations from an Extended Windsurfing Weekend
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krazy glue, bandaids if necessary, sailing gloves, Kendall Wet-Pruf surgical tape (nothing else comes even close in my experience), and Tylenol if necessary beat the heck out of giving up sailing time, IMO. It's just pain; it's not like it's actually doing any HARM unless in tropical waters full of staph. Heck, it's actually GOOD for ya if it reminds and motivates you to stop using your hands and arms when you should be using your harness.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Assorted Observations from an Extended Windsurfing Weekend Reply with quote

If you've ripped the calluses off, acrylic glue smarts a bit going on. Be
prepared for that. Works well for me.

-Craig

justall wrote:
cgoudie1 wrote:
Could be an even bigger problem after a pit stop


Can't believe I didn't know about super glue ... Good tip.

Regarding problems using before drying during a pit stop ... That reminds me of a poison ivy story.
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westender



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are on the right track. Construction and farming keep my hands in shape for sailing but still get some with lots of no harness.
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justall



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manuel wrote:
Great report, pics & vids? More detailed gear review?


Regarding pics/vids: Nothing to provide. Funny you ask ... I bought a GoPro for the trip, but then just thought, "eh, forget about it" and left it behind. Going back a few decades, my father was a professional photographer, so most of my life is on 8mm film/video and Kodachrome slides. My rebellion seems to have been, no more pictures/videos.

Regarding gear: I'm probably not the best to comment, as differences in gear are probably second-order to skill improvements needed. That said, at least for freeriding, I still prefer my Goya FXR over JP Magic, xCiteRide and Carve wood.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
I would say that LIQUID Bandage is at least certified for Human use, (provided you are human)


Yep, human; I guess good to check. I've tried liquid bandage to protect other cuts from time to time (when in river water), but it doesn't seem to stay on as robustly as I'd like, but it's a good point.

I might take a combination of suggestions here and put some super glue on BEFORE the wound opens / blister breaks, but AFTER seeing where the friction points are getting a bit red.

No cows here to try the other idea, but I'll keep my eyes open.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My last comment here on this subject. Liquid bandage smells a little
better, and is about 15 times more expensive. Cyanoacrylate ester has
been used for many years on all kinds of animals including humans, for
cuts which don't lend themselves to stitches.

I am not a doctor, and am only relating what works for me.

I've used cheap crazy glue for years and there's nothing wrong with
m....................um, wait, what were we talking about. ;*)

-Craig


justall wrote:
U2U2U2 wrote:
I would say that LIQUID Bandage is at least certified for Human use, (provided you are human)


Yep, human; I guess good to check. I've tried liquid bandage to protect other cuts from time to time (when in river water), but it doesn't seem to stay on as robustly as I'd like, but it's a good point.

I might take a combination of suggestions here and put some super glue on BEFORE the wound opens / blister breaks, but AFTER seeing where the friction points are getting a bit red.

No cows here to try the other idea, but I'll keep my eyes open.
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried Crazy glue just once. It worked for half a day, then the glue came off and took a lot surrounding skin with it, leaving a much larger hole than before. But others have had more luck with it.

I switched to sailing year-round after that - works well! It would have been tough on Cape Cod this winter, with the ocean freezing over, but fortunately, we escaped to Corpus Christi for the worst weeks. Gotta take advantage of being able to take your jobs with you Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boardsurfr wrote:
we escaped to Corpus Christi for the worst weeks.


I had my eye on Corpus, too ... but just couldn't make the timing work given the mandatory connecting flight. Only been there once, but I did like that location. I presume you needed to connect through IAH, or drive from there, too?
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Arrgh



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have friends who are freezing their butts off at South Padre right now. Temps in mid 40's, sailors in dry suits. Makes a few days in Aruba sound mighty nice. As for flying to CC, I don't know the situation right now, but it used to be that there were more and much cheaper flights into San Antonio. Savings more than enough to pay for the extra car rental, plus you can check out the Alamo. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dennis_c wrote:
you can check out the Alamo. Very Happy

... and the food, man ... the FOOD!
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