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boardsurfr



Joined: 23 Aug 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an interesting report by scooper about kiting yesterday:
waterloggedbyscooper.blogspot.com/2013/02/life-after-nemo.html
Yes, it's about kiting, which is why Steve could use 6 mm mitts. But I think at least Igor still windsurfs on a regular basis, too. He was fine in 2 mm gloves when temps were in the 20s.
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rich1



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 156

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Spokes gloves which are pretty much the same as the sealskinz, and wore them out cycling. I replaced them with these, expecting them to be warmer, http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/MensClothing/WatersportsClothing/HandwearHeadwear/PRD~5023-626/mec-humboldt-sq-3mm-gloves-unisex.jsp

Unfortunately I can't endorse them for windsurfing, I just find it too hard to hang on (and yes I'm an efficient sailor who uses as little grip strength as required)

The problem is not when you're in the harness it's when you're out, and you just have to squeeze too hard to hang on, and then the fingers get cold.
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ISmith



Joined: 02 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anders Björkqvist Swedens 2012 champion speed windsurfer -

http://www.andersbq.com/2013/02/the-final-solutions-for-cold-hands.html

”I believe all winter surfers (also kite) will buy this or a similar suit within a few years”



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