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Kite pants Round 2

Postby gottmoore » Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:21 pm

Lastime,
this one went on for ever.......
the great crash wiped this one out


Whass up wit da pants anyway?

mine are flame resistant :D

I say kite pants are the coolest thing since
4 lines

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Postby MonkeyAir » Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:46 pm

Surprising how warm the water proofing film on the inside can make these pants. All I wear is a old cut in half wetsuits top and my pants, year round in our cold water. The pads in my pants saved my bad knee from a really bad incision and lessoned the impact damage when I landed a jump on top of my bailed board in the surf. I have new respect for the goofy looking "Rodeo Clown Pants" of mine.
Whatever works..Traig :lol:

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Postby MadMick » Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:57 pm

Ha Ha Ha :lol:

Here we go with the same old lame excuses for wearing pants!

"They protect my expensive wetsuit"
"They save my ass when I am getting dragged along the rocks" ??????

Its about time that someone told it like it is!

Kitepants are an indication of rank at the beach.
You can not wear them if you are beginner/ intermediate level !

You must be an expert rider.

Also,long kitepants seem to cause a need to perform multiple spinning tricks close to shore,usually close to people paddling in the waters edge.

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Postby MonkeyAir » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:57 pm

Yeah Mick.
Those were my thoughts exactly. My wetsuit was shot with a huge hole in the ass. I cut it in half and was forced to use these dumb arse looking padded kite pants a local dealer had fronted me to try three months earlier. Damn if my legs don't stay warm, the pads have save me a bunch of times and they saved me from having to buy a new wetsuit for the last six months or so. I was so embarrased to wear them I wrote "RODEO CLOWN" in huge letters on the legs. I have told all students in the past that there was no reason for them and a danger to swim in. Some do hold water and do not make sense. Mine are a very thick material with coated inner layer and removable zippered/padded legs so they can be used for an only pants/surf short on trips. I am a bit kite equipment poor presently but plan to buy another wetsuit for the really cold areas. Got another old suit to cut in half to give me sleeves though. I do swim after and rescue many of the local guys and students in them and have had no problem. Perhaps the light and boyant foam padding is the reason. I have 25 years of lifeguarding experience and do lots of swim training so am not very worried of that. So now you have more excuses. Basically "if someone gives you a pair, give them a try" If your water is warm and you don't give a darn about pads or sun protection, they are an absolute joke. I did not wear them more than one day in Oz. Used one hell of a lot of sunscreen though.
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Postby sq225917 » Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:53 pm

definately one of the great debate topics of all time, to pant or not to pant.

i guess reasons differ with location, rider and equipment choice.

i have a pair but i wear them a lot less than i used to, with a seat harness and the half year 5mm suits we have to wear in the uk, the money saved in chafing and suit repairs is worth the cost for me, with my waist harness its not such a deal.

sure plenty of people wear them as a style statement, its like the beach judo grade belt....

what i have noticed though on the times i've not worn them and had incident is.
1. the edeg of my board is damn thin and hurts like hell when you land on it with your shins.
2. my ''judo belt pants'' are more resistant to dragging on my knees than my suits were.
3.but most importantly of all, when you buttcheck that big ass jump, when the wind goes to nothing at the apex, that 1mm of cloth 5cm lower than your nuts sure as hell takes the sting out of re-entry to the water.

Admittedly i only wear them as shorts now when i do wear them, but thats because the thieving bastards who broke into my car saw fit to steal my car stereo, two kites, my left flip flop, (leaving me one) and the zip off padded bits to my pants......yeh they left the shorts at the top and stole the zip off bottoms......

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Postby gottmoore » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:13 am

While it is true that I dont
wear them unless its cold,

it is also true that I am a firm
believer in their usefulness

Fashion?
I dont think so, but then
I saw a bunch of kids wearing
parachute pants :o
WTF
How the hell did they make it back?

Then I thought
wow :idea:
those could be good

I'd just have to dredge up the waxing zippers topic again
:D

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Postby colly » Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:48 am

style, fashion, ego, seniority, wind chill, ball protection, wetty protection, modesty(legs like mine), vanity(legs like mine)...
they're like the go faster stripe on your car, the 10,000€$£ stereo in your 1,000€$£ junker, superman over-undies........ :thumb:

but really........its cause poleboarders don't wear them. :-?

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Postby kitesuffer » Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:05 am

Why has no one mentioned protection against jellyfish & bluebottles? Is Oz the only place this is a problem? Having said that I don't always use mine either.

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Postby gottmoore » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:12 am

actually here in S.FLA,
we have another problem
that comes in early summer

"sea lice"

which are minute jellyfish
or eggs. I'm not sure which

they get under any clothing
and leave a nasty rash
kite pants would only make it worse
more contact area

although not life threatening
they really suck! :x

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Postby anthonyd » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:48 am

Madmick,

I bought my kitepants because summer is just too hot for a full wetsuit and having light skin I'd prefer not to have to deal with skin cancer a few years from now.

Sorry I am not a weathered old seeman like you :D


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