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come on who wears kite pants????????

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:35 pm

Well I want to buy some but when I tell anyone they p#ss themselves.So who's got a pair :bye:

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Postby jpkiter » Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:48 pm

<raisning hand>...i just bought a few cheapo pairs...supposed to keep you a bit warmer...and i know they keep the Green Head flys from making a buffet out of your legs !! :bye:

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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:32 pm

Just got back from demo-ing a new 2003 "kite skirt".

It rocks!!! It adds at least 3-4 knots to the low end of your kites, and provides unbelievable float on jumps (ala Marilyn Munroe).

I figure, if you don't mind people making fun of you for wearing kite pants, you might as well be wearing a skirt!

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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:20 pm

There are a number of reasons you wear them:

1. Its cheaper to replace kite pants than a wetsuit so if you do wipe on sand, it protects the wetsuit.

2. In hot temperatures, you might want full body protection to prevent sun burn (you heard of skin cancer?). Kite pants are light enough not to restrict you like a wetsuit, and not as hot as a wetsuit, so wearing them in hot weather works well. The right sort of kite pants should keep you cool in hot weather when they are wet, but dry off quickly enough so you aren't stuck with soggy pants the whole time.

3. Because some people think they look kewl. (I don't think they're anything spectacular.)

4. Because they hide scrawny legs on some people (myself included). My legs look like they should be dangling out of a nest and my calves look like they went out to graze.

5. Maybe that one millimetre of protection is enough to save you in a shark attack (he he)

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Postby SunStruck! » Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:45 pm

I, along with most of our locals, wear kite pants in our Summer for protection against the deadly box jellyfish. Some of the crew choose instead to wear either pantyhose or lycra stinger suits. Come winter, I'm glad to ditch them and just wear a pair of boardies simply for the comfort/freedom.

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Postby Toby » Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:52 pm

I wear pants, have a look:

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20 Euros.

:bye:
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Postby zbose » Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:59 pm

Where can one buy some non-$100 kite pants that don't suck then?

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Postby fakade » Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:09 pm

The ones that wear pants are the ones that want to "look, i'm soo cool".
I see no other reason for that.
It may look like but, i have nothing against it :thumb: . It's like painting your hair :o (sorry Toby, i am not being sarcastic ;-))

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Postby Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2003 11:51 pm

Mandatory in Thailand and much of Asia - water is 80+ degrees and there are lots of jelly fish - need long sleeve light short and light pants.

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Postby fakade » Tue Apr 08, 2003 12:16 am

Always learning!


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