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 Post subject: winter clothes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:29 pm 
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so what kind of winter clothes do you use when kiting??

I am sick and tired of snow getting inn under my jacket and pants..


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:35 pm 
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I got a pair of Burton bibs last year I love them for keeping snow out even if they're ugly. I decided on bibs when i got back to my car one day and was wondering why my jacket was slippery turns out i just couldn't feel my lower back. ya bibs or the jump suit are I think almost required.


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:56 pm 
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A one-piece ski/snowboard suit is the best.


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Go to goodwill or value village and get one of those retro one piece suits. I got one last year for $10 and it is the bomb...


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:14 am 
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GORTEX!
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Snowboard Specific clothing Even if you ski! Snowboard gear have Vents, most ski clothing do not have vents, Must have Gators, waist and ankles. Also buy outerware without insulation, add fuzz and stay dry armorware when its cold if needed.

Gortex bibs and you can sit in water and stay dry. Army surplus Gortex Bibs are cheap!

Pass on Gloves buy some mits, warm hands are worth it, mits work just as good for adjusting things as gloves! Try to undo a larks head with gloves imposible!


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:53 pm 
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Volcom and Burton offer a Zip-Tech interface that zips the jacket to the pants for a solid seal. Also helps keep the jacket from riding up.

I found that a climber style harness, like the Ozone XC model, helps keep the jacket in place, and does not ride up as much as a waist harness. You can also put the waist harness under the jacket to help out, but you'll need to install a 'hook hole'. There are a few kite specific jackets out, along with some after market zip in options to help with placing it under the coat.

Windzup,
Brian Schenck

www.FlyOzoneUSA.com


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:47 pm 
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I just got a cool set-up... for cheap. Not sure in the US, but do you guys have WINNERS? Anyway, I scored a ripzone coat for $100 and new pants with suspenders for $80. My issues is that the harness forces the pants to slide down. The coat has a snow shirt in it so I think I'm all set.


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 Post subject: Re: winter clothes
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:46 pm 
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I've always used Oakley snow gear which has a system of snaps and gaters which attaches the jacket and the pants. Jacket never rides up and pants never ride down.

I second the opinion on the mits.

Brad


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