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Re: Board shorts?

Postby nherbold » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:11 pm

I wear long pants at times and there are quite a few others who do too.
Why...
1. protection from the sun
2. some cuts and scrapes protection for those times riding in shallow water or reef

Don't care what is fashionable; Don't care what's cool.....just go kiting already
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Re: Board shorts?

Postby ELI » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:20 pm

Never wore them windsurfing , surfing , diving , paddling , or Kiting . Wear a purple speedo sometimes when there is a group wearing BShorts . Long pants make more sense to me as protection from sun (first days on holiday )and Jellies

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby Matteo V » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:16 pm

ELI wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:20 pm
Never wore them windsurfing , surfing , diving , paddling , or Kiting . Wear a purple speedo sometimes when there is a group wearing BShorts . Long pants make more sense to me as protection from sun (first days on holiday )and Jellies
Thong speedo over wetsuit here (sarcasm).

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby jumptheshark » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:21 pm

Dude, we've all seen your get up.

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby edt » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:23 pm

Love board shorts over the wetsuit. Pockets I can put 10m spare kiteline I need in case of hydro foil self rescue saves wear and tear on the wetsuit and while I don't particularly care for the look I can wear black so it doesn't look that bad

Boardies over wetsuits look awful but it's so useful to have 4 pickets. The fashion choice is to go with wetsuit no board shorts and that's why it's won out in the long run.

Drysuits are also really expensive and boardies can save you $500 to a thousand dollars by letting them last longer.

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby Kristan » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:41 pm

Always wearing boardshorts over my wetsuits. It's convenient because of pocket, where I keep my keys and soft water flask. Besides when I learned to kiteboard I was told that one should wear boardshorts to be on style and not to look like a seal. :D

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby lakelavonkiter » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:44 pm

Here is an article from Kiteboarding Magazine from September 2010 discussing Boardshorts and Kite Pants.
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Kiteboarding Sept 2010 (Boardshorts and Kite Pants).JPG

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby elguapo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:59 pm

amen, brother.
disregard the dum dums that think boardshorts over a wetsuit is silly.
not only do we LOOK "cool"...

it is practical. look what can happen when you forget boardshort over your wetsuit
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yep...who's the kook now?


as they say..
image isnt "everything"...it is the ONLY thing,

you're not really a kiter unless you umm.. look like a "kiter"

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that means wear those boardshorts over your wetsuit bra man... we can't have those perverted lady types at the beach ogling our sweet glutes and skinny jean legs in a tight fitting wetsuit....is disrespectful.

embrace you kookiness with pride !
some modestly hide those legs and rear ends!.
where those oversized boardshots on over your wetsuit
..especially in warm tropical waters.
just.....dont forget to finish off the "look" with a nice board leesh ( bodydragging you say? whats that?)
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Re: Board shorts?

Postby JakeFarley » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:06 pm

One thing about board shorts (without wetsuit) and a waist harness. Double tie them so they don't slip down to your knees like mine did one time... :o

Also, I now use a Nitrous harness shorts, and wear board shorts plus UnderArmor compression shorts underneath to keep my "boys" in line and to prevent chafing.

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Re: Board shorts?

Postby Vinda » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:10 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:33 pm
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I'm going misty eyed :D
You ever have the long blue Onfire shorts? :lol: Mine are probably in my attic


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