The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread

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20/01/2013 at 09:06

What a palava!!  I don't normally join in these 'discussions' as I find them all so negative and un-necessary.  However, I must have forgotten to take my pills this morning or washed them down with Sarsons.

KK, I think Barley is right.  You do come across as bitter, with a chip on your shoulder and with some sort of axe to grind against several Pirates.  Your comments come across as quite sharp and often get worse as the evenings go on.  Almost as if once you've had a drink it loosens you up for a fight?  (Only my opinion!  And, obviously, as this is an online forum I've no idea if you drink or are tee-total!!)

What few newbies have posted on this thread appear to be positive about the 'grilling'!  It does show we're interested, I think, and not exclusive.  FFS, the Pirates can't be that exclusive as I've got kit and competed (I can't claim to race!!) in the colours at Outlaw!

I do think the Pirates are a positive force for good in Triathlon and it's a shame that you have hijacked yet another thread for your own reasons.

I don't usually bother to put people on ignore, newbies won't have any 'experience' of your type of posting so would read this thread probably from the begining (if they've got enough time) and thus may be put off the Pirates by this type of 'bickering'.  But I may make an exception just this once!  It's the same reason why I don't buy the Dail Hate (Mail).  It's not necessarily that I disagree with their views in general, it's just the constant drip, drip, drip of angst hate filled type of reporting!

That is all I have to say!  As you were, thank you!    

(edited for spelling mistake!)

Edited: 20/01/2013 at 09:06
Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/01/2013 at 14:08

I know I'm waaaaaay off target here, and this post will send the thread off on a tangent, but.............................

*checks over both shoulders and lowers voice to a whisper*

..................could I ask about some......................................kit?

Schmunkee, have you ever ordered long-sleeved Pirate tops/cycling jerseys?

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/497331/gallery/392306_124043444376655_496806153_n.jpg?width=350

 You ain't seen me, right.

seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 17:11

Nurse..do you mean made of lycra long sleeves as oppossed to the cycling jackets.....

i just go with short sleeve and arm warmers

20/01/2013 at 17:17
+1 to Seren. Short sleeves (monaco, cycle top, or gilet) + arm warmers are far more versatile that long sleeves.
Britrisky    pirate
20/01/2013 at 17:36

Arm warmers? That's something I have no experience of - is it hard to get the balance between them falling down all the time, and so tight they dig in?

20/01/2013 at 17:40
Nursey - there's never been much call for long sleeved jerseys, not sure why. Maybe that people work around it with different layers, as Seren and Schmunks have said. May also be that not everyone trains in their kit (dare I say it's not devilishly flattering), there are few pirate meets in winter, so by the time summer comes around and we're doing sportives and stuff, it's the layers that we need as the day warms up whilst riding. Of course, the jacket contradicts this and I think it came about as the winter solution and, also, many pirates wear the jacket as a coat to socials.

In truth, I don't know the answer, just coming up with ideas.

The trouble is that when we get a new piece of kit, we have to pay for the artwork. I've always wanted a female cut Monaco as I can't wear a women's tank and I think the armholes are too big on the male cut version but they become quite expensive once you add the artwork in. Schmunks got a quote for me once of the unit cost.

I suppose we could add it to the list to see if there is demand but it will be an expensive item for the first order and I'm not sure if people will pay it.
20/01/2013 at 17:44
BTS - the LG armwarmers are sized and have a a row or two of silicone gripper which sticks (comfortably) to your arms, but yes there is a certain element of getting the sizing right in the first place.
20/01/2013 at 17:49
I think I put a link to the LG customised kit in the first post and Mouse is right, we can order anything in there, but if has not been ordered before there are artwork set up costs.

A couple of years ago I investigated the pricing of female cycle tops and they came out at ??12-??15 more expensive than the male version. It was then felt that this difference was quite costly when the male fit cycle tops weren't too bad.

That said, I will happily investigate the pricing of any kit.
seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:00

Britsky.arm warmers are favourite bit of kit.........I wear them running a lot as well.as when i warm up they are simple to just take off and tie around my belt or down my shorts......

20/01/2013 at 18:11
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Edited: 20/01/2013 at 18:12
20/01/2013 at 18:21
Not quite, but close enough. I changed it because I can't be bothered to fight with you. That's the only reason. You wear me out. I just want to do triathlon and support others that do triathlon. I'm fed up fighting with you. I don't post as much as I used to because I'm fed up with it. I'd suggest that this is also why some other people don't post anymore. All this fighting fractures a group of likeminded people. It's tiring. You're tiring. Sorry but you are. I'm not ashamed of what I put, I just decided I can't be bothered and thought better of it.

Whilst you've also drawn me to commenting, which you now have, I'm no expert but I don't think you define and apply passive aggressive properly either. If I were passive aggressive I wouldn't engage with you in the format that I do.
Iron Pingu    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:28

In the last order I got a ladies medium size cycle top.  It's a bit on the big side so if there is a lady pirate out there that got a small and would like to swap, please message me!

seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:31

I'm off to see if I can find the old thread to see who ordered the gillets so i can try to try one on

M...eldy    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:31

The problem with the kit that I get big or small is that I usually cut the labels out so I have no idea what size I need or have .. pre Schmunks that is, I am probably rightly assured that she has all my measurements on a spreadsheet somewhere !!

20/01/2013 at 18:32
Meldy, if it helps, your bike jacket is small.
Rafiki    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:33

Seren - I have a medium gillet you can borrow anytime!

seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:36

Thank you rafiki.Can i borrow it fore tomorrow please 

M...eldy    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:37
M..o.use wrote (see)
Meldy, if it helps, your bike jacket is small.

Fanks 

Rafiki    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:38

I would drop it round.....but I've been drinking!

M...eldy    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:40

Quelle suprise !

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