The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 20:20

I can ignore quite easily, I have been doing for long enough but its people that newer people that im more concerned for, what must they think if theyre logging in for the first time. 

Rather than ignore its a shame we cant exclude certain people if theyre got nothing positive to say.

Ive asked for the thread to be deleted, no KK its not censorship, its so the kit order can run smoothly without the hinderance of your trolling.

kittenkat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 22:38

Oh wow, if anyone's online presence is their sole self esteem (which seems to be happening here), I would politely suggest that you switch off your PC.

Barley, may I remind you of a conversation that happened back in Bala when you were very rude about your now girlfriend....

 

 

kittenkat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 22:41

It's not trolling, it's reporting honestly. Try me, tonight isn't the best time given my day thus far.

But I'm always honest as you well know.

kittenkat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 22:46

And it IS censorship, you're saying that you have the monopoly on selling kit, and if it doesn't go your way, it has to be banned.

19/01/2013 at 22:57
Ok, so let's get this thread locked so every one's opinion is still in the public domain and allow another thread to be started purely for those wanting to order kit.

I think this could work as there would be no need for KK to repeat the anonymous opinion of others, yet the comments she makes on behalf of other people will still be accessible for those interested

Is that good enough for you KK?
citizen 146    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:01

just read this from start to finish and being an open forum it should be open to all, but we seem to be going off at an angle. This is a kit thread, where the newer people like myself would start looking for kit. Personally I did not feel grilled but welcomed into the online group that is also exists in the real world. It seems to me that the lynchpin of being a pirate is that it is open to all, welcoming , and supportive of anyone who wants to try triathlon. From the pirates I met at last year's Outlaw (who offered me kit to race on the day even though I had just expressed an interest in boarding the ship in the future ) I have nothing but respect...

kittenkat    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:02

Whatever floats your personal boat and makes you feel special is good with me.

 

19/01/2013 at 23:14
It does indeed make me feel special and more so because it's good with you too

Just so it's all clear to everyone, do you agree that if your opinions are kept in a locked thread ie here, that another kit thread can be started without your negative input?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:27

KK its got nothing to do with self esteem and even less to do with what I might have said at Bala 3-4 years ago!  

Its got everything to do with a chip youve got on your shoulder, the broken record you insist on playing at every opportunity, and something youve got against some of the pirates.

Yes lets leave the thread to run its course and see what happens, no doubt your minority opinion will be twisted into woe is me, im being bullied etc, instead of recognising that despite your views many many people get on well amongst the pirates.




Bouncing Barlist    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:30

 

 

Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Ok, so let's get this thread locked so every one's opinion is still in the public domain and allow another thread to be started purely for those wanting to order kit.

I think this could work as there would be no need for KK to repeat the anonymous opinion of others, yet the comments she makes on behalf of other people will still be accessible for those interested

Is that good enough for you KK?


Might be worth getting the tittle changed so people dont mistake it for a serious thread.

 

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.

kittenkat    pirate
20/01/2013 at 16:32

Invisibility cloaks are available!

kittenkat    pirate
20/01/2013 at 17:09
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

 instead of recognising that despite your views many many people get on well amongst the pirates.




I get on well with many people that have been Pirates, it's not about generic labelling as we all know. It has been a very diverse set of people, with some real gems in the mix. But there's also some rot underneath which has always made me uncomfortable and unhappy. What happened to a certain female Pirate in Switzerland (a trip you know I was absent from) was bullying by exclusion and she found it extremely upsetting.

I wish 'The Pirates' moving forward every success, I just do that as maybe the only one that will publically say that that it doesn't all smell of roses, but there are some good times to be had.

Over and out.

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.
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