05-19-2008, 09:30 PM #1
Any thoughts or ideas for some riding gear?
This could I guess go in the mudbug section..
but I am looking for some stuff to for mudbug like needed things, and want to know some other opinions on gear, what is good/not what I need/don't.
I wear glasses, so I was thinking of those straps that go behind my head that hold my glasses on...
are there any goggle type things I can wear? I want to order stuff quickly, since mudbug is comming up!
I have things like
Shoes? wrestling shoes?
Do you get phone service in the bayou? A solar panel thing that stores away some cheap one to charge my phone on the bayou?
Any other type of things that I should get that you guys suggest getting?
I appreciate your help in advance, I really have no clue what to do with my glasses... and I don't want to do contacts right now..
05-19-2008, 09:44 PM #2
05-19-2008, 10:06 PM #3
they gotta fit like over my glasses... kind of like dirtbike googles i was thinking?!
05-19-2008, 10:16 PM #4
Tools if your a wrencher
Bug Spray if you can't handle a few bites at night....
Small Cooler or Several Water Bottles to Freeze & Keep on Ski
Trailor Items - Tire (Fix A Flat etc) Lug Wrench Portable Air Pump
IMO - Contacts Better Option for Riding.....
Dock Rope, Pre-Cut with Loop
Water Proof Bag for goods, cell etc.
Just a few....
05-19-2008, 10:25 PM #5
05-19-2008, 10:33 PM #6
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05-20-2008, 12:36 AM #7
Yes, if using glasses/sunglasses go for some type of strap for retention or that floats. Since you wear glasses the cheapest thing maybe to use some type of goggles, sometimes I use a pair of smaller size goggles that I have and they are not too bad. I really do not like the large style goggles that some use on the water. Another option maybe to use prescription sunglasses, most companys offer them.
In life jackets- I use a Jet Pilot 100mph rated vest, it is sort of thick in the front but I can live with that. I also have one of the Jet Pilot neoprene vests, and without a doubt I hate it. I also believe that it would offer little to no impact protection.
Gloves- I very seldom ever use them any more.
Shorts-anything from swim trunks to board shorts and sometimes even cargo shorts. But I always were some type of compression shorts under them, helps prevent the chapped crack on the longer rough water days.
Shoes- I prefer some type of lace up or something with straps to hold them on. The cheaper slip on shoes come off just as quick as they go on if you come off your ski at any speed.
Some type of dry storage is nice for carrying your cell phone, small camera etc. Most around here either uses some type of plastic dry bag or a small Pelican type case.
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05-20-2008, 08:32 AM #8
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i hade a problem storing all my stuff on the ski, fenders, dock lines ect. i bought a stern bag boy did it increase my storage capacity by a ton. i recommend it for gpr guys who do a lot of traveling or carry a lot of gear.
i personally just stick my regular shoes in the storage container in the front. to me there is no reason to get a ride specific shoe unless it goes all the way up and covers your ankles good encase you fall off to support them.
Last edited by stingray152003; 05-20-2008 at 08:34 AM.
05-20-2008, 11:11 AM #9
Have you ever tried contacts?
I used to just ride with my glasses but I was always scared of losing them so I finally got contacts and wear sunglasses that are big enough to keep the wind out of my eyes. Contacts are the way to go!
05-20-2008, 01:22 PM #10
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