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USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Cuben Pirates on 03/19/2013 19:32:59 MDT Print View

:)
The sail maker is located a little south of where I work during the week. Maybe a late night foray is in order or I can do some dumpster diving.
Duane

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
... on 03/19/2013 19:52:01 MDT Print View

YAAAARRRRRRRRR!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Cuben Pirates on 03/19/2013 19:59:20 MDT Print View

Cuben pirates, ahoy!!

Edited by ben2world on 03/19/2013 20:10:30 MDT.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Cuben Privates on 03/19/2013 21:00:05 MDT Print View

What is all of this talk about Cuben Privates?

I keep my pants on so my privates don't show.

--B.G.--

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Cuben Privates on 03/19/2013 21:11:11 MDT Print View

Cuben underwear? Bob, You're tougher than I thought. Don't EVEN want to think about getting your Cuben knickers in a twist.


BABALOOOOOOOOO!

Cubano

Edited by dwambaugh on 03/19/2013 21:11:47 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Cuben Privates on 03/19/2013 21:13:20 MDT Print View

Is that a taught pitch, or are you glad to see me?

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: Re: Re: Cuben Privates on 03/19/2013 21:51:14 MDT Print View

Bob if i had your privates i wouldnt show them either.



;) (Obv)

Jeff M.
(Catalyst) - M

Locale: Costa Mesa, CA
Dumpster diving on 03/19/2013 23:00:07 MDT Print View

Hmmm, dumpster diving might not be a bad idea. I bet I live pretty close to some sailmakers...

Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Condensation, cubern vs silnylon on 03/20/2013 08:12:41 MDT Print View

My limited perception as to why cuben seesm to suffer less from condensation has more to do with the surface finish.

Silnylin is more porous and so water tends to cling to the shelter wall.

Cuben is very slick/hydrophobic and so water tends to run off quicker and not cling.

I have not actually tested this though. Just from observation.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Condensation, cubern vs silnylon on 03/20/2013 08:48:42 MDT Print View

You know that's a good point. My first silnylon tent shocked me the first time I was seriously rained on...that tent had to have weighed 5 pounds!! I shook it and shook it and could NOT get the water off. At first I thought there was something wrong with my DWR...

My hexamid, on the other hand, seems nearly dry with one or two good shakes in the am, even if I was rained on overnight.

I like your observation

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Condensation, cubern vs silnylon on 03/20/2013 11:29:08 MDT Print View

Thank you for the info Jennifer, good to know I won't gain any weight to speak of with my new Hexamid, which should be down at the Post Office after a slight mix up.
Duane

Susan Papuga
(veganaloha) - M

Locale: USA
Re: Re: Cuben Privates on 04/02/2013 19:45:56 MDT Print View

"Nevermind"


I just love Emily Litella!

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Re: Re: Re: Cuben Privates on 04/02/2013 19:50:01 MDT Print View

Hhahahahahahahaha Susan!!!!!

We need MORE violins on television!!!!!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben Privates on 04/02/2013 20:02:08 MDT Print View

What's all this FUSS I keep hearing... about endangered feces?

--B.G.--

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Ray Jardine.... hmmm... on 04/09/2013 13:42:44 MDT Print View

After being highly disappointed with Ray's last book I promptly donated it to my library. I didn't learn anything useful in it beyond training for a long distance trip.

Therefore what Ray has to say about Cuben fabric could not interest me less.

Now Andrew Skurka's opinion is another matter entirely.There is a man worth listening to.