Got out of the water yesterday and went and bought a pair of Xcel 7mm mitts after completely losing the feeling in my fingers - you know, to the point where they hurt.
What was it about yesterday? My 5mm Rip Curl F-bombs gloves had really been doing the job this winter.
Agreed pumpmaster, age does not help this issue. I think it is a circulation thing, and for me at this point (just months away from being eligible for an AARP card...very scary), I just hate being cold anymore.
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Thread: cold fingers?
Jan 19, 2010, 03:22 PM #12
yeah. i hate when you get to the point of pain cause you know the warm up is going to hurt even worse!!!
I've got a pair of O'Neil 5mm gloves and thus far this winter they've been good.
This morning my hands were fine, but then this afternoon my right fingers were killing me, but the left were fine. I don't get it.
I just bought the gloves in like the beginning of November, and they're working out okay, but I've already got two slice-like holes in one of them. The weld in between my thumb and fingers also looks like its starting to rip a bit. Neoprene cement?
did you ever put this idea of your to the test ??? bc i dnt see how that could make such a diffrence .... and did any 1 else out there try this please let me know bc i got a cast of the cold fingers
Why does the onset of Hypothermia have to be so cold? What a bummer...
i might try it this afternoon. my fingers were to the point of pain yesterday, where i was forcing myself to stay in the water. i was wearing brand new 5 mil xcel drylocks...but, i'm gonna invest in 7 mm lobsters after yesterday.
strange, i never had this problem to this extreme before. i'm in my mid twenties! sheeeeeeet
Maybe the water is really colder than what than what's being reported? Or there are colder layers of water?
I'm really grasping here, but the DE/MD connection is interesting.
Anyway, I picked up my 7mm Xcel mitts at Chauncey's. Malibu's only had X-tra large (but were expecting more), and K-Coast didn't have any mitts at all. Only lobster claws.
alternative hypothesis: maybe the new gloves i got suck ahha
Jan 20, 2010, 08:45 PM #19
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