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#352622 - 07/30/11 07:04 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: wilwom]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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that's what i call "preventive maintenance".
i also pick my nose, but won't tell what i use (trade secret).
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#352623 - 07/30/11 07:49 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: J. B.]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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I must of giggled like a teenager for an hour after writting that. I don't know what comes over me from time to time. Sheesh.

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#352634 - 07/30/11 01:37 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: medic8r]
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OK, it's spelled Waterpik. Highest recommendation.


Thanks, JP. Sounds like a good idea. My mouth will thank you. Not in the hitchhiking way.
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#352650 - 07/31/11 01:03 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
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Yeah, you wouldn't want to end up like your dragon.
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#352654 - 07/31/11 02:59 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: pmbuko]
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Ha ha, ouch. So it's J.P. the Unicorn?
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#353263 - 08/18/11 07:55 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: CV]
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I didn't want to start a new thread....

Has anyone tried some of these "high tech fabric" shirts? I was wondering about treating myself to a couple of golf polos that are supposed to block UV, wick moisture, keep you amazingly cool and improve your short game.

OK, I made the last one up, but I still wonder about spending $50~$60 on the type of shirt that I'd normally spend $15 on.... (Yeah, I've never been known as a fashion plate)
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#353270 - 08/18/11 12:47 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Sunglasses?

I have always liked Ray-Ban. Stylish with a classic look that never will out of style. Here is a few of their models . These are excellent for reducing glare. Night and day difference when driving with and without them.

On the left is the Ray-Ban Cockpit RB3362. "Gunmetal" frame, green polarized lens. On the right is the Ray-Ban Tech series. Carbon frame, grey/green polarized lens.


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#353310 - 08/19/11 08:31 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Mark,

I have a few couple of specialty fabric shirts that I bought for Kayaking mostly but also biking. They definitely do what they say about wicking away moisture and that can be a big part of keeping you comfortable and cool or alternatively, warm.

This is especially true for off-season water sports where if cotton gets wet, you are less likely to get hypothermia by stripping off the stupid shirt than by leaving a wet cotton shirt on.

Now of course, a golf game is not normally a water sport but I heard your's often is. (Damn, where is my snicker dog picture?)

In short they do what they promise on the heat/cool side but I don't know if the UV bit is neccessary. I've certainly never gotten a sunburn underneath a shirt before but with today's evil rays, maybe it's best to block even filtered portions.

Final note: They are waaaayyyyy over priced verses their production costs (friend in the business.) I never buy them unless they are at least 50% off and even then they are making money.


Edited by Murph (08/19/11 08:34 AM)
Edit Reason: people might wonder why the word beet was in there
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#353311 - 08/19/11 08:33 AM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: Murph]
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Loc: Central NH
Thanks, Murph!

Yeah, I see them on pretty good sales here and there, but wasn't sure if there was anything to them to even want to favor them over a regular shirt!
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#354070 - 09/04/11 06:44 PM Re: Non-HT/audio products I like [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
To the extent one can have fun splitting wood, I'm having fun with a new Fiskars X27 Splitting Axe . It's going through gnarlies that I was having trouble splitting with a 6 pound maul.

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