The 2012 Pirate Kit Order Thread

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  • These are the two that are most wayward.



    I have one other on the Retraining Programme. He is making progress, albeit slowly. I imagine he may be socialised by the end of 2013 image
  • U could hit ignore now though? We'd still talk about u though in our normal charming way...
  • Retraining who is it? Raf and I would love to help retrain him?
  • 'you'd miss us too much'



    I reckon my aim would improve with firearms practiceimage
  • best i keep working at my speed work on the bike then!! Although that does explain why the Monaco I ordered has a target on the back instead of skull and crossbones like everyone elses...mmmmmmm

  • Need to take myself off the list for shorts as I don't need em now. Ta.

  • Hello all, just been looking back over recent conversations and am a little confused. Firstly, isn't the kit thread usually a list of people buying kit?



    Second I don't recall having any initiation / introduction / proof of intent test previously when ordering kit over the past few years. I fear I may have bypassed this when my good friend Kanga thrust me his Monaco for my first tri 2 1/2 years ago and told me to wear it as I'd get good support! (he's got a lot to answer for!)



    Since then I've been building up to my first iron distance, doing a few ballbusters, Bala and various other bits and meeting a few great pirates along the way. Now really looking forward to the outlaw and becoming a 'proper' pirate if there is such a thing and meeting a load more, but having nagging doubts if when where etc I should be wearing kit.



    I have largely refrained from wearing it for training as I understood this was frowned upon, but looking at the training thread seems some are wearing theirs everytime they venture out (don't blame them as it is pretty cool!). Can we have some clarity please for the sake of myself and others who are no doubt in the same position?



    We're all here to challenge ourselves and make friends not enemies i'm sure! So, if there is a kit order in amongst this anywhere, do I qualify? Happy to give my life story if required!
  • BH..there is no interview, no life story needed or initiation ceremony.

    Put your name on the list, get some kit and wear it...it really is that simple. I wear ,my kit when i want, i only have one cycle jacket so i wear that when i train....i work on the  basis i am mostly an adult and can make my own choices.

    It looks to me like Schmunkee was trying to find out if that poster was A) a troll or B) someone that just wondered in and fancied some kit as they only have four posts to their name.

  • What he said   image

  • BH, here's the list

    Tri suits last ordered June '11 @ £45)
    bburn plodder
    Big Al 123
    Cat5
    Cpt.jack sparra
    Darkness
    Gastank
    Insomnia63
    NV
    R we there yet
    Slagiatt
    SluMdot
    VT'd
    Zoglug
    Total : 13 (3 more needed)

    Gilet
    Cona
    Dubai Dave
    Insomnia63
    IronM.andel
    Prince Seigfried
    RafikiD
    R we there yet
    SA x 2 (Mrs SA)
    TJ1004
    VT'd
    waving not drowning!
    Zuppy
    Total: 12 (4 more needed)

    Girls Tank Top
    Arctic Lady
    BananaCustard
    Emmy_Bug
    Muffin Top
    Pain is Temporary
    ShuffleB
    Sumoeddie
    WIllRun4Wine
    xxpuddingxx
    Total: 9 (7 more needed)

    Cycle Top (last ordered Sep '11 @ £47)
    bburn plodder
    Horse
    Insomnia63
    MovingAlong
    RafikiD
    R we there yet
    Razor
    Silent Assassin x2
    Slowplod
    TJ1004 x 2
    Undead
    waving not drowning!
    Ironnurse
    Total: 15 (1 more needed)

    Monaco (last ordered Sep '11 @ £45)
    bburn plodder
    Gastank
    Horse
    Insomnia63
    Ironnurse
    RafikiD
    Razor
    Total 7 (9 more needed)

    Armwarmers (last ordered Sep '11 @ £21)

    Cycle Jacket (last ordered Sep '11 @ £107)
    Dubai Dave
    Undead
    Total: 2 (14 more needed)

    TriSuit
    SA
    Total 1 (15 more needed)

     

  • Schmunkee, how many tri tops are you waiting on before you have enough to put in an order?

  • BL...the Tri tops are the Moaco's.

  • Cheers FF, good to hear. Part of me quite likes not wearing the kit for training, at least til after I've gone the distance on jul 1st, adds to the specialness! but as you say most of us are mostly adults so that's my choice. But at the same time like you I only have so much kit so if I want / need to wear it it would be nice to know I'm not cheesing anyone off!



    Let's not forget part of the attraction of being a pirate is the feeling of belonging to something, which you don't get if you feel uncomfortable in the gear!



    Assume you'll be at outlaw, if so look forward to meeting you! Good luck with the rest of your training!
  • BH ... its pricey stuff, you need to get the wear out of it  image

  • Bryant .. minimum order is 15

  • M...eldy, you're not wrong, but worth every penny on race day!
  • Minimum order for LG is 12, but I have se our minimum order at 16 to allow for some people to drop out.







    Kit is not ordered as and when each item hits the minimum order level. I have decided to do a kit order once a year, maybe twice depending on levels







    FF was right re my motives in asking newbies why they want kit. I know people lurk and want to have a feel for what the Pirates are about, but I donk think it's unrealistic to say why you are interested in kit if you only have a handful of posts to your name.







    As for when you wear it, that's entirely up to you. You've paid for it and it's yours to wear whenever you like. Personally, I only wear mine when I am with the Pirates whether that be for training or racing, but that's my choice
  • Apologies re double (or is it triple) spacing
  • you can put me down for:

    Gilet x2

    Cycle top x2

  • I keep seeing posts after I make mine (thanks Razor)....I'll change my Gilet x2 to the Monaco x2

  • Tri Shorts (last ordered June '11 @ £45)
    bburn plodder
    Cat5
    Cpt.jack sparra
    Gastank
    Insomnia63
    NV
    R we there yet
    Slagiatt
    SluMdot
    VT'd
    Zoglug
    Total : 12 (4 more needed)

    Gilet
    Bryant Luke x2
    Cona
    Dubai Dave
    Insomnia63
    IronM.andel
    Prince Seigfried
    RafikiD
    R we there yet
    SA x 2 (Mrs SA)
    Schmunkee
    TJ1004
    VT'd
    waving not drowning!
    Zuppy
    Total: 15 (1 more needed)

    Girls Tank Top
    Arctic Lady
    BananaCustard
    Muffin Top
    Pain is Temporary
    Shas79
    ShuffleB
    Sumoeddie
    WIllRun4Wine
    xxpuddingxx
    Total: 9 (7 more needed)

    Cycle Top (last ordered Sep '11 @ £47)
    bburn plodder
    Bobby Nobby
    Horse
    Insomnia63
    MovingAlong
    RafikiD
    R we there yet
    Razor
    Silent Assassin x2
    Slowplod
    SteadyCJ
    TJ1004 x 2
    Undead
    waving not drowning!
    Ironnurse
    Total: 16 (0 more needed)

    Monaco (last ordered Sep '11 @ £45)
    bburn plodder
    Bryant Luke x2
    Gastank
    Horse
    Insomnia63
    Ironnurse
    RafikiD
    Razor
    Total 9 (7 more needed)

    Armwarmers (last ordered Sep '11 @ £21)

    Cycle Jacket (last ordered Sep '11 @ £107)
    Dubai Dave
    Undead
    Total: 2 (14 more needed)

    TriSuit
    SA
    Total 1 (15 more needed)

  • All, Just want to make it clear that anyone is welcome to order pirate kit, there is no vetting or acceptance process.

    Id like to think that the pirates are open and inclusive, theyre not an official club, neither are there any rules. This works both ways, in such that if someone is asking for kit then I think its fair and a demonstration of our interest to ask them why what races theyre doing, maybe where theyre based etc. Its not a case that theyre being judged on this basis.

    Also, sorting out the kit order can be an onerous process, collecting order confirmations and payments from dozens of people takes time. If someones asking for kit with their first post on the forum, I think its fair to ask them a little more about themselves. If that's their only communication with us how will we get in touch with them in a couple of months when the kit order is being organised.

    As has been said about minimum orders, if we get to 16 and that comprises 6 people that have only posted once and arent contactable, change their mind etc then the order process gets postponed.

    Everyone thats ever wanted/paid for pirate kit has had it collected.

  • I have a Tri Suit, (£75) Tri Shorts (£45) and Tri Top (£45) going. I'll place it on PSOF later unless someone wants to PM me today.

    Size XL, never worn, price includes P+P Payment by Paypal

    PM me if interested

  • I'm going to stick my head above the parapet (  image  ) and ask if I may order my very first bit of pirate kit?

    I did the Kindrochit quadrathlon last year, am doing my first tri (oly) at the end of July, and IM next year (still to decide between IMUK or Outlaw).  It's all gastank's fault.  He made me do it.

    I'd like a girl's tank top (if that's the one with the racer-back) please, whatever size equates with UK 8-10.

    Let me know how to pay and what happens re delivery

    Ta.

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