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#406053 - 20/10/13 08:56 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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Maybe the problem with Seaskinz leaking is down to them being so stretchy. The Goretex do not stretch apart from their calf fabric band.
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#406054 - 20/10/13 10:40 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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I'd rather see a goretex or any breathable membrane come to that in the form of a liner sock - so you could put a thin inner sock, then liner, then thin or thick outer as desired.
The waterproof liner could then be checked easily by filling with water - any leaks easily spotted.
I say this 'cos only 1 of sealskinz socks leaks...
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#406055 - 21/10/13 04:37 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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I think with any of them, it is not a matter of trying to keep your feet totally dry, that may be expecting too much, but just keeping them as dry as possible.
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#406056 - 21/10/13 10:08 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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yes, of course, and though the material is breathable it is not to the same extent as normal, so getting wet from inside is better than getting wet from outside. Either way though, feet are still slowly getting wet... this is why I thing they are only suitable for short stretches of maybe a few hrs at a time. This then increases the faff factor - another shoe stop...
Wet feet aren't a problem in summer but for you on the Spine with snow to contend with it could become a serious concern of course
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#406057 - 22/10/13 12:09 AM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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I used to own a pair of goretex socks.Eventually I went back to using freezer bags as they performed better.In torrential rain its almost impossible to keep your feet dry,especially in places like the Pennines where surface water is a problem.Freezer bags and duct tape might be a better option than sealskin socks.

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#406058 - 22/10/13 08:56 AM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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Lots of wet cold feet last time, and because people were not looking after them until they reached CPs, many suffered Trench Foot and bad blisters.
However only Spine racers would persevere in such conditions wearing shoes.
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#406059 - 22/10/13 01:01 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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Trenchfoot - great way to spend the new year lol
I reckon wearing the Sealskinz for too long from Ravenseat to CR Fell didn't help blisters on 2010 attempt. I kept reminding myself I should stop and change back into ordinary, but wanted to keep going - (that shows lack of discipline...)
In very cold conditions it's much more important to try and keep feet dry.
I remember a pic posted - the leader, as I recall, had massive ice balls on his shoes...
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#406060 - 22/10/13 05:21 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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Yes they must have weighed some too. I can't understand why he let them get to that state. Mind you I think he was in such a state himself on the Cheviots, that he was solely focused on getting to the finish.
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#406065 - 27/10/13 02:19 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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Long range forecast looks quite good.Torrential freezing rain on the Monday and Tuesday and daytime temperatures of 1c.Nightime temperatures of around -1.Final three days forecast dry in the day and torrential freezing rain at night.Sounds like decent weather for the Spine,well at least when its compared to past races!

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#406071 - 28/10/13 07:44 PM Re: Spine 2014. [Re: Slogger]
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I have a feeling that the weather during the Spine will be milder in January compared to last time.
As far as I remember we usually have a milder time after two consecutive bad winters, and a bad summer after two consecutive good summers, although both don't happen very often.
Something tells me the Spine could be wet, very wet. Which as far as I'm concerned is worse than freezing.
Kitted out for anything though, costing a fortune, but at least should last me some years.
Apparently some of the superstars that entered have been frightened off giving injury as an excuse, even though it's still almost 3 months away.
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