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Just had a windy weekend with ferocious hail showers battering the windows on Sunday afternoon - luckily I didnt have to go out in it as the trees across the road were really shaking wildly and I saw a couple of people losing the fight with their umbrellas. Sunny this morning, but Ive come to the office swathed in rainwear (raincape, trilby, long boots) and carrying my wooden shafted Brigg as the forecast for this evening is torrential rain and winds of 35mph gusting to 60mph so it looks as though i could be in for a real battle later, and might even have to give up on the Brigg if the winds are too rough
post #512 of 643
First of the rain bands arriving now but the main storm isnt expected until about 4 or 5 pm and then will last until the morning. Apparently we are promised heavy rain and high winds for most of this week so I may have to make do with my raincape and thigh boots if its too wild for my Briggs or my Longchamp brolly. Based on my experiences in December, I dont think my Fox umbrella will handle the sort of winds we are expecting...
post #513 of 643
Does anyone know of a solid stick umbrella with more than eight ribs? I imagine they must be stronger in heavy winds.
post #514 of 643
My Longchamp umbrella has 10 ribs, but I think the handle and shaft are separate pieces of wood rather than being a "solid". I believe James Smith do a 10-rib umbrella but only with a metal shaft.

My 8 rib solid Brigg took a real battering yesterday evening, and I had to close it on the walk home from the office. I was able to use it for about half of my walk but then there is a stretch which is very exposed to the wind coming off the sea. Even with me gripping the handle in one hand, and the very top of the shaft with the other, and holding the umbrella in front of me like a shield, i could tell that the frame was struggling to stay in shape and it felt as though the ribs were going to buckle inwards under the force of the gusts which apparently were from 35-60 mph. Added to that i was being blown from side to side and my raincape was trying to fly up into the air... Luckily I had tied the cape hood firmly around my face so I closed the Brigg and tied it tightly to stop it blowing open in the storm. My cape was dripping when I got home but at least the Brigg survived. Apparently we are due another storm Thursday/Friday - this time with wind gusts up to 80mph!!!
post #515 of 643
This better bring in the ladies. Somber navy nylon canopy with a voyeuristic hint of red.





Edited by bboysdontcryy - 2/2/13 at 12:32pm
post #516 of 643
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Originally Posted by Lucy J View Post

My Longchamp umbrella has 10 ribs, but I think the handle and shaft are separate pieces of wood rather than being a "solid". I believe James Smith do a 10-rib umbrella but only with a metal shaft.

My 8 rib solid Brigg took a real battering yesterday evening, and I had to close it on the walk home from the office. I was able to use it for about half of my walk but then there is a stretch which is very exposed to the wind coming off the sea. Even with me gripping the handle in one hand, and the very top of the shaft with the other, and holding the umbrella in front of me like a shield, i could tell that the frame was struggling to stay in shape and it felt as though the ribs were going to buckle inwards under the force of the gusts which apparently were from 35-60 mph. Added to that i was being blown from side to side and my raincape was trying to fly up into the air... Luckily I had tied the cape hood firmly around my face so I closed the Brigg and tied it tightly to stop it blowing open in the storm. My cape was dripping when I got home but at least the Brigg survived. Apparently we are due another storm Thursday/Friday - this time with wind gusts up to 80mph!!!

I know you a Londoner, not so much because of your status, but because like a true-blue Londoner, you love to speak about the weather. The weather, almost invariably, rolls off one's lips.
post #517 of 643
London born and bred indeed, but recently moved to Brighton because of work - still get up to London once a fortnight, maybe once a week as I stil have some work responsibilities in our London office. Love talking about the weather but its mainly wind and rain which impact on me most - what shall I wear, how can i keep dry etc etc (Im a very girly girl). Love the blue umbrella with red lining - where is that from?

And as for the impact of the weather - here in Brighton we see so much wind - almost feels as though its going to blow me over sometimes, which means hanging on to a brolly can be a real battle.

Where in London are you?
post #518 of 643
Absolutely torrential in Brighton today, but at least there is very little wind, so my Brigg golfer and my trenchcoat and long boots managed to keep the worst off when I went out to get some lunch. That sort of rain with 30-40mph winds would be pretty much impossible to deal with.....
post #519 of 643
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Originally Posted by Lucy J View Post

London born and bred indeed, but recently moved to Brighton because of work - still get up to London once a fortnight, maybe once a week as I stil have some work responsibilities in our London office. Love talking about the weather but its mainly wind and rain which impact on me most - what shall I wear, how can i keep dry etc etc (Im a very girly girl). Love the blue umbrella with red lining - where is that from?

And as for the impact of the weather - here in Brighton we see so much wind - almost feels as though its going to blow me over sometimes, which means hanging on to a brolly can be a real battle.

Where in London are you?

Enjoy Brighton, wInd is going to be harder very soon. However, there is always nice coffee shops around the new lane.
I missed that place.
post #520 of 643
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

This better bring in the ladies. Somber navy nylon canopy with a voyeuristic hint of red.





Now I have seen the pic, I don't think the ones you checked yesterday are that much better than this one you have.
You might as well save up to get the real deal.
post #521 of 643
Heavy windblown snow in Brighton today - almost blizzard like at times. Very unusual for us to get snow here on the coast. Lots of pedestrians struggling with umbrellas against the wind which looks to be 20-30 mph. Shouldnt be a problem for my Brigg when i go out at lunchtime but I will probably need to hang on with both hands to keep the brolly shielding me....
post #522 of 643
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Heavy windblown snow in Brighton today - almost blizzard like at times. Very unusual for us to get snow here on the coast. Lots of pedestrians struggling with umbrellas against the wind which looks to be 20-30 mph. Shouldnt be a problem for my Brigg when i go out at lunchtime but I will probably need to hang on with both hands to keep the brolly shielding me....

Was more of a problem than I had thought at lunchtime as the wind was really swirling around - not umbrella-damaging gusts but i needed to keep close control of the Brigg, and also of my trilby which was threatening to blow off several times - once the wind did actually take the hat and I had to chase it a few yards down the street!!
post #523 of 643
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Originally Posted by Lucy J View Post

Was more of a problem than I had thought at lunchtime as the wind was really swirling around - not umbrella-damaging gusts but i needed to keep close control of the Brigg, and also of my trilby which was threatening to blow off several times - once the wind did actually take the hat and I had to chase it a few yards down the street!!

Conditions deteriorating here - thick wet snow and the wind is up - gusting to 40mph according to the internet and I can believe that from looking out of the window. Umbrellas really struggling to cope - one of the girls from the office has just got back from a meeting and her brolly was completely whipped inside out at the end of our street.

Not sure if I will be able to control the brigg and my trilby on the way home - its now definitely a day where you need two hands for the umbrella and another one for the hat - may have to leave the trilby at the office and tie my scarf over my head as I have come to the office in a winter coat that doesnt have a hood.

Im hoping the brigg will be OK but the problem seems to be the gusts as they are really brutal when they hit... Just seen another couple of umbrellas completely blown out whilst i am typing this!

We are now definitely at the level of "umbrella-damaging" gusts - i may have to see if i can find a spare office golf umbrella to avoid risking my brigg on the way home......
post #524 of 643
Less updates on weather and more pictures of your brolly, Lucy...biggrin.gif
post #525 of 643
Whenever I see this title, my mind instantly thinks "Women with riding crop appreciation thread..." Obviously my mind is moving in dark channels.

Anyway - Can anyone compare the Howard Yount vs Kent Wang umbrellas? Are they both Talarico?
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