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Thanks Lucy,

Up here we regularly have 30mph winds and less frequently 60mph and above, I work in the oil and gas industry and helicopter flights are cancelled usually a couple of times a month due to high winds

I think I'm going to go with Brigg, my dad had his knee replaced after a motorbike accident, my mum is also getting one as she just had a hip replaced due to cancer and I'd be as well get one for myself and my brother to round off the collection
post #572 of 643
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Thanks Lucy,

Up here we regularly have 30mph winds and less frequently 60mph and above, I work in the oil and gas industry and helicopter flights are cancelled usually a couple of times a month due to high winds

I think I'm going to go with Brigg, my dad had his knee replaced after a motorbike accident, my mum is also getting one as she just had a hip replaced due to cancer and I'd be as well get one for myself and my brother to round off the collection


Four Briggs! That will be scarily expensive.... You might also want to consider their golf umbrellas which retail for £100 or so rather than the £300 or so for solid stick. Ive had my solid cherry now for about 8 years, and my Brigg golfer for about 3 or 4 years - the golfer replaced an earlier Brigg golfer which was wrecked in a dreadful storm when I really shouldnt have been using it as the winds were a steady 45-50mph gusting up to over 70mph.......
post #573 of 643
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Four Briggs! That will be scarily expensive.... You might also want to consider their golf umbrellas which retail for £100 or so rather than the £300 or so for solid stick. Ive had my solid cherry now for about 8 years, and my Brigg golfer for about 3 or 4 years - the golfer replaced an earlier Brigg golfer which was wrecked in a dreadful storm when I really shouldnt have been using it as the winds were a steady 45-50mph gusting up to over 70mph.......

 

I see they are fairly expensive but it's the first decent idea I've had for a birthday present in years! I just figure if everyone else in the family is getting one then I'm having one too!! As far as golf umbrellas go I'm pretty happy with my Galvin Green, it takes a good battering in the winds round here, worst thing is when the wind blows the shaft into your head! I will be sure not to break it out for hurricane force weather but it's going to get plenty of use round here as it loves to rain in Scotland! I'm undecided whether or not they are all going to be the same configuration or different handles but there's plenty of time to decide about that. Appreciate your help Lucy, hope the suns out in Brighton today!
post #574 of 643

i got two Maglia 

that the whangee one is so short (less than 80cm) reduced my happiness...

there are some other differences between them,

 eg. 1) the canopy: polyester vs polyester/cotton

       2) fastener type  totally different

       3) metal wrapped head

 

 

 

i think the head length of the whangee umbrella is shorter than most stick umbrellas i see. so is there anything special?

by the way, anyone know how much the retail price of the whangee one? not mean to sell it ,just what to know:cheers: 

post #575 of 643
where did you buy the maglias from?
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The November 2013 issue of Consumer Reports includes a report (a positive one) on the Gustbuster umbrella that might interest forumites living in an area prone to storms or high winds (or who travel to such places):

 

“We paid $34.95 for a foldable Metro with a 43-inch canopy.

[…]

Bring on the breeze. Although the GustBuster is not “UN-Flippable,” it’s strong and works well in a big wind. Catching the wind, the Totes inverted and broke at 15 mph; GustBuster inverted at 30 mph but didn’t break, even at speeds topping 50 mph. Oh—it also shielded us from rain.”  [...] — p.11.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #577 of 643
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where did you buy the maglias from?

 

one from ebay, the other from it's Asian counterparts

post #578 of 643
New Talarico!


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looks great

what's the kind of wood?

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looks great
what's the kind of wood?

Thanks. It is striped Canadian hickory!
post #581 of 643
Did you get your set of Briggs Steve? What colours and woods did you go for - and are they being well used?
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Thanks. It is striped Canadian hickory!

That's gorgeous - did you get it in London or somewhere else? I know I have more than enough umbrellas but I would love something like that... Some girls buy lots of shoes but I buy lots of umbrellas (actually if I'm honest I buy far too many shoes as well......)
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That's gorgeous - did you get it in London or somewhere else? I know I have more than enough umbrellas but I would love something like that... Some girls buy lots of shoes but I buy lots of umbrellas (actually if I'm honest I buy far too many shoes as well......)

I bought the umbrella in Naples - directly from Mario Talarico.
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Did you get your set of Briggs Steve? What colours and woods did you go for - and are they being well used?

 



Not bought them yet Lucy, unfortunately my car had problems with the clutch and another few odds and ends so I bought a new one meaning I haven't really had the cash at the moment.

Dad - Oak handle, burgundy canopy

Mum - Maple handle, green canopy

Brother - Chestnut handle, black canopy

Me - same as my dad

On the Brigg website though when you try to personalise it only lists the black canopy as an option, how do you go about personalising the canopy colours?
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New Talarico!

That's fantastic! I just got finished shooting a bunch of the Talarico umbrellas I purchased this June while in Naples. As someone that has carried Maglia Francesco for a long time (we probably have the largest selection anywhere), I must admit that I am really impressed with the quality of the Talarico umbrellas. What really differentiates these umbrellas is the craftmanship of the shafts. He is the only person to my knowledge that offers an unshaven, single-piece handle/shaft. The work that goes into selecting and then forging these shafts has to be incredible. Next time I'm in Naples, I really want to ask to see this process.

It is also my understanding that Talarico himself forges his shafts, whereas Maglia obtains theirs from a cane company based in Milan.

For those interested, here is a description of the different wood types for the Talarico umbrellas (we had to type this up for the website, so I'm just copy-pasting it here for your enjoyment. It also hasn't been edited):
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Unstripped Hickory

Trees in the genus Carya are commonly known as Hickory, derived from the Powhatan of Virginia. The genus includes 17-19 species of deciduous trees with pinnately compound leaves and large nuts. Between 10-24 species are native from China and Indochina.
This umbrella is made entirely by hand and finished with hand stitching and the steel spokes are made in line with a traditional handicraft technique.
The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn.



Unstripped cherry
Cherry is a tree native to Asia Minor. Compared to other materials, cherry wood is particularly sought after due to its sturdiness, typical color and natural scent. 
This umbrella is made entirely by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inside of its shade is finished with hand stitching and the steel spokes are made in line with traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand-embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn. 




Hazel wood
Hazel trees are native to Asia Minoir, but currently grow throughout Europe. Their bark is very-hard and the wood is comparatively light in weight but has a rather course surface.
This umbrella is entirely made by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and its steel spokes are made in line with a traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn.




Sugar Cane
Sugar cane has been widely grown in Europe since its introduction at the time of Alexander the Great. Its light weight combined with the attractive veining on the surface of the shaft make this umbrella truly special.
This umbrella is entirely made by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and its steel spokes are made in line with a traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn.



Ash wood
About 60 species of ash tree (family Oleaceae) have spread from Europe throughout the warmer zones of the entire northern hemisphere. 
Ash wood is very pliable and is consequently easy to work. This umbrella i entirely made by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and its steel spokes are made in line with a traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of umbrella is made ho horn 



Cherry wood
Cherry is a tree native to Asia Minor. Compared to other materials, cherry wood is particularly sought after due to its sturdiness, typical color and natural scent. 
This umbrella is made entirely by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inside of its shade is finished with hand stitching and the steel spokes are made in line with traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn.




Swan-neck' mounted Bamboo
Bamboo, which is native to Asia, is particularly sought after because the plant species from with it is yielded grow in comparatively small quantities.
This is due to the fact that some of its species only flower at very long intervals of time normally ranging from 5 to 30-60 years and, exceptionally, up to 120 years. This umbrella is made entirely by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and the steel spokes are manufactured in line with a traditional handicraft technique.




Chestnut wood
The chestnut wood, which native to Asia and to Europe, is a solid, flexible and not exceedingly heavy wood. This umbrella is made entirely by hand and finished to a very high standard.
The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and the steel spokes are manufactured in line with a traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of umbrella is made of horn.




Congo wood
'Congo' is the name given to a strub (family Papilionaceae) which grows in arid and stony soil favoring sunny positions. Congo strubs can grow to a height of 3-5 meters and a diameter of about 2 meters. 
This umbrella is entirely made by hand and finished to a very high standard. The inner side of the shade is finished with hand stitching and its steel spokes are made in line with traditional handicraft technique. The ribbon on the shade has a hand-embroidered ring with a particular button, while the tip of the umbrella is made of horn. 




Apple-tree wood
The apple-tree coming from Europe is a dense and springy wood, easy to wash, which is used for musical and precision instruments' manufacture. 
This tree has a big shrub, it is reddish colored, it can rise till about 14 metres high, and presents a smooth surface at working. It is not too heavy. The umbrella is completely hand-made and it is finished in all details. the inside is enriched by hand-sewn finishing and steel ribs made according with an old workmanship. The ribbons set on the cover are provided with a hand-edged ring with a special pearl-button, while the ferrule in in worked horn.



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