The umbrella, cane, riding crop and miscellaneous accessories porn thread

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  1. Roikins

    Roikins Senior member

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    Do any of our reporters live on the California coast - a girlfriend of mine who works in San Francisco has texted me to say they are expecting a really bad storm today. She bought a traditional Brigg when she was last over in London, and has used it on her way to the office in SF this morning - apparently it was OK but she doesn't know if she will risk using the umbrella later if the storm gets much worse...!


    I used my SAB in much worse weather over in DC than we're having right now in the SF Bay Area.
     
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    Can anyone tell me which is made stronger?

    A solid stick

    2-piece

    or a steel tubed umbrella?

    I automatically assumed a solid stick, but I think I might be wrong. Personally, I don't like the slim frame designs.
     
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    Also, what is everyone referring to by, "BB" Brooks Brothers, I'm guessing...
     
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    Can anyone tell me which is made stronger? A solid stick 2-piece or a steel tubed umbrella? I automatically assumed a solid stick, but I think I might be wrong. Personally, I don't like the slim frame designs.
    I was told both at Brigg and Smith, that solid sticks are the strongest, since the umbrellas are expected to be used as walking sticks.
     
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    Can anyone tell me which is made stronger?

    A solid stick

    2-piece

    or a steel tubed umbrella?

    I automatically assumed a solid stick, but I think I might be wrong. Personally, I don't like the slim frame designs.


    My experience is that the # of ribs is more important than the one vs. two piece construction for typical umbrella use. I have both and don't see much difference between a one-piece 8-rib umbrella and a metal tube one. I do see a big difference with my 10-rib brolly on a windy day.
     
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    Yes, I think I'm more interested in James Smith's tbh. I guess if it's all about the ribbing, Brooks brother has 16... but I don't think it's made from a single stick.
     
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    Just picked this James A Smith up for 150. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Can anybody identify the wood?
     
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    Looks like maple. Handsome umbrella, and a good price.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Got this Brigg from the same guy too. I hate that its two piece though...Anybody know what wood the crook is?
     
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    Two pieces are god awful pieces of trash. Sell it to me at an SF approved price.
     
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    Hard to tell from the pics, but I'm guessing malacca. At least that's how it looks on my monitor. As far as I know, Brigg offers it only in two-piece construction.
     
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    Two pieces are god awful pieces of trash. Sell it to me at an SF approved price.

    haha, he may have more, so you may see some soon...
     
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    Hard to tell from the pics, but I'm guessing malacca. At least that's how it looks on my monitor. As far as I know, Brigg offers it only in two-piece construction.

    I wish it had a better taper like other two pieces they offer.
     
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    My experience is that the # of ribs is more important than the one vs. two piece construction for typical umbrella use. I have both and don't see much difference between a one-piece 8-rib umbrella and a metal tube one. I do see a big difference with my 10-rib brolly on a windy day.

    I've had my two 8 rib Briggs for a few years now (solid stick cherry and double ribbed golfer with the thick metal shaft) and find them remarkably strong against oiur south coast winds - would a 10 rib be even stronger??
     
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    I've had my two 8 rib Briggs for a few years now (solid stick cherry and double ribbed golfer with the thick metal shaft) and find them remarkably strong against oiur south coast winds - would a 10 rib be even stronger??

    By definition, yes. Two of my three 8-rib Brigg ended up with bent ribs in NY weather. My 10-rib Smith seems more likely to lift me off the ground than to bend (at least so far - knock on wood)
     

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