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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 10:05pm
hmmm i can imajine that salt watr does hurt ,  but why would u want to stuff chilis in your eyes?
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try chopping chillies, then putting ur lenses in, even after a few hours!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 10:12pm

Haa now that's an experience I can share!

Have you ever cooked with fresh chillies, Hydro? I grow some really fierce chillies at home. You deseed them, chop them and cook them. Even if you've washed your hands about ten times in the course of the cooking, don't absentmindedly rub your eye. Whaaaaaa!!  Now, that hurts!

(and don't mention wearing gloves... I hate them!)

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hydrographer20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 05 at 10:41pm
hahaha bns i was just thinking that about the glove thing whilst i was reading ur post .  well actually some 1 was taking to me aobut them the other day.  and they cna be so powerful that they can really hurt u and some can burn ur skin.  which is why i think im gonna stay well away fomr those eveil corosive chilis.  plus i dont wana look like this after i have eaten 1
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Post Options Post Options   Quote terraslazer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 05 at 7:31pm

yeh i wear contacts all the time and sail a laser radial. i have never had any problems with them, but you have to resist the temptation to rub your eyes when getting sprayed in the face. i wear monthly ones so cant really afford to be lossing them.

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I was sailing in the Radial Europeans last year and in about force five a wave hit me straight in the face and broke the contact lense in my right eye. I carried on sailing sometimes shutting the eye and opening it when I could. After the race I got to a RIB and I was able to get the 'large' piece out but the 'small' piece (like a slice of pizza) stayed in and scratched by eye. I spent several hours after racing trying to get it out (using special solution and clothes) but no luck. Eventually when I got to sleep my eye wept all night and the piece came out on its own but my eye was sore for days after... I now race 'blind'!
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