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Old 22nd June 2010, 22:09   #136
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Dwarak sir why are you not coming with us to Pune?!
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Old 23rd June 2010, 14:00   #138
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Hi Guys,

Where can I buy these gumboots? Are they any partucular brand?

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Been mentioned before. DUCKBACK.
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When you buy gumboots, check for the flexibility at the ankle. Some are very rigid and won't let you bend the ankle. While driving, you will have lift your entire leg instead of merely bending at the ankle to release the pedal. That can cause lot of problems for Jeep drivers with very little room between their knee and steering wheel.
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Im guessing the gum boots are a must for monsoon OTRs. BTW, I have this friend who knows someone who manufactures shoes that go to Indian army. I picked up a pair or waterproof canvas camouflage high ankle shoes from him for Rs.450/- They are rock solid and for that price I think they are super worth it! These grip the ankle well but not too tight as samurai has mentioned below...

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Wolf, the shoes you have posted are Jungle Boots. It will get wet thoroughly in water.

The gum boots are cheaper though. In Coorg I had picked up Diamond brand gumboots for 160 bucks, they are light as feather, but inflexible at the ankle. Yesterday I got 14 inch Duckback gumboots that are flexible at the ankle for 413 bucks. They look similar to what Shahnawaz is wearing, but have red soles. The yellow sole gumboot are of higher gauge and inflexible at the ankle, which I didn't prefer.
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Dwarak sir why are you not coming with us to Pune?!
Jaggu, Wish to come. Professional commitments are binding me.
Have fun
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Wolf, the shoes you have posted are Jungle Boots. It will get wet thoroughly in water.

The gum boots are cheaper though. In Coorg I had picked up Diamond brand gumboots for 160 bucks, they are light as feather, but inflexible at the ankle. Yesterday I got 14 inch Duckback gumboots that are flexible at the ankle for 413 bucks. They look similar to what Shahnawaz is wearing, but have red soles. The yellow sole gumboot are of higher gauge and inflexible at the ankle, which I didn't prefer.
I got black colour Duckback gum boots upto the calf ones. Costed me 575 Rupees
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Hi,

Just checking out this. The pics look awesome but the road, if I can call it, look really dreadful. Lemme check out the full Magic of the Monsoon.
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WHEN ARE YOU GUYS CALLING US FOR MUNNAR OTR??? YES I KNOW I AM SHOUTING.

this is mind blowing. one hell of a terrain.

more pics please
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Old 23rd July 2010, 23:40   #147
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WHEN ARE YOU GUYS CALLING US FOR MUNNAR OTR??? YES I KNOW I AM SHOUTING.

this is mind blowing. one hell of a terrain.

more pics please
Totally agree to this one!

Yes Devang! We should plan a trip this side...How far is it? Our jeeps will kill us!
Well that actually is another plus for the Thar! "120 Kmph cruising" to reach really far OTR destinations!!

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Old 26th July 2010, 10:40   #148
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WHEN ARE YOU GUYS CALLING US FOR MUNNAR OTR??? YES I KNOW I AM SHOUTING.

this is mind blowing. one hell of a terrain.

more pics please
No worries buddy, will difinetly organise some thing really good in Munnar.
Will keep you all posted soon.

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Old 26th July 2010, 11:45   #149
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Roby,iam in for that with my gypsy.this time no plan to join with you for a high jump.Raj
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Old 26th July 2010, 13:41   #150
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Missed this thread earlier. Some of you fellas are really mad(pun intended) . Period !! I don't think I would have mustered the courage to do this at that point in time. Kudos to all you guys.

Jaggu thanks a ton made for a wonderful read. How did you manage to keep your camera dry thru the slush fest ?
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