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Grissim Connery 06-16-2008 11:42 AM

Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
I saw the redneck watersport video with the kettlebells submerged in the pond. I have a set of Russian kettlebells from Dragon Door. Is it okay to get them wet like that? What is the coating on the kettlebells? A few times when I've been working out, it has started raining and I wasn't sure if I could just keep swinging away. I would love to stay out there and train in the rain.

Jamie J. Skibicki 06-16-2008 11:49 AM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
I used to use kettle bells in the pool at my old apartment. It was fun. Snatching and swinging in water is kind of cool, plus there were hot chicks in bikinis. My kettlebells are still in good shape, no rust, do dings.

Caz Berkowitz 06-16-2008 12:01 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
If they get wet they will be heavier. Scale your workout accordingly.

Melissa Urban 06-16-2008 12:06 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
My DDs haven't rusted. An older 12K from Powermax has, just from being left outside during a light shower.

Not sure I'd swing/snatch/clean a wet kettlebell. No matter how much chalk I use, the smooth DD handles get pretty slippery. It'd add an interesting dynamic to farmers walks, though.

P.S. Caz - hilarious. ;)

Jason M Struck 06-16-2008 02:18 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
depends on the finish. and whether or not it is chipped.

Calvin Sun 06-16-2008 02:36 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
The Dragondoor KBs have a high gloss epoxy finish, as long as its not too dinged up you should be fine.

Jason Peacock 06-16-2008 03:27 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
It's a steel cannonball with a handle - I don't think some rust will hurt the kettlebell any, just make sure you're up to date with your tetanus shots :)

Adam Noble 06-16-2008 05:25 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
No, and don't feed them after midnight either, or at least that is what some crazy old man in china town told me.

Samuel Friedman 06-16-2008 07:11 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
lol...nice one adam

Grissim Connery 06-16-2008 10:29 PM

Re: Kettlebell Maintenance: Can I get them wet?
 
Sounds good. I'll try beasting through the rain next time it starts during a workout. They probably would get incredibly slick though like you guys said. Probably just stick to swings in that situation and work on some intense grip training.


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