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  • #619161

    Lightbrite
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    Does it really not slip?

    Does it come with a grip?

    Is it machine washable?

    #1219391

    Meno
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    They’re made of duct tape and silly putty

    #1219392

    Lightbrite
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    Don’t they need techeles and fringes and duct tape and silly putty are mighty stiff

    #1219393

    Meno
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    Well obviously the strings are made of wool

    #1219394

    K-cup
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    My shabbos Tallis is non slip, weekday is regular, slight difference

    #1219395

    Meno
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    I’m just thinking now, maybe if the begged is made from silly putty and duct tape, the strings can also be made of silly putty and duct tape?

    #1219396

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    The ???? on such a ???? is ?????? ??????.

    #1219397

    Lightbrite
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    DY, on non-slip tallis or a duct tape one?

    #1219398

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Duct tape/silly putty.

    #1219399

    Excellence
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    If I may say, I am disgusted at the amount of Judaica stores selling women’s tallis. I would say over 80 percent of world wide judaica stores sell them. Abominable.

    #1219400

    Meno
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    They should make the women’s tallises (talleysim? tallisos?) extra slippery. That’ll teach ’em.

    But kidding aside, it is really disgusting.

    #1219401

    Lightbrite
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    What does a women’s tallis look like?

    Does a tallis need to be kosher? Maybe they sell the treif tallises to women?

    #1219402

    golfer
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    What women need is a Non-slip sheitel.

    I would try Meno’s advice of using duct tape and silly putty, but I’m afraid that might be painful.

    #1219403

    Excellence
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    I am revolted just looking at them. All colourful and silky. I have quietly resolved not to buy any seforim from a Judaica store that sells womens’ tallisim. Which has severely limited the stores I can buy from now.

    It’s like a man wearing a dress.

    #1219404

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    “I would say over 80 percent of world wide judaica stores sell them. Abominable.”

    What?!!! Where do you live? I’ve never seen such a thing. Of course, I don’t usually frequent the Tallis section of the Sefarim store, so I wouldn’t notice anyhow. But I find it hard to imagine that any of the Sefarim stores I go to sell such a thing.

    That is so sad! But then again, any store that sells such a thing is probably not a store you would want to go to anyhow. Who knows what else they have!

    #1219405

    flatbusher
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    Getting back to the point of the original post…I have a non-slip and my talis still slips. Not sure what they do that makes the manufacturer believe that the talis wont slide off, but it does. I think the the nature of the material on which you wear the talis may make a difference, but my talis slips regardless.

    #1219406

    Lightbrite
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    Maybe velcro on your tallis and shoulders

    #1219407

    Meno
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    I have a non slip and it doesn’t slip.

    #1219408

    Lightbrite
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    Is your non-slip tallis magnetic and is your shirt made of metal?

    #1219409

    Meno
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    It’s not.

    I do make an effort not to do any backflips in shul. Maybe that’s why my tallis stays on.

    #1219410

    flatbusher
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    Meno: Maybe you are one of the lucky ones or you have very broad shoulders

    #1219411

    Meno
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    Hmm. Maybe my shirts/jackets are non-slip.

    #1219412

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    wow, I never realized that being a boy and wearing a tallis is so complicated! No wonder you have to say “shelo asani isha” every morning to remind yourselves that it’s worth it!

    #1219413

    Meno
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    wow, I never realized that being a boy and wearing a tallis is so complicated!

    I’m a man, not a boy. Thank you

    #1219414

    flatbusher
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    The question really is that when the talis was designed, was slippage a problem or was clothing so coarse that the talis clung to the garment. No one seems immuned from slippage, even Rabbonim, and yet I don’t see the no-slip talis as being the solution as it doesn’t seem to be foolproof.

    Lilmod: it’s not complicated but truly being a frum male is pretty demanding on various levels beside the talis

    #1219415

    Lightbrite
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    Yesterday I wondered what things men might feel relief from that only someone who’s been there knows.

    For example, for me as a human who wears contact lenses during the day, after 14hrs of walking around —including getting puffs of A/C blowing into them when walking into the grocery store and staring at a computer screen —it feels so nice to remove these flimsy pieces of plastic from my eyeball lenses in the evening.

    Men may not know how it feels to have one’s head feel heavy from hair. But maybe they know a heavy head from wearing a hat.

    #1219416

    Excellence
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    Lilmod… I live in Australia. We have one or two stores here. No more. They can’t get most of the books I want so I am forced to acquire them from overseas. I am very aquainted with the who and what. There are extremely few stores that don’t sell womens’ tallisim.

    #1219417

    huju
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    If it is icy out, like it will be tomorrow, is it permissible to wear the no-slip tallis all day, to protect against falling on the ice?

    #1219418

    huju
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    Turns out those non-slip tallises are phony. I wore mine all day but I still slipped on the ice. I got a conk and the head, but I’ll be out of the hospital as soon as the double-vision stops.

    #1219419

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Check the tzitzis.

    #1219420

    Lightbrite
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    Sorry huju.

    Glad that they let you in CR while you’re recuperating.

    Maybe it has a warranty or money-back satisfaction guarantee.

    —Have you washed yours? Maybe it lost its grippage. I have some nonslip mat towels and after dozens of washes, they lose some of their traction. Maybe it’s like that?


    DY: What does the tzitzit have to do with it?

    #1219421

    DovidBT
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    Is there a reason why a tallis gadol can’t be designed like a tallis katan, with an opening that fits over your head? That would solve the “slipping off the shoulder” problem.

    #1219422

    nishtdayngesheft
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    I have heard that one of the reasons why Chasidim wear a heavy Atara on their Talis is because they wear “zeidene” (satin or silk) kapotes which were slippery. The heavy atara kept the Talis from slipping off.

    #1219423

    WolfishMusings
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    I use one on Shabbos. It’s not slip proof, but it definitely slips far less than the non-slip one I use during the week.

    The Wolf

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