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by surfydude
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Slicking up
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Slicking up

I've seen this ages ago, but has anyone tried slicking up suits with silicone lube (or similar) like this guy? The results look incredibly shiny. Much slicker than unlubricated smoothskin and different from wet nylon suits. https://www.flickr.com/photos/llbdevu/5627713966/ https://www.flickr.com/pho...
by surfydude
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Floating in wetsuits
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Floating in wetsuits

It's a lot easier and fun when you're encased in neoprene (and maybe dive mask and snorkel). Feels like what Dutchie said.
by surfydude
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: How tight do you wear your wetsuits
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Also wouldn't say no to have someone by my side that actively worked on getting out more difficult. :D Getting zipped up by someone else is always fun (unless your suit is so tight that you suffocate). Maybe they can untie the zip cord too so you can't touch the zip! Haha! Just make sure you're not...
by surfydude
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Zipper types
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Zipper types

Sounds like a pretty cool wetsuit to have. They must like seeing it if they want you suited up after the session. LOL :D
by surfydude
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Zipper types
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Zipper types

Tiger wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:05 pm
I’ve still got one of the old style semi dry suits with a cross shoulder dry zip. It feels pretty horny to wear, once it’s zipped up I can’t get out on my own! :D
Haha, interesting! A drysuit zip! But you'd have a dive buddy by your side, right? :D
by surfydude
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How tight do you wear your wetsuits
Replies: 3
Views: 333

How tight do you wear your wetsuits

Over the years with different suits, I've noticed varying opinions on how tight they should fit. Some like it comfortably tight, but some like it really tight. And some are between sizes. I've tried suits that are too small. Might be ok while they're new and stretchy, but they're too restrictive to ...
by surfydude
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Floating in wetsuits
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Floating in wetsuits

Who here enjoys suiting up and and floating around in the water? Yes, it's true that wetsuits (especially full suits) make you float without moving, either lying face up or down. As well as getting the suit all slick and shiny, I find it quite relaxing to be suspended motionless by nothing but water...
by surfydude
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Zipper types
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Zipper types

With different types of ways of getting in and out of various wetsuits, does anyone have preferences? I like back zips for a clean looking front and ease of entry/exit, but can't beat chest zips or zipperless suits for flexibility and fewer leaks! Sometimes it's worth looking like a contortionist to...
by surfydude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: When is it too warm for wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: When is it too warm for wetsuits

I went down to my local swim/tri shop to check out some Orca wetsuits. But yikes! They turned the store heating up too much! I felt too warm already in a shirt, yet alone trying on a wetsuit. The temp must be for those trying on speedos (in winter) :shock:. It's even worse when the first suit is too...
by surfydude
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: When is it too warm for wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: When is it too warm for wetsuits

The hot summer gets me sticky so I tend to quickly slip on a spring suit and jump in the water immediately. The short sleeves and legs are a lot less noticeable and a lot cooler when wet. And very easy to change in and out of. I have a spetton freediving wetsuit (in two piece), it's an old model but...
by surfydude
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: When is it too warm for wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: When is it too warm for wetsuits

I have the same problem: during 1 week, we have 35-40°C :oops: It's imposible to put on wetsuit , even with water behind. Eek, 35-40 degrees is brutal. I can't put on a wetsuit in that either and have to settle for rash shirt and boardshorts. Even the water is like a spa. Good to hear it's cooler. ...
by surfydude
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: When is it too warm for wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

When is it too warm for wetsuits

With warm temperatures common lately in many parts of the world (even in my hometown - a few 26-27 degree days in winter!), how warm does it get to be intolerable for wetsuits? Obviously, it depends on the suit and if it's wet or dry. For me, around 25 degrees it gets too warm to stay dry for long. ...
by surfydude
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.
Replies: 37
Views: 21464

Re: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.

This makes me bring a question, Rubberknite is still doing business doing those modifications?, probably i'll buy some HUUB/Orca wetsuits and i wish to modify it for crotch zippers, it's pretty unknown where i can modify it, and cutting neoprene with normal scissors can damage the neoprene ever fur...
by surfydude
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.
Replies: 37
Views: 21464

Re: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.

Is the "tube" attached to the suit?

Reminds me of this suit I saw years ago. It also has a "tube".

https://rubberknite.webnode.com/product ... n-inside-/
by surfydude
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits stuck at the wrists and ankles
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: Wetsuits stuck at the wrists and ankles

I've always peeled my full wetsuits off and they end up inside out, so it's not new. Only problem is they don't slide easily over my hands or feet (probably because mine are big!). Smooth wetsuits do get slippery when wet, but opposite is true for surf suits (especially chest zips). A bag helps, but...