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by surfydude
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: When is it too warm for wetsuits
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

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: 1923

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: 1923

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: 1923

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: 49
Views: 29924

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: 49
Views: 29924

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: 4
Views: 1253

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...
by surfydude
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits stuck at the wrists and ankles
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Wetsuits stuck at the wrists and ankles

I can get a full wetsuit on without too much trouble (using a plastic bag to slide it on), but getting it off is a lot harder. Wrists are a little difficult, but I always struggle bigtime at the ankles, especially when the suit is wet. I found I need a bag over my foot to get it off (works for a sur...
by surfydude
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: wetsuit play fights
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: wetsuit play fights

I remember those James Bond underwater fight scenes too. I liked the black rubber scuba gear (especially James Bond in it!), but the action was a bit scary and tense to watch. Imagine my relief when Bond fought off his enemies and made it out alive (still suited up)! These days, I'll have some frien...
by surfydude
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.
Replies: 49
Views: 29924

Re: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.

I quite like thin onepiece freediving wetsuits like the Omer W5 below. Only 1.5mm and flexible! But stores here don't have them so no trying on to find my size. :(

http://www.omersub.com/eng/upw5_eng.asp

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by surfydude
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: C'mon Aussies C'mon !
Replies: 11
Views: 4017

Re: C'mon Aussies C'mon !

I'm sad too. A meet up would be heaps fun.
by surfydude
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Selling Legendary Orca Speedsuit
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: Selling Legendary Orca Speedsuit

Looks like a great suit, but knowing Orcas, it's a bit small for me.
by surfydude
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: C'mon Aussies C'mon !
Replies: 11
Views: 4017

Re: C'mon Aussies C'mon !

As much as I'd like to meet up, he's normally in New South Wales Central Coast, unless he's travelling.
by surfydude
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: A wetsuit dream come true..how was your experience with wetsuit meets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: A wetsuit dream come true..how was your experience with wetsuit meets?

Fun indeed! Looking forward to hearing more adventures. The DHB wetsuit looks great - shiny and rubbery. I had one briefly but didn't fit.
by surfydude
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Anything wetsuit related
Topic: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.
Replies: 49
Views: 29924

Re: Wetsuits you're currently lusting after.

It's really up to you. Different? Yes. Discrete? Somewhat. Could probably work at a fancy dress party, but a tight jumpsuit might raise eyebrows. Unless you're actually wearing it in the water, there are other costumes that are cheaper and look similar (just not a wetsuit). Even the shoes look like ...