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WSguy 6th April 2007 08:24 PM

New Stretchy Wesuits
 
Recently I bought a new O'Neil Psycho I to start my season. I have a four year old North 4.5/2.5 Race suit and a 17 year old Body Glove 3/4. Unfortunately, I've gained a little weight and the Body Glove has become too hard to put on at the beach. The North suit fits and is warm, but I don't want to sail in short sleeves right away. I find it hard to believe that the new Psycho I will be as warm or warmer than my other suits. The neoprene is thicker in the 4.5 sections of the North and there is much more 4 mm material in both suits than the O'Neil. I'm hoping I don't hit the cold water hereabouts and find out that I'm right. The salesman insisted that I will find the new suit warmer in spite of the fact that it is a thinner suit. Should I prepared for a shock?

Guest 19th April 2007 10:00 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
Lets hope so:D

Guest 19th April 2007 10:04 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
P.s its "wetsuits" and "O'neill" .And not wesuits,but its up to you what you wanna do in it :o

Guest 19th April 2007 11:13 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
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Lets hope so
Bravo! Nominated for post of the month!

in his own words, "All others need not apply."


:D

nifty 20th April 2007 05:46 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
Hi WSguy, the 2/3mm Psycho works real well - toasty. You may be surprised.B)

windsurferdagg 20th April 2007 08:20 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
ya to give yuo an idea on how warm the new wetsuits are, i was out in minus 7 celcius in a 4/3... and was comfertable

Guest 20th April 2007 08:39 PM

RE: wetsuit
 
O.K. thanks for the pertinent replies. Too bad there are so many dingalings here. I didn't have the time to log in.

WSguy 20th April 2007 09:11 PM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
Now, I've logged in. Actually, from what they are saying there should be less restrictions on the blood flow because the suit is so stretchy. I'm going to head out soon.

Guest 21st April 2007 12:37 AM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
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Actually, from what they are saying there should be less restrictions on the blood flow because the suit is so stretchy. I'm going to head out soon.
You should be plenty toasty, especially since you've been getting a thorough roasting down under. Keep up the good work!

Seabreeze Forums

Might want to keep your head in, so to speak, a tad longer:D

sailquik 22nd April 2007 09:25 AM

RE: New Stretchy Wesuits
 
New wetsuits are ALWAYS warmer than old ones. The old ones break down internally and lose their insulation properties. But I am of the firm convection (!) that a new thicker one is warmer than a new thinner one!


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