Go Back   Starboard Forums > Free Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 6th April 2007, 07:24 PM   #1
WSguy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 88
Default 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?
WSguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2007, 09:00 PM   #2
Guest
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default RE: New Stretchy Wesuits

Lets hope so
Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2007, 09:04 PM   #3
Guest
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default 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
Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2007, 10:13 PM   #4
Guest
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default RE: New Stretchy Wesuits

Quote:
Lets hope so
Bravo! Nominated for post of the month!

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


Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2007, 04:46 PM   #5
nifty
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 28
Default RE: New Stretchy Wesuits

Hi WSguy, the 2/3mm Psycho works real well - toasty. You may be surprised.B)
nifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2007, 07:20 PM   #6
windsurferdagg
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 197
Send a message via MSN to windsurferdagg
Default 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
windsurferdagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2007, 07:39 PM   #7
Guest
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default 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.
Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2007, 08:11 PM   #8
WSguy
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 88
Default 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.
WSguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2007, 11:37 PM   #9
Guest
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,321
Default RE: New Stretchy Wesuits

Quote:
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
Guest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2007, 08:25 AM   #10
sailquik
Speed Demon
 
sailquik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 37
Default 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!
__________________
The older I get, the better I was.
sailquik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +7. The time now is 07:58 AM.