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Old 10-17-2011, 08:39 PM
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What Drysuit ?

With the purchase of the new X-25 this year I think we will be on the river all winter. Any input on the best drysuit for wakeboarding , sky ski and wakesurfing would be helpful. I have very little knowledge about them.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:44 PM
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I don't own one but many people say the O'neil Boost is the way to go. Baggy type suit so you can wear your sweats under it and stay dry.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:56 PM
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I have the Oneil Boost and I love. I have had it for about 3 years now. I just sent it back to o'neal becasue a couple of the seals were wearing down a bit. They will replace them for $20 and I should have it back soon. A dry suit has extended our season by 3 months (1 1/12 months earlier and 1 1/12 months later). It is fun to be the only boat still on the water in the fall.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:09 PM
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I do not own one (I get an extra month each way with a wetsuit), but I have heard good things about the Barefoot International drysuit. I have a BFI barefoot suit, and it is top notch.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:13 PM
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I went from a bag style (with latex seals)to an Oneill hybrid with neoprene seals. What a difference in comfort the neo is.
Whatever you get, make sure it has neoprene seals for comfort.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:40 PM
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Boost is nice but the neoprene neck lets in a little water if you fall a lot. For the kids we use the adrenaline watersports baggies. I have a bare that was great but I upgraded to a kokatat GTFE with booties and a pee zipper. Pricey but comfy all day long

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Old 10-17-2011, 11:03 PM
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Here's some additional drysuit feedback on this site: http://www.ballofspray.com/forum#/di...neill-boost/p2
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:24 PM
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O'Neill Boost. I have had one for about 6 years and it is still working great, replacing the seals every couple of years.

Of the seven or eight people I ride with regularly, all but one have the Boost now. About half started with something else (such as the Bare and a couple other brands), but switched to the Boost. The non-Boost guy uses the Adrenaline drysuit, which is a fantastic suit for the money.

We like the drysuit so much that we go straight from trunks / neoprene top to drysuit, starting typically beginning of October till end of season (Nov / early Dec), and starting again in March. It has extended our season a couple of months. It's so much warmer in the water and most of all, nice to be dry and warm on the boat after your set. And if you go for a second set, believe me, no one wants to put on a cold, wet wetsuit again, but no problem with the drysuit. Call us wimps but early in the morning, when it's cold outside and the water's cold, the drysuit makes it all worthwhile.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jwardenjr View Post
With the purchase of the new X-25 this year I think we will be on the river all winter. Any input on the best drysuit for wakeboarding , sky ski and wakesurfing would be helpful. I have very little knowledge about them.
James,
You don't need a drysuit, whenever we go out in December, January or Febuary we have always done wetsuits. I wear a 4/3 (4 on the chest and back and 3 on arms and legs). There's a company in Orange that custom fits wetsuits and even the style (colors) that's where I had mine made a few years ago and there the same price as an off the rack wetsuit.....I'll have to look them up if your interested.....
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:15 AM
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Another vote for the Barefoot International. I am going on my 11th season with mine, with a few seal replacements.

I like that the BFI suit has neoprene cuffs that cinch down to cover the rubber seals on wrist and ankles. Protects the seals, but also helps water entry on hard falls. It also has thicker seals than a lot of the cheaper suits.
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