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Old 11-02-2005, 02:28 PM
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Wetsuits

Took a vacation last week and picked up a surfer magazine for the plane. Hey why not? So as I am thumbing through I notice that there are ads for wetsuits on every other page. The companies go into great detail about their suits and new technology. Now, I get home and the holiday edition of my Ski Limited catalogue is there and as I am thumbing though it I see the same ol' wetsuits that are always there. What is the deal? Is there some inherent difference between a surf wetsuit and all others? They appear to have the same thickness of neoprene.
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Old 11-02-2005, 02:45 PM
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Winter surfing in a lot of places bring the best waves of the year. Plus there are always some cold water breaks no matter the time of year. Therefore, wetsuit mfgs stay on the cutting edge with different materials, seams, technology. IMO, surf suits are far superior to general suits, and the price is usually relative of this.

I have never seen a surfer in a drysuit (except myself), and not sure why?
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Old 11-02-2005, 04:19 PM
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Glad to know my old IT wetsuit still hasn't gone out of style as far as water skiing is concerned.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:16 PM
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Pirate - I love your sig! I think I need to get some stickers made up & put one on my boat & several on the dock.

Hmmm... I see that Office Depot has bumper sticker stock. Wonder how water-proof it is?
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:19 PM
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Pirate - I love your sig! I think I need to get some stickers made up & put one on my boat & several on the dock.

Hmmm... I see that Office Depot has bumper sticker stock. Wonder how water-proof it is?

Welll????????????????? Any new news Jimmer??????
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Welll????????????????? Any new news Jimmer??????
Wish I had some. Due date of Yesterday. Still going strong though. Guess he's just too comfy. I keep trying to get my wife to let me take her for a Jeep ride

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Old 11-02-2005, 08:09 PM
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It's been a few years and I don't know if you could do this via internet, but when I was in Hawaii the Excel Wetsuit Shop on the North Shore (Wailua near the Sugar Bar - many a wild night in there) had awesome deals on the old model suits when the new suits came in. I got a 4/3 mm Titanium full suit for $89 in 98. I tried to Google the shop but it didn't come up.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:03 AM
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Great question Pirate. I bought a new wetsuit from a local surf shop for winter surfing last year. It was expensive but I love it -- kept me nice and toasty on the coldest days. Haven't tried it for skiing yet but intend to. I was a little worried that the surf suit wouldn't hold up to the extreme stresses of slalom skiing. I've had some nasty surf wipeouts, but nothing compared to slamming into the wake at 40+ mph

But I suspect there's really no difference in the suits.,,
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