New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: New Wetsuit recommendations
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

New Wetsuit recommendations

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123>
Author
423zero View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 08 Jan 15
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1544
Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: New Wetsuit recommendations
    Posted: 17 Oct 18 at 9:09am
Good mention of Laser/Hitler there
Back to Top
Sam.Spoons View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 07 Mar 12
Location: Manchester UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2141
Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 18 at 8:27am
Surely availing oneself of a tug, sharp or otherwise (blunt tugs are definitely less efficient but that's for another thread), is in breach of rule 42.1?

Edited by Sam.Spoons - 17 Oct 18 at 9:46am
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
Back to Top
davidyacht View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 29 Mar 05
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 889
Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 18 at 8:07am
Originally posted by Gordon 1430

they don't catch on the back corner when you gybe. so def an advantage over the laser.
If you give a sharp tug midway through the gybe your wetsuit should not catch on the corner
Happily living in the past
Back to Top
H2 View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work
Avatar

Joined: 26 Jul 17
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 366
Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 18 at 7:50am
But should anyone wearing a wetsuit be considered to be part of the PY committee's conspiracy theory or should wetsuits only be confined to handicap racing deviants? Personally I have been waiting for a wetsuit shaped like a Laser to come along.
H2 #115
Back to Top
Gordon 1430 View Drop Down
Posting king
Posting king


Joined: 27 Jun 17
Location: Lee on Solent
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 160
Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:24pm
they don't catch on the back corner when you gybe. so def an advantage over the laser.
Gordon
Phantom 1430
Back to Top
mozzy View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 16 Feb 12
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1056
Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:23pm
As I see it none of these wetsuits offer any advantage over the Laser.
YouTube Channel
RS800 1144
Back to Top
H2 View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work
Avatar

Joined: 26 Jul 17
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 366
Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Oct 18 at 4:08pm
Thanks for all the suggestions - I did try and get a Lennon suit but none in my size so ended up with a Gul code zero in 2/3mm for 100 in the sales which I am very happy with and does what I was after!
H2 #115
Back to Top
fab100 View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 15 Mar 11
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 808
Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 18 at 9:33am
one more vote for Lennon here
Back to Top
423zero View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 08 Jan 15
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1544
Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 18 at 5:37pm
I wear Decathlon side Zip boots, first class and a third of the next brands price.
I use clothing from a mix of water sports I do, Kayaking, Sailing and Surfing.
When sailing the Minimum I wear is shorts and rash vest, then a Sola spray top (Kayaking).
Next level, Gul wetsuit (surfing) always have a rash vest under this, any cooler I will put a spray top on, always with Decathlon boots.
Winter I use Gill dry suit with Crew saver thermal/breathable under garment, pair of socks over the latex boots and sailing boots on top.
Gloves are poundland work gloves and a pair of fingerless Gel gloves over these.
Always wear a cap.
In conclusion all clothes and equipment I have got from Decathlon have matched well known brands for a fraction of cost.


Edited by 423zero - 21 Aug 18 at 5:44pm
Back to Top
Noah View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 29 Dec 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 524
Post Options Post Options   Quote Noah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 18 at 2:44pm
I would add a good word for Decathlon kit. Even though I couldn't find a wetsuit to fit me at the time (being vertically challenged and somewhat rounder than I ought to be) but their dinghy boots fitted my hobbit feet and lasted about 8-10 years I think.

I lucked out & bought a pair of Musto wetsuits - steamer & shorty - on Black Friday last autumn. Got the pair for about a ton and both are very good.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy