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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
mchaco1 wrote:
how does the nylon breathe when you sweat?

There is only mention of the trendiness and how...accomodating the suit is. No mention of its effectiveness as an actual drysuit ( which is odd for one that costs $800).


If you're talking about the Kokotat, it's not nylon but Gorertex (BIG performance difference), it's closer to $900 or more except during REI's 20% off sale, the pee zip is a marvel ON LAND in cold weather, and its dry suit performance is in a class by itself.


Talking about the NPX kitesuit
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why pay $800 for nylon when you can get the real deal, Goretex, for about the same price with the right timing?
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trudyl



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few of us sailed Rooster Rock today, blown off on my 2.7. 6 mil surf suit, gloves and booties.


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trudyl



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: 12-09-2011 Rooster Rock Reply with quote

Larry just did one run at Rooster today, really, really windy.


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trudyl



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pictures from rooster rock 12-09-2011


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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's 34 frigging degrees. Haven't these guys heard of snow sports? Mt. Hood is buried in snow.
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fstdude



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Where's the surfers in your windy pictures? Reply with quote

Really windy here too, actually this was taken 25 years ago.
We have been in the water this year (2012) here in northern Montana.
4 days last week.
Keeping warm while riding seems not too hard to do. It is how well one will do in an emergency situation that scares me. At least where we are sailing we can ride side onshore and reduce ones exposure potential.



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trudyl



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great picture of MO. Here's a wetsuit that looks really warm

http://www.ion-essentials.com/content/products/neoprene/wetsuits/series/fuse/wetsuit_products/drysuit_4_3_dl/

Rob W. was wearing it at Stevenson yesterday.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 4 mm suit in January at Stephenson? I'm sorry, folks, but that's suicidal
IMO. Stuff breaks, and even the manufacturer rates the suit for "cool" conditions, specifically not "cold" and emphatically not "icy".

I would like to see that suit, though. The website is mostly black on black, so it's pretty useless.
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tweeky



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
... and even the manufacturer rates the suit for "cool" conditions, specifically not "cold" and emphatically not "icy"....


Direct quote from the manufacturer's description:

"The 4.0-3.0mm thick loose-fit neoprene shell serves for best heat retention possible in extremely icy conditions. Much less thermal underwear is needed!"
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