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Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-29-2008, 7:56 PM Reply   
What works better? What do you have? (I live in Mn)
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-29-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
I have a drysuit. I love it. 37 degree water this year, worked AMAZING. was totally toasty. You can use a drysuit in just about water temperature where a wetsuit you definitely would wanna consider just HOW cold the water is. IMO
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       04-29-2008, 7:59 PM Reply   
Dead of winter, dry all the way. Will never go back!
Old     (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       04-29-2008, 8:07 PM Reply   
John, i live in MN too. I underestimated drysuits for years!! I was loaned one for a cold day (46f air and lower temp water) and i was sold! Went out and bought one a couple of days after. If you take care of it, it will be a one time investment. Go from drysuits to no suits, no more wetsuits ever. Get a baggy one like the bare, barefoot international, or the oneill boost and like us, you can wear sweats and a sweatshirt underneath.

Drysuits are obviously water repellent and wind resistant which is key in this cold weather! Not actually getting wet means not being frigidly cold when its 50-65 out and you stay toasty. Trust me, invest in one and you WILL NOT regret it man.

Check out the Minnesota Riders thread, theres some talk about suits and pictures. Later
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-29-2008, 8:33 PM Reply   
Wisconsin weather man. Drysuit all the way.


These were from the first ride of the season. Just gotta ask yourself... wouldn't I love to have some of that water gettin' to me
Old     (ethan31)      Join Date: Jun 2007       04-30-2008, 6:29 AM Reply   
I live in northen MN.
I wear a 3/2 wetsuit from the day the ice goes out. Never really that cold. I found that a hood works amazing also on those cold air days. head warm=body warm.
Old     (dppaneig)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-30-2008, 6:54 AM Reply   
Dry suit all the way. On the coldest days in a wetsuit, you ride and then its your buddies turn. You freeze driving because you are wet. I don't even wear a wetsuit anymore.
Old     (mahaney)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-30-2008, 8:53 AM Reply   
check out OceanRodeo dry suits. they are super light weight and flexible. they are designed specifically for winter surfing in canadian waters, and are awsome for wakeboarding. they've got a front entry zipper, enough room inside for a vest if you want, and have a protective outer lining to keep leaks away. they look like space pajamas but thats cool. got this one from my local wake shop
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-30-2008, 10:02 AM Reply   
$700 for a drysuit? ur crazy
Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-30-2008, 10:08 AM Reply   
Drysuit.....baggy style so you can wear as much or little as you need depending on the temp...
Old     (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-30-2008, 10:16 AM Reply   
I can't imagine not having at least a shorty wetsuit too. Not to gross out any youngsters or anything but you can imagine what happens if you have to go #1 in a dry suit.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-30-2008, 10:27 AM Reply   
u pee in ur drysuit? thats gross to me and i'm not a youngster...its not a diaper
Old     (lexirunner)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-30-2008, 10:30 AM Reply   
i was just going to say... you're retarded if you pee in a dry suit!
Old     (astonestreet)      Join Date: Oct 2007       04-30-2008, 10:39 AM Reply   
HAHAHAHAHAAAHHHAHAAHAHHAHA- Peeing in a dry suit makes about as much sense as playing in traffic!

Tell me you were'nt serious with that last post
Old     (horchem1)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-30-2008, 11:05 AM Reply   
I'm living in Southern Florida.....what are these wetsuits/drysuits you guys speak of? ha ha ha ha ha Rode all Dec/Jan at Ski Rixen cable park and only used a rash shirt
Old     (newchicago)      Join Date: Nov 2006       04-30-2008, 11:45 AM Reply   
Another vote for drysuit.
We were out this year while there was still some ice on the lake! We were toasty.
The only problem was very cold hands. I just need to find the right waterproof gloves...
Old     (roverjohn)      Join Date: Dec 2007       04-30-2008, 1:48 PM Reply   
Obviously I don't pee into a dry suit. I've just heard it's occasionally done on chilly days when wearing a wet suit.
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-30-2008, 3:02 PM Reply   
we keep a hot cooler of water and soak the gloves in em before we get in the water. get your gear on, then before you hop in, put the gloves on. DOES MIRACLES! then hope you dont get em wet. but it really helped!
Old     (el_rey_de_zapatos)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-30-2008, 7:51 PM Reply   
O'Neill Psycho 2. 3/2 or 4/3 depending how cold the water is. The nice thing about this is you can pee if you want. Add with O'Neill Psycho gloves. The gloves are amazing, great grip and not a drop of water inside. Add with close toe boots and it feels like summer all day long.

Check them out.
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-30-2008, 8:24 PM Reply   
I have a Psycho 4/3, and can attest to it being extremely warm. Also, if you dont crash hard, you don't even get wet in it.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-30-2008, 9:17 PM Reply   
psycho 4/3 for this kid
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-30-2008, 9:29 PM Reply   
psycho 1 4/3
amazing suit. way more comfortable then a dry suit and more movement. all winter in the delta and no problems.
Old     (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       04-30-2008, 9:38 PM Reply   
winter in the delta vs minnesota? You don't know what you're talking about. I'll never go back to a wetsuit after a baggy drysuit. I have no idea why anyone would pee in a drysuit...
Old     (mucktoerider)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-01-2008, 4:55 AM Reply   
i got an awesome deal on my Bare Ultra at Grizzly Sports. I live in Michigan...and I ordered this suit from the state of Washington...thats how good of a deal it is. Ask for Matt when you call.
Old     (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       05-01-2008, 12:52 PM Reply   
Xcel Suits are amazing - rode the 4/3 Infiniti in the snow and was fine. Buddy of mine had their drylock and said he was sweating.

And these are WETSUITS.

Old     (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       05-02-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
I peed in my drysuit once & about drowned....


but seriously check out the Barefoot International suits......


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