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Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-03-2008, 5:19 PM Reply   
what is the best wet suit?
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-03-2008, 5:33 PM Reply   
depends on what temps you are looking at.

the new oneill psycho freak looks sick.

im a huge fan of my oneill psycho 1 4/3
so flexible and warm
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-03-2008, 6:12 PM Reply   
thanks, i'm not sure of the water temp here in the New Mexico winter i'm sure its between 55-40 degrees. somewhere in that range.
Old     (fredlap)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-03-2008, 6:39 PM Reply   
I got a quicksilver hyperstretch 2/3mm and really love it!!! I found it on ebay for 98$!!!
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-03-2008, 6:54 PM Reply   
the best wetsuit is a drysuit
Old     (fredlap)      Join Date: Jul 2008       09-03-2008, 7:10 PM Reply   
I live in Quebec, Canada so I can agree with it!!! I can say that we are pretty tough here... I put my wetsuit when the water and the temperature drop under 60F.
Old     (eaglejackson)      Join Date: Oct 2004       09-03-2008, 8:01 PM Reply   
I agree with Andy -- best wetsuit is a drysuit. For the folks I ride with in Seattle, a drysuit is a game-changer.
Old     (marshk344)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-03-2008, 8:02 PM Reply   
Second what Andy said.
Old     (hbguy)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-03-2008, 8:06 PM Reply   
O'Neill makes the best. Hands down.
Old     (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-03-2008, 8:09 PM Reply   
ripcurl E bomb or F bomb.
Old     (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-03-2008, 10:48 PM Reply   
rip curl e bomb most flexible suit out there. also not a bad price
also body glove make a great wet suit
all you should need for winter lake riding is a 3/2 or a 2/3
Old     (jpg)      Join Date: Jul 2007       09-03-2008, 10:51 PM Reply   
but if its below 50 degrees get a 4/3 and a rip curl f bomb it got this red fabric in it that way warm.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-03-2008, 11:02 PM Reply   
whatever you get make sure it fits. tighter is better then loose.

if its loose it will flush cold water in and out.
if it fits you stay warm and toasty.

and with suits like the oneill psycho 1 or 2 or the rip curl e bomb dont be afriad to get the 4/3. they are super flexible and stretchy and less restrictive then most 3/2s
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-04-2008, 2:23 PM Reply   
Do you guys know where i can get some of these suits?

i'v been looking on and but they dont have much.
Old     (salsajs3030)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-04-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
Dry Suit is the best...better than any wetsuit -they're amazing.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-04-2008, 3:23 PM Reply   
Most modern wetsuits are semi-dry suits anyway. O'neil make great suits, my mate has a Mutant 4/3 which is like the previous model to the Psycho if you will, and he is real happy with it. I have a Billabong Foil 4/3, which you can get for about 2/3 the price of the Psycho (unless you want the Andy Irons Platinum, then they're about the same price) mine has been keeping me warm all winter surfing down here. I can be in the water for nearly 10 minutes before I actually get wet. Really flexible as well, I don't notice any restriction at all when paddling or riding.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-04-2008, 3:35 PM Reply   
One other thing. A few years ago there were a lot of seriously overpriced gimmicks like titanium reflective layers in the suit. Not sure if they're still around, but don't waste your money on them. It might sound like a great idea but reflecting heat back to you through water inside the suit doesn't work, apart from maybe in your head. In air it would work for sure, but water is a far better conductor (robber) of heat than air.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       09-04-2008, 3:38 PM Reply   
I had the Jet Pilot Chamber, and loved it! JP makes some really nice suits.
although, you cant really go wrong with O'Neil, Rip Curl or any of the other surf companies who have been making suits for over 20 years.
Old    K.B.C.            09-04-2008, 4:11 PM Reply   
gotta go with O'Neill, their stuff is second to none
Old     (salsajs3030)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-04-2008, 4:12 PM Reply   
JOS: "most modern wetsuits are semi-dry suits anyway.."
Completly not true buddy...when's the last time you went out and bought a new wet suit and wore and t-shirt under it and didn't get it wet.
O'Neil Dry Suits...can't say enough good things about them -all the manuverability of not wearing a wetsuit, and the warmth of wearing one.
Old     (jealous_soul)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-04-2008, 4:20 PM Reply   
check out have a ton of stuff in stock and a lot of it is on sale.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-04-2008, 4:48 PM Reply   
the cool thing about a drysuit is you can go back out for another set and you remain warm and dry THE WHOLE cold water comes in that you must warm up with your body temp, no getting into a cold wet wetsuit. If you have used a drysuit you know that no wetsuit can even come close. I will say that my drysuit does leak some water in past the seals but since its so little volume of water that it does not bother you at all, I bring another set of dry sweats to change into for round two. I use a barefoot international drysuit since its the toughest one out there and lasts for 4 or 5 yrs easy.
Old     (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-04-2008, 4:55 PM Reply   
Justin, I totally agree the a semi-dry suit will not keep you dry like a dry suit will, and I probably should have said high end, because I'm sure there are still companies churning out the same old designs and technology year after year and selling them cheaply.

The term semi-dry suit doesn't really make sense to me. It's either a wetsuit or a dry suit and there's nothing in between, I guess it's mainly a marketing term...

However a semi-dry suit like mine does a far better job keeping water out than any other suit I've ever worn. I can walk out into the water up to my chest and get just my feet wet, if I was to come back in at that point and I had a t shirt on underneath it would be mostly, if not completely, dry, even with the zip submerged, but you're absolutely right, water does get in eventually.
Old     (el_rey_de_zapatos)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-04-2008, 6:34 PM Reply   
O'Neill Psycho 2. Most flexible warmest suit out there. Also with a pair of O'Neill Psycho FLX 1.5 mm gloves and you will be the warmest rider in town. You will feel like you are in FLA all year round. Hit us up at Performance Ski and Surf, we got a ton of suits in stock.
Old     (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       09-04-2008, 8:44 PM Reply   
+1 Dry suit.. you can roll that thing on the water all winter, when the water gets barley warm enough just run shorts.. my .02
Old     (al_d)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-04-2008, 9:00 PM Reply   
One more vote for an Oniel dry suit.
I have wet and dry. I never even bother with the wet anymore.
One thing to remember, the oniel has a different more comfortable collar, but you have to fold it "in", not out. Out leaks, in is water tight.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-04-2008, 10:25 PM Reply   
ive ridden in a dry suit once and i dont want to again. i felt very restricted. a good flexible wetsuit allows much more mobility in my opinion to a drysuit. but then again i mainly wakeskate and i need a lot of mobility in my legs while i ride and i dont like the baggy legs of the drysuit. with wakeboarding you arent moving your legs so you dont notice it as much.

Jack, also wake sites arent going to be the place to get good suits. they generally sell the more recreational suits with flatloc seams and basic not very strecthy neoprene. you need 100% sealed seems at least.
Old     (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-05-2008, 9:04 AM Reply   
4/3 Psycho 2 is where its at. rockin it a few weeks after christmas w/ some gloves and closetoes and i was good to go. pour a little warm water inside before you hop in and you're ready to go.
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-14-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
Old     (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-14-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
Another vote for the O'Neill Psycho I 4/3 wetsuit. As others have said, sometimes I'll take a set without any hard crashes and be completely dry when I get back in the boat.
Old     (perfski)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-14-2008, 3:55 PM Reply   
I've been selling wetsuits for going on 24 years...and you owe it to yourself to consider the Oneill Psycho II. For warmth, comfort, fit and performance...its truly a hard suit to beat. Its alot of money, but if you use it...worth it. If you can't swing the Psycho 2, the Psycho 1 is also a great suit.....but for durability and overall performance...the extra money is worth it. I've never had a customer who bought one regret it. Again as stated by everyone depends on your climate / how warm of a suit you need / want. They do offer it in a 3/2, 4/3 and 5/3. Good luck on your search.

Bill @ Performance

And yes, we do sell them, as well as the Rip Curl E / F bombs.
Old     (reconabe)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-14-2008, 6:04 PM Reply   
1 vote for hotline wetsuits
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-14-2008, 6:06 PM Reply   
jack, go to a surf shop and try them on. you have to make sure it fits perfect. and support your local shop. its kind of lame when you go to a shop get the info and customer service and then buy it some where else. if you buy online good luck and hopefully you get the right size. tighter is better then looser
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-14-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
i wish i had a shop, i live in new mexico and i have no shop.

it really sucks.

i'll check out

thanks guys
Old     (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-14-2008, 6:47 PM Reply   
Didn't read the posts.
I ski in 40* air/water temps...
Jet pilot 3/2mm... ( any name) works wonders, your still sweating!
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-14-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
Koa Nalu Surf & Skate Shop
8254 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 332-7873

(Message edited by wakemitch on September 14, 2008)
Old     (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-14-2008, 11:30 PM Reply   
Jet Pilot's amazing.
Old     (shredhead)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-15-2008, 8:14 AM Reply   
Fit is extremely important, you really need to try them on. I think it is very hard to buy online.

Dry suits are great, but they aren't as versatile.
If you do multiple sports, ie. dive, surf, board a good 3/2 will get more use IMHO.
Old     (jackeh)      Join Date: May 2008       09-15-2008, 11:24 AM Reply   
thanks guy i'll look at some.
Old     (aubuchon03)      Join Date: May 2007       09-16-2008, 9:16 AM Reply   
xcel anyone?

Infinity - Drylock - havent heard anything other than great things about these
Old     (salsajs3030)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-16-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
This is the dry suit I my opinion, its the best for winter riding -I don't wear a full wetsuit while wakeboarding, its way to restrictive for m liking... oryZ50436QQihZ002QQitemZ120305580378QQrdZ1QQsspage nameZWD4V


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