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WA
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Posted 9/5/2012, 10:24 pm        Report
Does any one know who does "windsurfing specific" 3/2 steamers. As in a wetsuit with larger/baggier arms/forearms? Anyone used windsurfing specific wetsuits? Please don't suggest a normal surfing one with new fandangled super stretch arm material.
NSW
594 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:27 pm        Report
Neil Pryde
WA
12847 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:28 pm        Report
R1DER said...
Does any one know who does "windsurfing specific" 3/2 steamers. As in a wetsuit with larger/baggier arms/forearms? Anyone used windsurfing specific wetsuits? Please don't suggest a normal surfing one with new fandangled super stretch arm material.
Yes agreed - stretch and ability to move is all good but I still find they all contribute badly to arm pump due to forearm pressure. I'd be interested to know too
United Kingdom
304 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:29 pm        Report
Simmer generator, they are double lined but also hydrophobic (in an hour session with only 2 dropped gybes you dont get wet!). They have baggy forearms and uppar arms/shoulders with tight seals on wrist and ankles. Really like my winter steamer so much (5/4/3) that I have ordered a summer 3/2 (UK).
WA
6947 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:30 pm        Report
FLYING OBJECTS
WA
1161 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:37 pm        Report
WA
3167 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 10:47 pm        Report
Use a pair of scissors Still using the same wetty that you butchered at crazys!!!!! No more forearm burn for me
NSW
4815 Posts
Posted 9/5/2012, 11:02 pm        Report
WINDY MILLER said...
Use a pair of scissors Still using the same wetty that you butchered at crazys!!!!! No more forearm burn for me
and if you want that 'kitesurfer' look, a long-sleeve rash vest underneath to keep the wind off.
VIC
503 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 9:41 am        Report
Hello, Rider, As AUS4 said, Neil Pryde make windsurfing specific wetsuits. The features that I have found of benefit on their 5000 and 3000 suits are: Extra material in the forearm area to allow for forearm growth during sailing. “Boomerang” (pre-shaped) arms, to reduce fatigue in the forearms. Vertical, ¾ back zip for easy-on/easy off. Wide opening near the ankles, sealed by Velcro, to aid foot insertion and easy foot removal when the wetsuit is wet. Here's a link to their wetsuits: http://www.neilpryde.com/wetsuits/mens/overview.html. Given your location, these may not be what you are after. They also have a range called NPX and here's a link to it: http://www.npxwetsuits.com/index.php?option=com_npxproducts&view=all&Itemid=85. You might care to have a hunt around their site to see if the wetties meet your needs. Am not sure that all of the features I value in the 5000/3000 are present in the NPX range. Not sure if Reg/Windsurfing Perth keeps NP suits in stock, but Wind Surf n Snow in NSW supplied my 3000 model about 2 years ago, so you might send them an e-mail. I received excellent service from them, even though I was out-of-state. Hope this helps.
WA
451 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 9:50 am        Report
WINDY MILLER said...
Use a pair of scissors Still using the same wetty that you butchered at crazys!!!!! No more forearm burn for me
Butchered ????? I skillfully cut those arms off while you were wearing it, I didn't even draw any blood! I was like a surgeon
WA
451 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 9:51 am        Report
WindmanV said...
Hello, Rider, As AUS4 said, Neil Pryde make windsurfing specific wetsuits. The features that I have found of benefit on their 5000 and 3000 suits are: Extra material in the forearm area to allow for forearm growth during sailing. “Boomerang” (pre-shaped) arms, to reduce fatigue in the forearms. Vertical, ¾ back zip for easy-on/easy off. Wide opening near the ankles, sealed by Velcro, to aid foot insertion and easy foot removal when the wetsuit is wet. Here's a link to their wetsuits: http://www.neilpryde.com/wetsuits/mens/overview.html. Given your location, these may not be what you are after. They also have a range called NPX and here's a link to it: http://www.npxwetsuits.com/index.php?option=com_npxproducts&view=all&Itemid=85. You might care to have a hunt around their site to see if the wetties meet your needs. Am not sure that all of the features I value in the 5000/3000 are present in the NPX range. Not sure if Reg/Windsurfing Perth keeps NP suits in stock, but Wind Surf n Snow in NSW supplied my 3000 model about 2 years ago, so you might send them an e-mail. I received excellent service from them, even though I was out-of-state. Hope this helps.
Thanks windman
WA
451 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 9:55 am        Report
Reflex Films said...
Love my FO wetty http://www.flyingobjects.com.au/
Reflex do they have wider arms help stop cramps?
WA
3136 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 9:56 am        Report
I bought one from Promotion.They do a range of windsurfing specific wetsuits with loose upper arms and upper body and dryskin. They offer good customer service including exchange if the fit isn't right (even if you have worn the wetsuit!) and with US exchange rates the price is good. You won't have to wait long either - I think mine arrived within a week or two from when I ordered it. http://stores.wetsuit.com/-strse-Windsurfing-Wetsuits-cln-Men%27s/Categories.bok
WA
1161 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 10:00 am        Report
The Flying Objects suits are designed for Windsurfers / kitesurfers/ Stand Up Paddlers with extra room in the forearms to avoid arm "pump"
WA
451 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 10:03 am        Report
Windxtasy said...
I bought one from Promotion.They do a range of windsurfing specific wetsuits with loose upper arms and upper body and dryskin. They offer good customer service including exchange if the fit isn't right (even if you have worn the wetsuit!) and with US exchange rates the price is good. You won't have to wait long either - I think mine arrived within a week or two from when I ordered it. http://stores.wetsuit.com/-strse-Windsurfing-Wetsuits-cln-Men%27s/Categories.bok
Thanks. Just had a quick look and they only seem to do long sleeve in a 5/3 had a 4/3 once and it was too hot for our winter. I see they do a short sleeve 3mm than you can velcro on some long sleeves not sure how that would hold up.
WA
886 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 10:18 am        Report
Windsurfing Perth have Neil Pryde Assassin 3/2 long arm/leg wetties for around $200. Best winter wetsuit I have ever owned. Chest panel is a little thicker to keep you warm and the neoprene used on the arms is so streachy I have never had forearm cramp. Much better to try on a wetsuit before you buy, ordering on the net is a pain in the @rse if you get the size wrong!
QLD
167 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 10:22 am        Report
Used to sail cats and also windsurf in the UK. At one of the boats shows was a company making wetsuits combined with drysuits. They had 5mm neoprene legs with ankle seals to stop water coming in and the top was a drysuit (wear a t-shirt/sweater underneath). This worked fantastic in the UK but a bit too warm for QLD.
NSW
2445 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 10:40 am        Report
would second the Neil Pryde wet suits. Had an O'Neil Prycho II which was ok but a pain to get in and out of. I also found the stretch stuff to be useless for insulation after a couple of seasons. I got one of those Pryde suits with the bamboo lining. It's warm and comfortable. Arms and legs are cut well and I haven't experienced the "forearm cramping". I think the big issues here in OZ is that besides Neil Pryde and Flying Objects there really aren't too many options in the shops.
102 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 11:02 am        Report
Mike, How long have you known us and seen our products on the water? The Flying Objects wetsuits have always been specifically designed for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. What is hard getting across to people is that the panel layout, materials and features we build into our suits, do make them specific to the sports we design them for. So I just cannot see why people still go out and buy a surf suit which is not specific for our purpose. So I thank you for asking the question. Yes our suits have extra wide forearms and biceps to minimise any restriction with forearm pump. We also cut the panels so they flex / move in the correct anatomical way to how a windsurfer is positioned while sailing. With regards to materials we also use specific rubber in critical areas for stretch and warmth, all these materials are the same as used by the big brand name surf companies and they are built in the same factory. You know where I am, so come in and see me Cheers Marco
NSW
809 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 11:14 am        Report
i tried the new FO steamer at the shop for size. then ordered the previous years one as it was on special. the new model is way better! fits much nicer, arms and neck are not as tight. might get the new model. wish i had spent twice as much and got a the better one to begin with.
NSW
809 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 11:17 am        Report
anyone want to buy a near new medium flying objects steamer, great for people with skinny arms and neck. not bagging out FO wetties, as the new ones seem the goods.
QLD
3141 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 11:56 am        Report
I just got a new FO flux suit but havnt tried it out yet except in my pool . I had an oneil heat before which was warm but got tired arms from it. hopefully l will be able to test this one out soon.
New Caledonia
1552 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 12:46 pm        Report
Vando, I guess you'll be testing it real soon, and with runs that long you'll be glad if you don't get cramps.... As for Neil Pryde and NPX (cabrinha too), from now on their are all redesigned and sold under one name : NP (could be a few bargains coming up with nos products )
NSW
1243 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 2:11 pm        Report
I'm for the FO steamer aswell, got one just before summer,the Flux one in Marco's picture, heaps cumfy, good materials and heaps flexy. Best of all 2 lads from W.A design them and it's an Australian owned company, i think that Ticks all the right boxes. And mike if my arms fit in the sleeves your skinny little ones will
VIC
61 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 2:38 pm        Report
I just got one of these from http://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/ and its awesome
dedicated to kiting/windsurfing
QLD
3141 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 5:29 pm        Report
seanhogan said...
Vando, I guess you'll be testing it real soon, and with runs that long you'll be glad if you don't get cramps....
you got that right sean
NSW
594 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 6:52 pm        Report
If your suits are designed for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing why dont they have smooth neoprene to stop wind chill on the arms, legs and lower body. On the chest and back is just not good enough,this is a surf and dive suit. Double lined nylon is for in the water like surfing or diving where this material will keep you warm, the water wont evaporate from this material so you get wind chill and get cold were as smooth skin the water does evaporate so you will not get cold on the water on your board. Most important....if your kidneys are cold the party is over.
marco gribi said...
Mike, How long have you known us and seen our products on the water? The Flying Objects wetsuits have always been specifically designed for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. What is hard getting across to people is that the panel layout, materials and features we build into our suits, do make them specific to the sports we design them for. So I just cannot see why people still go out and buy a surf suit which is not specific for our purpose. So I thank you for asking the question. Yes our suits have extra wide forearms and biceps to minimise any restriction with forearm pump. We also cut the panels so they flex / move in the correct anatomical way to how a windsurfer is positioned while sailing. With regards to materials we also use specific rubber in critical areas for stretch and warmth, all these materials are the same as used by the big brand name surf companies and they are built in the same factory. You know where I am, so come in and see me Cheers Marco
VIC
219 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 7:29 pm        Report
I've got an ION Strike 4/3, its windsurfing specific. Not sure if they do a 3/2 like you're asking, but it does the job for me. Gets me through those cold sessions at the Pit in the middle of July/Aug
WA
177 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 7:30 pm        Report
AUS4 said...
If your suits are designed for Windsurfing and Kitesurfing why dont they have smooth neoprene to stop wind chill on the arms, legs and lower body. On the chest and back is just not good enough,this is a surf and dive suit. Double lined nylon is for in the water like surfing or diving where this material will keep you warm, the water wont evaporate from this material so you get wind chill and get cold were as smooth skin the water does evaporate so you will not get cold on the water on your board. Most important....if your kidneys are cold the party is over.
Don't really need that level of warmth over here in Perth. The extra flex of the double-lined material makes it a more suitable choice, especially for wave-sailing. The 5/3 is plenty warm enough for the coldest days we'd ever get, and even that would be overkill for a lot of the guys. There is a single lined suit - the Lava. But I wouldn't use one for wave sailing unless I was going to Tasmania or NZ in the middle of winter. And in mid-winter I'd probably head somewhere further north. Where I could wear boardies... You're right though - warmest option for wind use is single-lined neoprene (smooth skin etc).
NSW
594 Posts
Posted 10/5/2012, 7:48 pm        Report
you will get the same warmth from a 3/2 smoothie as you would from a 5/3 double lined.
VIC
61 Posts
Posted 11/5/2012, 9:09 am        Report
AUS4 said you will get the same warmth from a 3/2 smoothie as you would from a 5/3 double lined. That may be true, but how long is a smoothie going to last? From my experience, that stuff they use to keep the wind out, peels off, tears, and lasts maybe one season.
 
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