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Wetsuits

Postby Laurel » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:03 pm

Hi all,

I just had a quick question about Wetsuits - a friend of mine is thinking about buying one and asked whether anyone had any tips about brands/types etc? [I haven't got one so I had no idea!]

cheers,

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Postby Martin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:48 am

Laurel

There are a heap of brands out there including Blue Seventy, Orca & 2XU. All good brands. Costs vary $200 -$700+

I recommend that your friend takes their time to check the out and work out what suits their body type. Locally you can front Aquashop in Gordon (ask for Duncan) to check out Blue Seventy and they usually have a deal on particularly if you say your from HTC. Otherwise, at races there are usually one of the brands for sale.

Look out for ease of putting on and taking off since they are usually very fitted. Check that chest expansion is not restricted and that collar does not cause a rash from breathing when swimming. Finally check that arm movement is not restricted. These factors are taken into account more the they cost.

Finally, check out eBay for a deal once you know what you want.

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Postby Laurel » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:49 am

Thanks Martin, much appreciated! Will pass on your advice.

Good luck for the upcoming tri season!
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