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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post
    What maintenance do you guys do for drysuits?
    The only thing I do is silicone spray the zipper and keep it in the laundry room on a hanger so it does not dry folded up or left in the boat.

    https://www.wileyski.com/shopcategory.asp?catID=84
    Last edited by tnbrooks01; 03-23-2014 at 09:06 PM.
    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

  2. #22
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    Think it would be back to just hang it from the tower on the boat so its ready for next time?
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  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post
    Think it would be back to just hang it from the tower on the boat so its ready for next time?
    Im sure that would be fine if temps dont get to harsh.
    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

  4. #24
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    Once a year I wax the zipper and twice a year I apply the silicone latex conditioner to the seals. I'm pretty sure the silicone seal conditioner is the same silicone "latex conditioner" used for other "household purposes"
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  5. #25
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    [QUOTE=chadjitsu1;238251]
    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post

    Looks like there are 2 votes for the boost. How do you wear sweat pants under that though, It looks like the bottom is a wetsuit and the top is a drysuit from the pictures I have been looking at. It looks like the bottom is stuper tight. It also looks like wakemakers sells these so maybe I can get a deal with the moomba code if anyone wants to send it to me. I think I should be a shareholder in that place by now with the amount of money I spent last year. Total ballast upgrade with all the goodies.
    The drysuit with the tight legs is the Oneill Assault. The drysuit that is baggy throughout is the Oneill Boost. The Assualt is actually a hybrid drysuit, half wet suit (legs) half drysuit (top). The Boost is a full dry suit. I wear sweatpants and a neoprene top under my Boost for warmth. I thought the drysuit was going to be more restrictng than my wetsuit but I actually found the opposite to be true. I can't say enough good things about dry suits. The wetsuit extended my season by about a month on each end. The drysuit is going to extend it by about two months on each end.
    -Andy

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  6. #26
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    Just got my Oneill Boost today, of course put cold water in the bathtub to try it out and didn't feel a thing. Absolutely going to try it this weekend.
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  7. #27
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    I have three Oneill Boost's dry suits. One Small, one Medium and one Large. Great customer service. I had the zipper and one of the seals start coming apart after 4 years. Sent it back to them with my receipt (Yes I keep my receipts on items like this) and two weeks later I had a new one at my door step.
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  8. #28
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    Anyway to zip them up easier? I put the lubricant on a few times and it's still a little rough. Is it always like this
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  9. #29
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    Default Re: Wet or Dry, that is the question

    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post
    Anyway to zip them up easier? I put the lubricant on a few times and it's still a little rough. Is it always like this
    My sons suit is 1.5 yrs old and he cant zip it up himself. In other news, that zipper doesnt leak.

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    Todd Brooks

    2013 LSV

  10. #30
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    [QUOTE=chadjitsu1;238251]
    Quote Originally Posted by snyderaaron View Post

    Looks like there are 2 votes for the boost. How do you wear sweat pants under that though, It looks like the bottom is a wetsuit and the top is a drysuit from the pictures I have been looking at. It looks like the bottom is super tight. It also looks like wakemakers sells these so maybe I can get a deal with the moomba code if anyone wants to send it to me. I think I should be a shareholder in that place by now with the amount of money I spent last year. Total ballast upgrade with all the goodies.
    I got my o'neill boost drysuit on the black friday sale at Wakemakers. Before that Active Water Sports had the best price around, but now wakemakers has the same posted price as AWS and with the forum discount, the WM is by far the best deal.

    That said, I have had an O'neill farmer john and jacket wetsuit forever. It actually had a front half zip on the "john" and zips on the back of the ankles. Makes it super easy to get on. The jacket is a front zip. I haven't seen a wetsuit like mine in ages. Mine was made for water skiing and most are made for ocean surfing. So the zippers I have aren't practical for ocean surfing. I wore my wetsuit down to water temps in the low 50's. I also have a pair of water socks that I believe are made out of neoprene or something like that. They are thin enough that I can totally wear them in my wakeboard bindings. They don't provide a ton of insulation, but every bit helps.



    Now the above pic was taken on November 1 and the water temp was 52 if I remember right. It felt COLD and I wasn't all that comfortable. It sucked when my set was done and I had to deal with getting wet gear off. Brr.

    Like I said, I got my drysuit and went out on Jan 1 for a NYD run in I believe 42 degree water. I wore my neopreme socks (on the outside of my ankles) and also wore a mountain hardwear tight fitting beanie. I also had some neoprene gloves from a kayak expedition I once did.


    This is me on the NYD run:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFyAK_PIEA8

    After that run I bought myself some real neopreme booties for surfing and a neoprene cap that covers my ears with a chin strap.

    I'm a wimp when it comes to cold water, so I'm sure I'll enjoy my drysuit. I know I have always worn my wetsuit when many others would just wear shorts. I don't care, I've got nothing to prove!
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