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Posted: 04/11/2010 13:10:30
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On the Warmbac subject, their Neofleeces have to be a strong contender. After wearing a cheepo, restrictive wetsuit which as good as prevented any prussiking and made even the simplest of climbs look as unlikely as the north face of the Eiger in storm conditions, wearing a wetsuit in which I can move both my arms and legs has been an absolute revelation.

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Posted: 04/11/2010 17:06:25
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RJV wrote:

On the Warmbac subject, their Neofleeces have to be a strong contender. After wearing a cheepo, restrictive wetsuit which as good as prevented any prussiking and made even the simplest of climbs look as unlikely as the north face of the Eiger in storm conditions, wearing a wetsuit in which I can move both my arms and legs has been an absolute revelation.



Restrictive meaning 2 sizes too small.
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RJV

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Posted: 04/11/2010 17:11:28
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That may have been a significant part of the problem...

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Posted: 04/11/2010 20:30:02
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Wetsuits have a habit of shrinking if left unused for long periods. Pre foot and mouth I used to cave in an old two piece wetsuit. During foot and mouth I wasn't caving. When access opened up again I found that I could no longer get into said wetsuit!

Talking wetsuits I have a very nice, hardly used Warmbac two piece wetsuit (42" Chest) which is a little on the snug side for me (fat b******). If anyone is interested make me an offer.
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Posted: 04/11/2010 20:39:07
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Tamarmole wrote:

Wetsuits have a habit of shrinking if left unused for long periods. Pre foot and mouth I used to cave in an old two piece wetsuit. During foot and mouth I wasn't caving. When access opened up again I found that I could no longer get into said wetsuit!

Talking wetsuits I have a very nice, hardly used Warmbac two piece wetsuit (42" Chest) which is a little on the snug side for me (fat b******). If anyone is interested make me an offer.


No Rick, neoprene cannot shrink, it simply goes stiff and looses its stretchiness

Put it in the washer with a liberal dose of fabric conditioner and I bet you a free spare battery pack for the lamp you had off me against a kind word you will think you have a new wetsuit.

Trust me.


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Posted: 04/11/2010 20:40:38
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Roy,

If only - I am afraid it was a symptom of my ever increasing girth
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Posted: 04/11/2010 20:49:29
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Tamarmole wrote:

Roy,

If only - I am afraid it was a symptom of my ever increasing girth


Well try it, wont cost much and you never know.

Or better still, cut down on the beer.

Hope you are well. Best regards,
Roy



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