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Rikusmaximus




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Sleeveless wetsuits..... Reply with quote

Can anyone on here inform me if sleeveless wetsuits are allowed in Tri, specifically Iron Man events?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm considering getting Snugg to convert my existing sleeved wetsuit to sleeveless, when I replace it. Tbh they make a lot of sense if the water is high teens/low 20s, as all the buoyancy benefit is in the legs & body. Less constriction means less fatigue, and easier to remove Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And they look old school badas$
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one for 12 or 13 yrs in Oz and over here. They are easier to get in and out of and did help with mobility after my big crash in 2009.

One thing I found a royal PITA was if the leash comes loose, it tends to get caught under your arm and can rub. This isn't an issue in fresh water but in salt water can get quite sore (assuming sleeveless trisuit underneath).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And they look old school badas$


I think this only applies if you look like Arnie, or Ross Edgeley. If I wore a sleeveless wetsuit I might fall out through the arm holes Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
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And they look old school badas$


I think this only applies if you look like Arnie, or Ross Edgeley. If I wore a sleeveless wetsuit I might fall out through the arm holes Sad


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
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And they look old school badas$


I think this only applies if you look like Arnie, or Ross Edgeley. If I wore a sleeveless wetsuit I might fall out through the arm holes Sad


When we first came here, my first UK tri was ADITL. Mrs FP said I was easy to spot because my arms were bright red with cold. Very Happy
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