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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually cut my nails so short they hurt the next day, so it should be okay Wink

Just ordered some Black Witch (and other bits) in prep for next season.
Cyber Monday, innit
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Poet. wrote:
Ended up getting an Archimedes II in Medium.
Size chart seems to fit my current weight and target weight is roughly there (72kg)


I will be (genuinely) interested to hear how long it lasts you before it looks like a sieve; handle with care Very Happy


yep got my huub wet suit repaired free of charge ,went back to using my old Orca

also I found the zip length is too short it does not go down enough for quick removal ec
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N7J9APR/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B01N7J9APR&linkCode=as2&tag=carl085-21&linkId=076a4caf7ba84124c627b805ad5ff02c

Fenix 5 is a good price
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Proper cheap clearout!! https://huubdesign.com/collections/huub-ex-demo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Poet. wrote:
Ended up getting an Archimedes II in Medium.
Size chart seems to fit my current weight and target weight is roughly there (72kg)


I will be (genuinely) interested to hear how long it lasts you before it looks like a sieve; handle with care Very Happy
+1 sadly, be very ginger with it, they feel nice but are made of chocolate!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
Proper cheap clearout!! https://huubdesign.com/collections/huub-ex-demo


Just picked up an Archimedes II for 100 and also the Swimrun one for 150 as I'm doing Breca Buttermere next year.

Hopefully they last but that is super cheap for a decent wetsuit. My Blueseventy Helix is a bit too big for me now and fills up with quite a lot of water.

My friend has had an Archimedes II for 2 seasons and it is still in great nick.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
Proper cheap clearout!! https://huubdesign.com/collections/huub-ex-demo

I really don't need a third Archimedes II, but I absolutely love them, and at 70 for a spare, it's rather tempting!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you into SIS energy bars - https://www.scienceinsport.com/shop-by-need/energy/go-energy-bars

The mini bars - 40g, 139 cal, 26g carbs are 8 for a box of 20 with further discounts for orders over 40/60.

I just paid 39 for 160 bars Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archimedes II arrived.
Feels flimsier than a Zone3, which was like tissue paper.
Nothing like my old Helix
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Archimedes II arrived.
Feels flimsier than a Zone3, which was like tissue paper.
Nothing like my old Helix


I'm hoping to only wear my swimrun one once but I'd like to get more than a year out of the Archimedes if possible. Do they send gloves to put it on with like Blueseventy Helix does?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My helix was second hand - but was awesome.
Just cut your nails and use plastic bags over your hands and feet to ease it on
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
Poet. wrote:
Archimedes II arrived.
Feels flimsier than a Zone3, which was like tissue paper.
Nothing like my old Helix


I'm hoping to only wear my swimrun one once but I'd like to get more than a year out of the Archimedes if possible. Do they send gloves to put it on with like Blueseventy Helix does?

No, you don't get gloves. It might feel flimsy, but that's because the neoprene on the arms is so thin. I love the feeling of the arms and shoulders once on.

I genuinely don't get the horror stories of people tearing them left right and centre. I own 4 Huub wetsuits, and have just bought another grade D Archimedes II to use and extend the life of my two race suits. I had to send one Archimedes II back for a free replacement as it developed a tear on the inner lining of the neck, but that was nothing to so with whether or not the neoprene was robust.

You just have to take your time getting it on. People who can get a suit on in a couple of minutes have one too big. And it's largely the people who expect to be able to get them on that fast when they actually fit correctly that end up ripping them
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my delivery eventually today from HUUB. They didn't have any Archimedes II left so sent me an Albacore in pretty much perfect condition.

It doesn't feel as flimsy as I expected.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They did the same with me on another occasion. I didn't get on with the Albacore. A ST Archimedes II is perfect for me. The same size Albacore was way too restrictive. It even cut the circulation off in one of my legs on one test swim. I was significantly slower in it.

I returned it and just waited for another Archimedes II.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
[I own 4 Huub wetsuits, and have just bought another grade D Archimedes II to use and extend the life of my two race suits.


Jeezus, imagine being able to have 4 wetsuits, and then imagine not spending that money on something bike related instead Wink
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