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dr dre




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 9:27 am    Post subject: Wetsuit and Oil Reply with quote

Can you oil yourself under the wetsuit ( legs in particular ) to help get it off quicker in T1
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:25 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

nononononoooo.... most household things you'd think of using will probably have a detrimental effect on your wetsuit.. not good.

is bodyglide ok ?? i've heard of stuff you can use but i dunno.

comes off much easier then it goes on once you're wet....

unzip the back as you come out of the water & get your arms out...
yank it down as far as you come to a stop in transition.. then stomp your way out of it while you put your helmet on (take swim hat off first!)

i admit i've not tried this yet. .but seemed to be what they were doing on tv Cool ..so it must be right haha
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slowpoke rodriguez




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that oil yourself or soil yourself Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apparently soiling yourself can help raise the temperature in the suit !!!!

ok will stay oil free ! ( being covered head to foot in lycra is bad enough let alone a good oiling before hand )

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:57 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

i beleive soiling can also degrade your suit.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could try 'oil/soiling' yourself as you leave the swin (yeeurch) Embarassed Confused

You can buy specail lubricants for wetsuits at most of the tri stores. I bought one from triandrun in hainault last year and works a treat. Usually just rub it around the lower legs and arms to help shift the bugger!

A lot of pro's use some kind of fat oil but can't remember which kind. Think it might be vegetable fat. Havn't tried it yet and the idea puts me off a bit (this coming from someone who uses his wetsuit as a toilet Embarassed )

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Robert




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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2003 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Def nono to most oils - they degrade the rubber and will slowly disintegrate the wetsuit. There are some specially-made oils on the market but I think there are also valid substitutes. Don't want to say which as I admit to memory loss and wouldn't want to steer you down the wrong (oily) path.

As for soiling - def a good idea when you first get in the water, to help warm you up. Sounds gross but will feel great!
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Daz




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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a look into this.

Baby oil is probably the best as it can be washed out using a mild detergent.

Triathletes website states: "If you need lubrication use a water-soluble natural substance. We use the Body Shop's Avacado Body Butter but you can get (expensive) professional lubricants such as Body Glide and the Americans swear by a product called Pam which is a low calorie spray-on cooking oil. "

Here's a link to Body Glide (under Sigma Sports website) :
http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/store/trigear/starterkit_fra.html

Think I'll get me some baby oil...wonder what the flatmates will think Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:32 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

depends what kind of flat mates u have... maybe they'll think their luck's in. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2003 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In that case.....I'd better hide it! Shocked
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