Does anyone know when this suit is gonna be available? I thought it was suppose to be released in mid 07??
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Dec 4, 2007, 02:41 PM #1
Rip Curl H-Bomb power heated wetsuit
I think i read that by next winter (08) they should be good to go. there were a few kinks they needed to work out still. Retail is going to be anywhere from $800-$1200. word on the street
Dec 4, 2007, 03:11 PM #3
I cant imagine wearing a 3/2 heated in the winter. must be nice ...Cant wait to chuck the 5/3!
Dec 4, 2007, 04:28 PM #4Senior Member
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Have you ever ONCE owned anything that ran on batteries where you didn't run down the batteries from overuse, or wished they held a charge better, or forgot to charge, or didn't hold a charge in cold weather? think cell phones, cam corders, digi cams, you name it....
I wouldn't go chucking the 5/3 too fast. Backups never a bad idea.
Dec 4, 2007, 05:09 PM #5
Good Point!! Didn't think about that. Guess i'll just have to keep the 5/3 as backup. Never wanted a Ripcurl before. Till now..Hopefully, Ripcurl will get all the kinks out before it is released.
Dec 5, 2007, 07:01 PM #6MnGr8LakeSurfer Guest
Not Trust'n It!
I give Mother Nature alot of respect when it comes to cold water surfing. I spend signifacant time outside in the cold of Minnesota working and playing. I have had great times surfing in below zero air temps and 33* water. With the risks and dangers of being exposed to the extreme cold, I don't want to bank on batteries.
I'll bank on building up exposure limits.
If the batteries don't wear out, it will propably electrocute you!!! Things have come a long way since the early days
Ya I was read Surfing magazine a couplea months ago and read that they tested it out in antartica! I know mags sometimes strech the truth but the were diving off iceburgs into the lineup and getting slotted in head-high barrels. Meanwhile, just the thought of doing that in the wetsuit i hav now gave me brain-freeze. My guess is that this is the real deal.
Dec 6, 2007, 11:39 PM #9
Retail is going to be anywhere from $800-$1200. word on the street[/QUOTE]
why would anyone spend that much on a suit when you would only use it during like the 4 swells during the winter
Dec 7, 2007, 07:46 PM #10Senior Member
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If it costs as much as multiple plane tickets to the tropics forget it....