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  1. #1
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    Rip Curl H-Bomb power heated wetsuit

    Does anyone know when this suit is gonna be available? I thought it was suppose to be released in mid 07??


    Lates!

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    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

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    I cant imagine wearing a 3/2 heated in the winter. must be nice ...Cant wait to chuck the 5/3!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaholic View Post
    I cant imagine wearing a 3/2 heated in the winter. must be nice ...Cant wait to chuck the 5/3!

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

    http://www.capital.net/com/nckayak/nck_safety_p4.htm

    I'll bank on building up exposure limits.

    http://scuba-doc.com/coldacclim.html

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    If the batteries don't wear out, it will propably electrocute you!!! Things have come a long way since the early days

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadbrochill93 View Post
    why would anyone spend that much on a suit when you would only use it during like the 4 swells during the winter
    Why would u nly use it 4 times?...if i had a freaking HOT wetsuit to get into i'd just about use it all year. I'd sure as hell be using it by now and right though april if its a nice flexible 3/2....

    If it costs as much as multiple plane tickets to the tropics forget it....