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    thick wetsuits

    Just wondering what is this thick of a wetsuit (9/7/6) http://www.wetsuitwearhouse.com/page/WW/MS976XH3 used for. And on the topic. What is the thickest wetsuit you've ever worn; and why and where?

  2. I use a 6/5/4 in Jerz .. should prob have a 5/4 but whatever .. I couldn't imagine using that thick of a suit ever for surfing ... I don't think you would be able to move at all!

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    damn a 9/7/6 and its rated fo 45+ degree water! Thats just crazy went i used to not have much cash i would go through winter with just a 4/3 and maybe some booties in 50 degree water. How you supposed to move round in that suit man!?!

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    Not sure but it doesnt seem to be rated to well at a 45* water temp. I would expect that much rubber to be rated in the low to mid 30s. Most Ive ever worn is a 4/3 in the southeast with water temps in the low 40s to upper 30's

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    thats a dive suit

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    I was wondering the same thing why its rated for 45+ water temps if its so thick and why would someone buy this instead of a thinner wetsuit that can handle colder water

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    Your 5 ml xcel wetsuit may be great for surfing in 45 degree water, but you will freeze your A$$ off staying underwater for 30 minutes in 45 degree water in a 5 ml wetsuit. Being immersed in water saps body heat away FAST. Dive suits are rated differently.

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    Dive suits are rated completely different than surf suits. it's a whole new ball game being 50 feet UNDER 45 water, than skimming the surface.

    My 6/5/4 with hood is more flexible than my 4/3 with a detached hood tucked in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfootr View Post
    Dive suits are rated completely different than surf suits. it's a whole new ball game being 50 feet UNDER 45 water, than skimming the surface.

    My 6/5/4 with hood is more flexible than my 4/3 with a detached hood tucked in.
    Yep...and you don't need nearly as much flexibility diving as you do surfing. I tried surfing in a 7 mil dive suit back in the 90's and I could barely move...toasty warm though!

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