Peeling rubber off in the cold is a mandatory part of surfing up around here. Yeah, you get cold, but the warm-up is divine. Put the car heater down on your feet.........It's almost opiate-blissful.
Seems as some of y'all are bypassing some of the rituals...........
The post-session shower is much better without having to peel of the 5 mil. It detracts from the experience. You want to hit that shower unincumbered.
He's right. Get rid of that rubber body bag before you hit the shower. It will make you feel liberated.
Petroleum jelly can ruin your suit over time, so use it sparingly. I still use it anyways in my rashy areas(ie. gooch ball area as well as neck and pits)
However, the easiest technique for removing your rubber with tired, post surf sesh arms is to first grab it on either side of your waist and pull down as far as you can. It wont be very far, but that will cause it to stretch and want to pull down. Then take it off your shoulders and pull down again. This should release the death grip from most of your shoulder area. You can then wiggle your dead tired arms out of the top. Then you should be able to figure it out from there. The hard part is getting the top down.
Anyone can do this without being tired, but after a freezing cold surf, this can feel next to impossible. Try it in the freezing parking lot and your suit will seem to fly off with lightening speed so you can get in that warm car.
Or just leave your suit on until next time you go surfing. All the kids are doing it.
Remember the post about the guy who would stuff his hooded top into his speedos when putting on his suit. There were a bunch of homo-erotic posts that followed. Can't wait to see how this one progresses..........