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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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I feel terrible and can't swim when my chest is too tight, so I wear one size up. It takes less than 5 min for me to put it on.
When I had a right size, it took about 10 min. I used to use a plastic bag, but if I'm dry and pull the right spots, I have no problem putting it on without it. I had old Xterra but got newer Orca. I can tell it's been improved a lot through the years.
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [s13tx] [ In reply to ]
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5 - 10 minutes. I start with my wetsuit inside out and roll the suit on from the feet upwards. Is great in getting wrinkles out and getting suit high in the crotch! Just make sure the zipper is on the right side when you start.
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [bob2run] [ In reply to ]
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What's your trick for getting it off fast? As I have aged it seems my foot/heel gets stuck . . . sometimes I really have a hard time.

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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [milkmaid1982] [ In reply to ]
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Milkmaid,
Sounds like you need a man to help you into that wetsuit.
Last edited by: milkman1982: Aug 2, 18 12:56
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [milkmaid1982] [ In reply to ]
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I wonder how long it takes you to get ready for a date.
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [david] [ In reply to ]
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david wrote:
What's your trick for getting it off fast? As I have aged it seems my foot/heel gets stuck . . . sometimes I really have a hard time.

Practice practice practice.

It takes me 9 seconds
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [david] [ In reply to ]
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david wrote:
What's your trick for getting it off fast? As I have aged it seems my foot/heel gets stuck . . . sometimes I really have a hard time.

cut the bottom of the legs, on the back of the legs, cut up to just under the seam; it should look like a [curved] triangle was cut out of the bottom on the back. this will help you get it over your heels faster.
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [milkmaid1982] [ In reply to ]
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you also need to not be afraid to be aggressive with yanking each foot out of the leg when at your bike in T1. position your opposite leg firmly on the chest of the wetsuit, then pull out as hard as you can
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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I am seeing wetsuit ads saying it should take 10 to 12 minutes or you have the wrong size. How long does it take you?

somebody needs to make a video on how to put a wetsuit on right.

in this video, i'm purposely putting on a suit that's a size too small. this was a 3min job. it's a 2min job if you put on the right size. it's a 10sec job getting it off, if you take it off immediately after exiting the water.

if that's not your case, then you: 1) don't have the right size or style of wetsuit; or 2) aren't using best practices while putting it on and taking it off.

you shouldn't feel constricted. when we were all in our 20s, yeah. fine, get into the tightest thing you can, if you're a really good swimmer with really good open water skills and experience. now, me, i err on the side of a size too big if i'm in between.

and finally, too many of us are assuming - maybe it's a point of pride - that we should be able to swim in the same suit we've had for 10 or 15 years, altho we aren't in the same body we had when we bought that wetsuit.


Dan Empfield
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
RBR wrote:
I am seeing wetsuit ads saying it should take 10 to 12 minutes or you have the wrong size. How long does it take you?


somebody needs to make a video on how to put a wetsuit on right.

in this video, i'm purposely putting on a suit that's a size too small. this was a 3min job. it's a 2min job if you put on the right size. it's a 10sec job getting it off, if you take it off immediately after exiting the water.

if that's not your case, then you: 1) don't have the right size or style of wetsuit; or 2) aren't using best practices while putting it on and taking it off.

you shouldn't feel constricted. when we were all in our 20s, yeah. fine, get into the tightest thing you can, if you're a really good swimmer with really good open water skills and experience. now, me, i err on the side of a size too big if i'm in between.

and finally, too many of us are assuming - maybe it's a point of pride - that we should be able to swim in the same suit we've had for 10 or 15 years, altho we aren't in the same body we had when we bought that wetsuit.


^^^^^^
This

so very well said.

Dale
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Slowman wrote:
RBR wrote:
I am seeing wetsuit ads saying it should take 10 to 12 minutes or you have the wrong size. How long does it take you?

somebody needs to make a video on how to put a wetsuit on right.

in this video, i'm purposely putting on a suit that's a size too small. this was a 3min job. it's a 2min job if you put on the right size. it's a 10sec job getting it off, if you take it off immediately after exiting the water.

if that's not your case, then you: 1) don't have the right size or style of wetsuit; or 2) aren't using best practices while putting it on and taking it off.

you shouldn't feel constricted. when we were all in our 20s, yeah. fine, get into the tightest thing you can, if you're a really good swimmer with really good open water skills and experience. now, me, i err on the side of a size too big if i'm in between.

and finally, too many of us are assuming - maybe it's a point of pride - that we should be able to swim in the same suit we've had for 10 or 15 years, altho we aren't in the same body we had when we bought that wetsuit.

It tales me less than 5 min maybe even 2 min to put on and 9 seconds to take off. So I agree with you

Why do you think Roka says it should take 10 to 12 mins to put on?

Could it be for marketing?
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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Ya, if the suit is loose at all, not sized right.
On the flip side, if you can't get full arm range of motion, problem in sizing there as well.

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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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RBR wrote:
Slowman wrote:
RBR wrote:
I am seeing wetsuit ads saying it should take 10 to 12 minutes or you have the wrong size. How long does it take you?


somebody needs to make a video on how to put a wetsuit on right.

in this video, i'm purposely putting on a suit that's a size too small. this was a 3min job. it's a 2min job if you put on the right size. it's a 10sec job getting it off, if you take it off immediately after exiting the water.

if that's not your case, then you: 1) don't have the right size or style of wetsuit; or 2) aren't using best practices while putting it on and taking it off.

you shouldn't feel constricted. when we were all in our 20s, yeah. fine, get into the tightest thing you can, if you're a really good swimmer with really good open water skills and experience. now, me, i err on the side of a size too big if i'm in between.

and finally, too many of us are assuming - maybe it's a point of pride - that we should be able to swim in the same suit we've had for 10 or 15 years, altho we aren't in the same body we had when we bought that wetsuit.


It tales me less than 5 min maybe even 2 min to put on and 9 seconds to take off. So I agree with you

Why do you think Roka says it should take 10 to 12 mins to put on?

Could it be for marketing?

this i couldn't tell you. but then i have an advantage as i've been putting them on longer than anyone ;-/


Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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TheStroBro wrote:
6 minutes that feel like an hour?
This. More or less.
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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [jaretj] [ In reply to ]
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jaretj wrote:
When I was in my twenties it took just a few seconds...Oh wait...you meant for swimming...carry on...

Right, me too

Especially if the beach patrol was nearby

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Re: How long does it take for you to put your wetsuit ON? [RBR] [ In reply to ]
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5-10 minutes for my Roka Maverick (love it btw). But a good chunk of that is me screwing around trying to get the neck and shoulder sections “just right.”
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