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2013-07-01 9:15 AM

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Has anyone/everyone run into problems with the thickness of their wetsuit. Who and how do you measure the thickness???

Patti

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2013-07-01 9:39 AM
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Unless I'm mistaken the only wetsuit that became illegal with the wetsuit thickness rule was the DeSoto T1 Water Rover.

I don't remember any others having more than 5mm thickness on them.

2013-07-01 9:50 AM
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I initially believed mine was illegal but in actually READING the manufacturer's website mine is 5 mm in the front and 3 mm in the back... I panicked because I thought it was 5.3 mm all over!

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2013-07-01 11:00 AM
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Subject: RE: New Wetsuit Rule

Originally posted by DanielG Unless I'm mistaken the only wetsuit that became illegal with the wetsuit thickness rule was the DeSoto T1 Water Rover. I don't remember any others having more than 5mm thickness on them.

This is my understanding as well, but it raises an interesting point.  I'm not familiar with diving and surfing suits, but it's not uncommon to see someone post asking about their use and occasionally see them at races.  I'd guess that some, if not all, of them would be thicker than 5mm, making them technically illegal too, even though their design tends to restrict swimming motions at the shoulders.

 

2013-07-02 10:42 AM
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I wouldn't give it a second thought. Your suit is undoubtedly legal, and nobody's going to be checking anyway. ;-)

Have a good race!

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