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2016-09-06 8:29 PM


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I just bought a wetsuit long john style.

The top is perfect but the legs are a bit too long. Aside from finding the perfect fit, I wonder what is the better option:

Racing with the wetsuit ending at mid foot
or having little folds at the ankle..

Anybody raced with a wetsuit which is a tad too long cares to comment...


2016-09-06 9:16 PM
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A lot of folks will cut them. Will make it easier to get on and off.

Will hurt resale slightly but not much.
2016-09-06 10:08 PM
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Thanks, it may not be a bad idea...

This wetsuit has a zipper at the ankle. If I cut it, I would have to cut it near the calf.

You see a reason not to do it? aside from the "look good factor" or the resale value? I have zero experience with wetsuits...

Edited by Antoine tri 2016-09-06 10:19 PM
2016-09-06 10:08 PM
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Yep, cut it!

I know my wetsuit recommended not to cut past where they have seam tape in place, so look into that, but otherwise that is the best option!
2016-09-07 11:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Long Wetsuit
most wetsuits will have a reinforcement on the inside 7 or inches high. it is fine to cut it in the reinforced area.

I cut mine up about 4 inches to make it easier to get off.
2016-09-07 1:38 PM
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I cut my wetsuit to end mid calf at an angle so the front is slightly longer than the back. Pretty much all the ITU Elites do this.

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2016-09-07 9:06 PM
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Awesome guys! I will cut it.

Thanks all of you
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