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    Pinnacle releases 6 new wetsuit models

    Pinnacle Aquatics is excited to announce the immediate availability of its 6 newest models of wetsuits. There are the Tempo 7mm, Tempo 5mm, and Tempo 3mm (all male models), and the newest female suits, the Siren 7mm, 5mm, and 3mm. Each of these exciting new designs incorporate advances in wetsuit technology that have never been offered to scuba divers, and only come from Pinnacle. These suits offer a quantum leap forward in combining incredible flexibility and unsurpassed insulation capability.

    The Tempo and Siren utilize a new generation of Pinnacle’s Elastiprene neoprene that is considerably more flexible and stretchy than any that the company has ever offered before, making these wetsuits the easiest to don and doff, best fitting, and most comfortable to wear that Pinnacle has ever produced. In addition, the Siren has been engineered from the ground up as a product totally separate from its male counterpart, offering better fit and function for a woman’s body.

    As is true to Pinnacle’s heritage, these new models also allow divers to get comfort and fit without sacrificing warmth and protection. The revolutionary Pinnacle Tempo and Siren wetsuits give you both! These high-stretch wetsuits provide warmth, comfort, and durability that divers the world over have come to expect from Pinnacle.
    They are warmer than other suits that you've ever worn because of the overwhelming amount of features that are packed into these products, including advanced sealing mechanisms and Pinnacle’s patented Merino™ lining system, which not only adds significant warmth without increasing bulk or buoyancy, but also promotes quick drying after a dive and helps to reduce odors.
    All Pinnacle Tempo and Siren wetsuits come with a comprehensive list of features that include:
    • A choice of 3mm, 5mm, or 7mm thicknesses
    • Pinnacle’s patented Merino™ lining system adds up to 35% insulating power
    • Merino™ dries quickly, helps the suit slide on, and is odor-resistant
    • Next-generation Elastiprene titanium lined neoprene throughout the wetsuit is even stretchier and more flexible than the original Elastiprene wetsuits
    • One of the most comfortable and stretchy wetsuits available, Elastiprene rubber makes donning and doffing simple
    • Rear zipper is equipped with a 10mm spine flap and smoothskin seal to provide spine protection and reduce internal water movement
    • Pinnacle Defense System (PDS) prevents zipper from biting into the spine pad
    • Main zipper is equipped with long pull leash and Velcro tie-down
    • 8” ankle zippers seals make donning and doffing easier, yet seal water out
    • Smoothskin chimney ankle and o-ring wrist seals create effective barriers to water entry; trapping body-heated water inside the suit, keeping the diver warm
    • Roll neck collar with newly redesigned neck closure and smoothskin seal provides a better water barrier and increased comfort
    • Molded rubber shoulder pads hold BC in place, pad the diver's shoulders, and prevent suit wear
    • Innovative multi-panel rubber knee pads protect the diver and the suit
    • Double-glued and blind stitched construction
    • Stress disks applied at all internal seam intersections for added strength
    • 13 Male and 10 Female sizes
    • Exterior lining that is very resistant to Velcro and other snags
    • New brighter, livelier color patterns that are unique to each gender
    • Comprehensive warranty program
    • Free wetsuit hanger with every suit[/INDENT]
    The feedback from test marketing trials shows that this is the best fitting, most comfortable, easiest-to-own line of suits that Pinnacle has ever produced. This data, combined with our product knowledge, leads Pinnacle to believe that this will prove to be its best-selling line ever, and will prove to be the flagship line in the new Pinnacle range.

    Images and information about the Tempo and Siren can be found on Pinnacle’s web site at Tempo & Siren - Pinnacle Aquatics. For additional information, contact Pinnacle at info@PinnacleAquatics.com.

    Pinnacle Aquatics
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    Web: Home - Pinnacle Aquatics
    George Stauffer
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    How does the Tempo compare to the Element or Cruiser? Several stores have these for more than $100 less than the Tempo?

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    The suit is far different from the Cruiser in terms of flexibility and warmth. While the Cruiser is one of our best-selling models, it is our entry-level suit. The Tempo 7 is far more flexible and is warmer, owing to the benefits of the Merino Lining System in the Tempo.

    The Element, while an excellent suit for us, has been discontinued, which is why you see the low prices out there. At this point, only certain sizes are left available to the public, and we have no more in stock for dealers to special order. The wamth factor of these two suits is similar, but the Tempo is much easier to don and doff, and is more flexible, particularly when you are walking about topside.
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    I love my 5 and 3 mil merino elastiprenes. Sounds like these are along the same lines. Any chance of them coming out in an all black version without the trim or at least with trim that is not so flashy (like maybe a thin dark red line down the side and invisible seams)? And when are you going to offer thigh pockets on them?
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    At this point, we have no plans to offer alternate colors, but you are not the first to request it, so you never know.

    We can put on thigh pockets. We don;t do it as a standard because so few people want them, but we do attach them as a special order. Typically we do that for military divers, commercial divers, and tech divers. Just ask your local Pinnacle dealer. We can also do it on a suit that you already own and have used.
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    Cool. I had to put them on myself on my Merino's. Not a big deal but factory installed is a nice option. BTW that's only because most recreational divers actually believe the lie that BC pockets work well. If you started putting them on suits regularly you'd not be able to keep em in stock!

    MY local Pinnacle dealer closed by the way and the other looks at me as competition since I not only teach but am a dealer as well for HOG/EDGE. Needless to say I'm never in that shop.

    Maybe we can have a chat at DEMA regarding my situation?

    FYI I also own a merino evolution undergarment and Pinnacle boots and 5mm gloves that have been to the bottom of Lake Erie a few times. Not the boots but the undies and gloves.
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    How does the new Tempo compare to the orginal Pinnacle Merino-Elastiprene Titanium Lined. I am 6' 180 lbs 35 waist, what size would I need in the new Tempo for 3mm and 5mm.

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    I am in the process of updating my wetsuit and have chosen the Pinnacle tempo 5MM. Great suit fits like a glove and is more hard wearing than the Henderson H2 hyperstrech.

    The question that absolutely no one seem to be able to answer is the difference between the Warmbase lining or the merino lining in the Tempo. The 5mm merino is available is the US but they have never heard of warm base. Here in Australia only the 7mm has the merino lining, the 5mm Tempo has never had merino lining. Apparently new Zealand sell suits with both but no one over there no about 5mm because over there you would be crazy to dive without a 7mm suit.

    Because no seems to deal in both 5mm tempo merino and warmbase no can can offer advice or specks on both. I even contacted Pinnacle in the US and while very helpful and gave extensive information about the merino history and benefits but could not comment on the warm base.

    The key points I am interested in are:
    Which one is warmer?
    Which one has greater stretch?
    Which one retails at a higher price?
    Which one last longer?

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    Here are some of the answers to your questions:
    Which one is warmer?
    Merino is warmer especially at depth, tests have shown merino to be 30% more thermally efficient than nylon plush. Warmbase is similar to nylon plush in its construction.

    Which one has greater stretch?
    Merino has more stretch than warmbase, about 30-40% more .

    Which one retails at a higher price?
    Merino is a significantly more expensive material than warmbase.

    Which one last longer?
    Both linings will outlast the life of the suit, it is more likely the outer materials will wear out before the inner linings.

    Let me know if this helps.

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