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Confirming fit

Discussion in 'DUI' started by djcheburashka, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. djcheburashka

    djcheburashka Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    My new dry suit came in the mail today. (Flx extreme.)

    I think the fit is right, but I want to make 100% sure while I can still return it if it’s off.

    Is there like a checklist to confirm fit that I can go through? I tried looking for a YouTube video but I didn’t see one.
  2. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
    Have you seen these?


    I teach tech and cave diving so I like my suits to fit "cave cut" tight, but allow a full range of motion in my preferred underwear. Test fit while wearing underwear. While standing, pretend you are in a dive position and put your head back (look at ceiling) and reach back as far as you can. You shouldn't feel like the suit is preventing you from achieving your normal reach in your arms. I like my suit to allow me to stretch like the guy in the photo. Your boots should fit correctly and comfortably when wearing your drysuit socks. Your legs should allow you to do normal stepping, kneeling, climbing, squatting, sitting motions. Before dives, I like to over-inflate my suit and stretch into it, reaching my valves (backmount doubles) while my head is back. It's natural to look down, but in a horizontal position you should look out. Like Mr. Miyagi said in The Karate Kid, "Always look eye." So, you should be able to reach and maneuver a valve while looking in your buddy's eyes in a horizontal trim position.
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