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How i ruined my brand new 2K Bare drysuit..wondering if i can salvage it?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Daniel M. Thomas, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Nassau Grouper

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    Come in 70mm 80mm and 90mm

     
  2. Christozs

    Christozs Angel Fish

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    I tried the Si-tech glove lock dry glove yesterday for the first time, after @Zef suggesting it as the best possible solution at the moment (I had already the CQP round system on my Bare drysuit).

    It wasn't that hard to put them on and i had no leaks, which made me think of removing the wrist seals so that it is easier when i put it on and take it off.
    Reading your post makes me confident of removing them, but what if someone is so unlucky that the dryglove gets ripped somehow or the lock leaks big time cause of something? Then i guess the whole drysuit gets flooded and you are in a big shock, right? And then it gets really heavy for you to go up, right?
    I don't know, maybe it is just my fear talking now..
     
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  3. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    There are people who do just as you are thinking and cut back their wrist seals so that they effectively do jot have one. The seal material is still necessary between the ring glued into the suit and the rigid ring that retains the seal. While those who do this find their suit easier to put on as they dont have to contend with wrist seals, as you surmise, if your glove system develops a leak, you have no barrier preventing your suit from becoming flooded.

    The choice is always yours, so weigh out the benefit you hope to achieve against the risk and decide how you want to configure and dive your suit.

    -Z
     
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  4. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Love the Ultima system (once the gloves are on it) so easy to use and so far no leak, I’m still using the Antaries on my second suit with no issues at all but the Rolock 90 looks like it may be a better system over all it that it seems secure and mounting a glove to it may not take 3 days and a bottle of pain killers! Just ordered a set from Seaskin, nice price so I should have them in a few weeks.
     
  5. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    This, from the guy who was skeptical about the Ultima DGS.
    :poke::cheers:


    Let me know how it goes with the Rolcock 90, from the product demo videos I have watched it seems like a good system...hopefully it works well in execution.

    Cheers.

    -Z
     
  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    You sold me on the Ultima, I’m still ok with the Antares but always with that nagging feeling that they will leak, ultima, 100% positive it won’t leak. My hands ache at the thought of mounting the glove on the ultima ring, rolock looks easy and pain free.
     
  7. grf88

    grf88 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have the same rings and just use pullover gloves and have never had a leak. I use the Marigold black industrial gloves and they hold up better than the Showa gloves I used previously.
     
  8. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You’re diving in pretty cold conditions, correct? I’d leave the seals on. They’re not that difficult to get on. Just use talc or silicone lube.
     
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  9. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Barracuda

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    I winced when I saw the title. Glad it was just a minor issue of how to upgrade to a workable dry glove system. Lots of good suggestions here, good luck!
     
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  10. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

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    50/50 mix of water and conditioner in a spray bottle. Lube neck/wrist seals with it before putting on. Works really well for me.
     

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