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Jack O'Neill

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Trace Malinowski, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Trace,
    Thanks for posting -- great story of a great man and the end of an era.
    Jack O' Neil did not invent the wet suit ! It was serendipitously discovered by Bascom and Bradner, two California divers
    (a story for another post).

    I have never seen or heard of an O' Neil wet suit made for especially SCUBA or even free diving.
    Is it possible O'Neil wet suits have a market share in the east and are not in marketed in the west ?

    Surfer wet suits are generally cut loose around the shoulder and chest which allows freedom to scratch for waves.

    Enjoy your summer and dive advenures

    Sam Miller
     
  3. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Sam, could you please post the wetsuit story in another forum?

    I wear an O'Neill Reactor 3/2 when freediving and for scuba once water reaches 60 F. The StrongLifts 5x5 program by Medhi Hadim which is a twist on Bill Starr's original football workout makes the O'Neill a great fitting suit. Here is a pic where I'm wearing it while teaching cave diving. Water temp is 71 F at Ginnie, but I've had the Reactor at 115 feet in 45 F water and it was tolerable. I wear it surfing too. Love O'Neill products.

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  4. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Barracuda

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    I thought this was going to be a Stargate SG-1 thread.
     
  5. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Did a Jack O'Neill tribute dive today while freediving.

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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2017
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  6. DIY

    DIY Divemaster

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    I have a couple of the Dive Wetsuits and use to have his neoprene drysuit. Still have the bag for the drysuit. Here's some logos from the wetsuit. I sure he'll be missed.
     

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  7. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    The sector and jtype wetsuits are geared towards diving.
     
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  8. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Trace,

    I always arise early some time before sun rise, Take a hand full of Vitamins make a cup of De Vita ( a western chocolate -coffee drink) set for a moment to watch the sun rise over the canyon and the Pacific ocean.

    I then go to my office/den turn on the computer and read SCUBA Board.

    Good gosh ! what a frightening experience today !
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    An eastern version ersatz Jack O'Neil complete with eye patch!
    (what is the world coming to?)

    Scares me and I am not scared of nothing !

    I have three options
    1) Grab my trusty 44 Mag and blast the computer (but that would wake my red headed wife )
    2) Grab a paint brush and paint the computer screen
    3) Or just hope the eastern Jack O'Neil does not proliferate and spread to the west.

    After considerable consideration I suppose option #3 is appropriate...and I can continue on the SB

    All is well in the west....

    Your SSI Pro5000 friend

    SAM
     
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  9. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    An icon that will be missed.
     

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