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Santi E Motion Drysuit

Discussion in 'SANTI Diving Equipment' started by Ouvea, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. doctormike

    doctormike Medical Moderator Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    6,830
    6,894
    Yup. Always a tradeoff of weight and durability. I do like the Santi suit, but I might as well tell you that on my third or fourth dive (at a quarry, with no known abrasive events), the suit developed a tear on the knee, just above the Kevlar patch. The guys at Scuba Connection fixed it, of course, but that does worry me a bit.




    Totally agree!

    Can you post a link to this system? I have tried a number of systems in the past, still looking for the perfect one!
     
  2. aaen

    aaen Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Nanaimo, BC
    415
    26
    Interesting that you developed a tear and I am glad they fixed it. May I ask what happened to cause this, as it is very unusual to tear a drysuit/puncture ones outside of the heavy wear zones. I am guessing it was a fall, or something, in which case I can understand as the ligther material I can see ripping/tearing in cases like that (rare). But I will add that to the memory and talk to my dealer here about it as well as our distributor, prior to upgrading/changing out to a new suit.

    If you want to get the rings go to dive right in scuba, just specify the ring size, Mike has them listed as a UTD product which is just a rebranded kubi ring, just specify the internal diameter of the ring, they come in different sizes. Read through this thread on TDS The Deco Stop scroll through and find my review on them and how they are holding up and all other pertinent info as to links for sizing, etc. Then contact DRIS and place the order if you want them. They are a bit more expensive but they are worth it IMO.

    regards

    Steve​
     
  3. doctormike

    doctormike Medical Moderator Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New York City
    6,830
    6,894


    Nothing happened, that's what the concerning part was. This was at the end of a nice, peaceful dive in the shallow end of a quarry:

    [VIMEO]65945770[/VIMEO]

    I can't swear that I didn't brush against the dock, the sunken pumphouse, etc.. but this was certainly no crawl through a wreck or a cave! Definitely not a situation that I would consider a risk for suit damage, since I was not aware of any significant impact.






    Thanks! Will check it out...

    M
     
  4. Ouvea

    Ouvea Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: CA, USA
    739
    167
    Out of curiosity, how long did it take to receive your drysuits? Does Santi have a current backlog on orders? Just wondering, as I have been waiting for a very long time to receive mine (E. Motion). My only alteration was the Si-Tech permanent wrist cuffs, since I use Si-Tech Quick Gloves. I've read post that most are taking between 6-8 weeks. Let's just say it's been longer than that, and not by days.
     
  5. Scott

    Scott Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    2,509
    837
    I have had mine not quite a year, if I recall it took 6-8 weeks.

    Have you contacted the retailer and what did they say?

    May want to email Ocean Edge Outffiters www.oceanedgeoutfitters.com and verify that they recieved the order from the retailer.
     
  6. aaen

    aaen Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: Nanaimo, BC
    415
    26
    Keep in mind these guys just did a huge push to get all dive professionals in to their suits by offering basically keyman pricing to any dm/instructor etc. I imagine that they are clearing out that huge backlog of people. It is worth the wait though, their suits are top notch, my espace is over two years old and going strong.






    QUOTE=Ouvea;6910409]Out of curiosity, how long did it take to receive your drysuits? Does Santi have a current backlog on orders? Just wondering, as I have been waiting for a very long time to receive mine (E. Motion). My only alteration was the Si-Tech permanent wrist cuffs, since I use Si-Tech Quick Gloves. I've read post that most are taking between 6-8 weeks. Let's just say it's been longer than that, and not by days.[/QUOTE]




    Regards

    Steve
     
  7. Ouvea

    Ouvea Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: CA, USA
    739
    167
    So after resolving a little mix up, I received my E. Motion Drysuit. Here are some first impressions.


    1. Extremely Light Weight (On par with my Fusion Tech, but nothing is as light as my Fusion Sport)
    2. Reinforced Seams (extremely well reinforced)
    3. Form fitting
    4. Excellent range of motion - same as my Whites Fusion Tech
    5. Pockets - Easy to open/close and very roomy
    ......a. Sewed in internal bungees (wouldn't it be better removable?)
    6. 9mm Hood with Bib (Thank you!! It might actually rival my Waterproof Hood).
    7. Bottle shaped wrist seals (very tight, even on my chop stick wrists. Had to change to my Silicone wrist seals).
    8. Difficult to access the upper Ti-Zip docking station for lubrication and cleaning (shouldn't be any big issue though).
    9. Rugged neoprene socks that are quite form fitting at the ankles (size is spot on for me, even with thick socks).

    I opted for the Apeks high profile exhaust, but I'm not sure how easily I can close/open the valve with thick dry-gloves. If it doesn't work to my liking, I will install a Si-Tech or Apeks Low Profile exhaust valve.

    Ouvea
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013
  8. jhupka

    jhupka Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hunterdon County, NJ
    629
    16
    Ouvea,

    With the Ti-Zip you only need to lube the part that the zipper closes on to, the bottom portion. You do not lube the entire chain or the top part.

    On the pockets there are holes near the top sewn in on the sides so you can always add bungees or other attachments to those locations and cut out the factory bungee cord if you desire.
     

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