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Seaskin trilam drysuit purchase simulation

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Sbiriguda, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You're only getting one pocket? I would get 2, even if I thought I would never use the extra one.
     
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  2. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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  3. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  4. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This jumped out at me as well. When I ordered my suit, the 2 pockets were separate line-items, so worth double-checking that there are in fact 2. Personally, I'm happy without the crotch reinforcement so would recommend against it, but it's not the biggest thing in the world. You've got a great suit coming!

    The only other thing I would flag is to consider the DIR placement of the dump valve. It's not just for that certain special group of people who only dive a certain way. It just makes it easier to dump while horizontal or vertical. The supposed downside is that it's further from your right arm so would be hard to reach to open it up quickly in an emergency. But (1) I can reach it just fine, and (2) I dive with the valve open all the time anyway, so not sure why I'd ever need to reach it in a hurry.

    And come on man, all-black? Be bold, join Team Yellow :cool:
     
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  5. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    Thanks for the heads up...
    Now there are 2 options

    1) SiTech Docking System 60910 fitted
    Ultra Option-SiTech Docking System 60910 Fitted - Seaskin Custom Diving Suits

    2) Nova-Option-SiTech-Oval-Cuff-Rings--Siflex-seals
    Nova Option-SiTech Oval Cuff Rings (Siflex seals) - Seaskin Custom Diving Suits

    I suspect the one I actually want is the second, like you said... Not easy anyway to buy a drysuit without any experience. Without your help I would be lost
     
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  6. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    That sounds a good idea

    My personal choice would be for vertical red and black stripes like the shirt of the glorious soccer AC Milan Club. But I stick to all black this time
     
  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I don't know much about those systems, so take this for what it's worth - which is probably not much.

    But, don't you need both of those?

    #1 would be the part that is permanently attached to the suit sleeve.

    #2 would be the actual rings and seal that you would then fit into #1, so that you actually have a wrist seal - and a place to attach a dry glove.

    I've only ever had Kubi dry gloves and rings, so I don't really know.
     
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  8. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nope, #2 is the whole system.

    Quote:
    The QCS Oval cuff ring system has an oval and narrow design and you will not be bothered by the rings during the dive or on land as some poeple find the round rings too bulky. They do feel much less cumbersome and even the biggest hands seem able to pass tghrough them.
    The QCS Oval enables quick exchange of wrist seals, which is perfect when the suit needs to have different sizes of seals or wish to run the lastest silicon seals. Also if you have ripped a seal when just ready to jump into the water this will help you. The exchange is made in a few minutes.
     
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  9. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    That sounds nice. My only concern is that if the oval rings are a Silflex specific standard they might be replaced only with rings by the same company, which might be more expensive or more difficult to find...
    So I am thinking of sticking to my first choice SiTech Docking System 60910 fitted with "usual" round rings
     
  10. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Just clarify that you want the oval ring system that will take Antaries dry gloves, with those PU rings glued into the suit you will be able to use ultima or Rolock 90 or Antaries dry gloves or dive with the oval rings and seals of you choice, you don’t want to end up with the larger round rings.
     
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