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Topic Title: Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??
Topic Summary: And a couple opinions of past suits
Created On: 10/08/2019 07:16 AM
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 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - J20 - 10/08/2019 07:16 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Plan B - 10/08/2019 07:22 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Bamboo - 10/08/2019 09:03 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Plan B - 10/08/2019 09:19 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - spindrift - 10/08/2019 06:38 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - johnnyboy - 10/09/2019 05:56 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - ww - 10/09/2019 07:33 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - tom - 10/10/2019 05:03 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - tom - 10/10/2019 05:10 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - moderator - 10/10/2019 05:14 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Julianuribe23 - 10/10/2019 05:51 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - dingpatch - 10/10/2019 05:53 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - tom - 10/10/2019 06:14 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - rjbeavis - 10/11/2019 11:32 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Kimo63 - 10/13/2019 04:34 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - ww - 10/13/2019 06:46 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - GreenLantern - 10/14/2019 02:22 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - dkaye - 10/14/2019 03:25 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - kreidel - 10/09/2020 05:22 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - SlimyBritches - 10/14/2019 12:29 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Waco - 10/22/2019 01:55 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - RocketSurf - 10/22/2019 04:22 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - vwsurf - 10/23/2019 01:51 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - Kimo63 - 10/08/2020 05:25 PM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - ww - 10/09/2020 05:15 AM  
 Japanese limestone neoprene wetsuits??   - stokedpanda - 10/09/2020 10:12 AM  
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johnnyboy

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    New Zealand Surf Journal talked to Seventhwave, a Christchurch wetsuit manufacturer, about neoprene, among other things. Also used and reviewed wetsuits from Rip Curl, O'Neill, and Need Essentials.


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Two things,

1) I keep coming back to Rip Curl and yes, they're tight if you go by the sizing chart.
I buy one size larger, a Large Short even though I'd be a Medium on the chart.

2) I'm fascinated by the "limestone neoprene": CaCO3 to CaO via high temp oxidation.
CaO + 3C -> CaC2 + CO, then use the carbide (CaC2) to make acetylene, dimerize and
halogenated to make the chloroprene for neoprene.

Ya, but where do the 3Cs come from? The only reference I see is that they typically come
from petroleum coke. In other words, it's a petroleum hydrocarbon byproduct wetsuit, not
a limestone one (?) Doesn't sound nearly as attractive.

And then again, I could be wrong...
(curse the lack of line breaks)

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tom

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^Dang show off! Thanks!

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I don't know why I can and some can't but at least it looks better.

 10/10/2019 05:51 AM
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Julianuribe23

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The Rip Curl E Bombs always feel a bit tight at first but they always break and become much more soft by the end of the season for me. Rip Curl and Xcel make the best off the rack neoprene imo. Theres always the boutique ones but I'm not paying $600 for a suit lol
 10/10/2019 05:53 AM
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Does tom still use an old 386 machine?
 10/10/2019 06:14 AM
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tom

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8086 with dual floppies bitches! Hack that!

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 10/11/2019 11:32 AM
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rjbeavis

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The japanese limestone based neoprene has been used in freediving suits for years. But they are also a little different with fit. you need to lube yourself up to get in them. any one seen these yet https://www.quiksilver.com/men-highline-pro-1mm-wetsuit/?npk=356843144&heid=5e93049dba04a65a0f5df2c314843361d8db8a79be82119e3db5f700a3d7c1a2&camp=em_qs_us-en_e_neolane_193-highline-pro-wetsuit_-_all_wetsuits_-_broadcast_10032019&utm_source=adobe_campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=193-highline-pro-wetsuit&bxid=356843144

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Kimo63

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$700 for a suit that is 1mm thick but equal to a 3mm with more flex . Good for water temps 56 to 64 , but seems to have limited size selections available

Edited: 10/13/2019 at 06:11 PM by Kimo63
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ww

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The Highline Pro website looks overwhelmed by visitors and looks close to a sellout. Only a bit more expensive than Hurley's made-in-Japan 3mm wettie that supposedly can cover 4mm territory.
 10/14/2019 02:22 AM
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 10/14/2019 03:25 AM
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ugh, wetsuits

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Originally posted by: dkaye

ugh, wetsuits




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