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Old 05-30-07, 07:48 AM   #1
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Issues with new wetsuit

So I've just got a new wetsuit - the first brand new one I've ever worn - a Foor Quantum2.

Two things I'm having an issue with.

It was really snug around my neck - somewhat uncomfortably so, but I was able to swim along just fine... except apparently my face turned purplish by the end of the set - or so I was told. Not good, though I felt ok.

It seemed to arch my back - as if it wasn't so stretchy through the back as the front, so well along into the set, my back was a bit sore and it felt like I was swimming along with my tummy out.

Now these just might be because I've never worn a wetsuit for as long as I did last night (1800m, plus some faffing about before hand)...

And other than those two issues, the suit fit quite well.

Any thoughts??? It's sort of a non-problem really, as I don't have any real reason to spend an hour and a half in a wetsuit - it was just new so I figured I'd try doing my entire workout with it on.
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Old 05-31-07, 07:58 AM   #2
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maybe too small of a size? each manufactures small, medium, large. etc are not the same. maybe you have a larger torso vs legs? Did you buy it from the internet or were you fitted in a tri/running store?
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Maybe I just have a wide neck - everything else is golden with the fit. I tried on different suits from the same company that people in my club had.
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Sounds like a dose of newsuititis. I had a couple of Foor Q1's last season and it took maybe half a dozen trips out for me and it to get into a happy balance.
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i just got a rental in the mail. i've never swam in a wetsuit before. should i hit the lap pool? i don't have time to do any open water before this weekend.
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i just got a rental in the mail. i've never swam in a wetsuit before. should i hit the lap pool? i don't have time to do any open water before this weekend.
Yup. Just rinse it all off when you get home.
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