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Old 01-03-05, 11:54 PM   #1
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Wetsuit Advice Please!

I did it!
I just registered for my first ever sprint tri in March - the Strawberry Fields Tri in Oxnard California. However, I've only been swimming in pools, so I need to get in the ocean soon, but I don't have a wetsuit yet. What wetsuit works best in So Cal? I don't want to spend more than I need to, but I'll pay what I must.
Are the low end Orca suits good enough? How cold is the water in March? Should I have sleeves or not?
Advice please.
I don't intend to leave the So Cal area - there's plenty of tri events around here.

Thanks,
Dennis
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Old 01-04-05, 01:04 AM   #2
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I have a QR fulljohn. I like it, but with the water being a little warmer donw south you could probably get away with a sleeveless, since you'll most likely do lake swim tris as well as Ocean.

I think the Orca should be good. There are a few reviews on the Predator2 and the Speedsuit sleeveless on trifuel.
http://gear.trifuel.com/search.cgi?query=&Brand=Orca all favorable.
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