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Old 12-14-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Cold Weather Gear

Water temp is 47 degrees. WOW!!!!

Got some great add ons to any wetsuit.

3MM Hyperflex smooth skin gloves 25.95
3MM Hyperflex smooth skin full hoods 24.95
3MM Oneill Heat Booties $50.00
5MM Oneill Polyp-O lines booties $45.00

4/3 Hyperflex AMP Series
http://hyperflexusa.com/ampk-43-front-zip-full-suit/

4/3 Quiksilver, Glued and Blindstitched with barrier flap $159
4/3 Neil Pryde 3000 series full skin suits $229
4/3 NPX Zeolot full skin kitesuring suits $289

Lots of 3/2 suits starting at $99 by Quiksilver, Oneill, and Ripcurl

Please call for selection and sizes as stuff is flying out of there right now. Hard to keep certain suits in stock!

Also taking orders on Kokatat Drysuits. Full Gortex suits with breathable sox and pee zip. These are the best and dryest suits in the business and come with a lifetime warranty. Yes lifetime. Excludes latex seals. These suits are completely customizeable as well. Do your research and you will find these are the best suits period. Why buy a drysuit from a kite company? Would you buy a kite from a drysuit company?

http://kokatat.com/product_detail.asp?code=gfer

These suits are taking the bay area by storm with new riders getting the ultimate in warmth, dryness, and comfort. $899

3 Day shipment is standard with suit

Stay warm and give us a call with any question.

Team Watersports West
727-517-7000
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:59 AM
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Default More research

Just did some more research and this is what I found.

Kokatat offers another option called the Supernova.

Has a neoprene neck instead of latex. More comfortable, but not as water tight. And uses Tropos 3 fabric which is another version of Gortex without the Gortex price.

Check it out here.

Supernova $609
http://kokatat.com/product_detail.asp?code=sno

Here is another one to check out, and very reasonably priced.

Swift Entry $489
http://kokatat.com/product_detail.asp?code=tse
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:13 PM
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Only a 2 year warranty on those I believe. Lifetime warranty on the Goretex is priceless!
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:05 AM
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You are correct. Non Gortex suits are 2 year warranty. Gortex suits are lifetime.

Can't wait to try mine out this weekend. Warm feet? What is that?
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:12 PM
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the canadian amphibious special forces use Ocean Rodeo drysuits.
OR started out as a non kite company.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:15 PM
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Default Gotta pee

That's very cool. By brother in law was in the special forces.

I did alot of research on suits over the years. One of the features about a drysuit that I think can really be a negative is when you gotta piss.

There are alot of great suits out there, but when that urge hits, peeling the suit off is not an option for me. That's just me.

I also had a suit for three years and was so sick of my feet being cold and wet. Love having a suit with dry socks. To me, that is the number one feature in my new suit that I love. I can now wear some warm winter socks and my feet are toasty, warm, and dry! Can kite all day any day and never be cold anywhere. LOVE IT!!!!!!

No question alot of great suits out there on the market. We chose Kokatat as they have so many different options and types of suits that there is something there for everyone. You can also customize any part of the suit you want. Lengthen, shorten, add pockets....you name it. And if you are going to have this suit for life, it better be exactly what you want. And if it isn't, 10 years down the road, you send it back and they can make changes.

I think the OR's are very cool, just not for my requirements. I pee alot, like warm feet, and Gortex is the snizz dizzle of hard core weather fabric. The best all weather gear companies in the world consistently use Gortex

I thought about getting an NPX Lucifer as that had some pretty cool features. But those damn feet were gonna be cold so I said NOPE!!!!!!

Almost forgot.....Hand made in the U.S.A. I am all about supporting my fellow American.

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Old 12-27-2010, 06:59 PM
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Everyone has a different idea of what is perfect for them. After lot's of research on the web I ended up with the top of the line Gul drysuit. Then got there newest top of the line model only to find that they do not hold a candle to the kokotat, by comparing my socks at the end of a day long session to my buddies socks (he was wearing a kokotat) his socks were dry mine were not so dry. I sold both the guls and am very happy now. I don't even look at what else is avialable anymore I am so satisfied with this thing. But my advice is to buy the Ocean Rodeo so that when you end up with the kokotat you will not have any doubts anymore. You will be able to sell the Ocean Rodeo on the used market as the marketing is very good on that product.
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