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Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby gingerfinger » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:30 pm

There must be a technique but I can't figure it I've used it 3 times and someone else has had to peel it off me. I climb in through the neck hole. Someone said take one arm out first don't touch the other until it's out but can't do that.... It's a great suit really snug but it's gonna kill me one day I'll dehydrate when there is no one around to help!

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby starkitesuk » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:10 pm

I think I have the same suit, comes with the choice of a hood or just over the head sock thingy.

They slacken off slightly and become easier to get out of. Your mate was right, it you are right handed take the right arm out first or the the other way round if you are a lefty like me. this helps.

Best wetsuit I've owned by far I have to say.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby alexeyga » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:16 pm

Welcome to the club buddy! :jump: If your zip-less wetsuit is of the right size for you - your chances of getting out of it with no help from somebody else are ZERO!!! :thumb: :bye:

I figured it out the hard way - was home alone when the suit got delivered and I really couldn't resist trying it... :angryfire: :cool2: :rollgrin:

On the bright side though, these are actually warmer than the zipped ones. Only wetsuits that do compare are much more expensive with a membrane behind the zipper like the Psycho Freak.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby Chungmu » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:44 pm

I just tried one of these on recently at a surf shop. I spent close to 10 minutes trying to figure out how to get out of the thing in the dressing room. To add to the fun I have a bad shoulder which has limited mobility. Thought I was going to have to get help from the sales guy. :oops: Eventually was able to get my left arm (good one) out, but even then was still a b!tc# to get off.

Great suit but no way I will buy one that is so difficult to get out of given my shoulder issue.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby gingerfinger » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Funny!

Well, I think I need to develop a special stick or something like a shoe horn. Or maybe stuff the kite bar down one arm then loop the kite?

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby lander » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 am

Best suit on The market! And you just need to wrap it down both sholders and then pull one arm out. Then The rest is easy. When you Got The technique it is just A's easy as a back zip or zen zip.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby Dirk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:21 am

Non zip wetsuit? Which model are you talking about? The Front Zip suits like the Psycho RG8?

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby William Munney » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:30 am

Dirk wrote:Non zip wetsuit? Which model are you talking about? The Front Zip suits like the Psycho RG8?

I have an old Rip Curl Ultimate Zip Free. You enter through the neck opening which has a velcro flap.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby jumarcil » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:05 am

After a couple of sessions you'll get the hang of it. I have a Drylock xcel and it is the same principle, you get in through the neck hole. And to make things worse I also have a hood. At first I had to ask my gf to peel it off me. Now I get in the suit in about 2 or 3 minutes a nd it takes me the same time to get out.

The good thing is it keeps me really warm and the fact that there is no zip, you'll never have water crawling in your back.

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Re: Can't get out of my oneil non zip wetsuit!!

Postby TheJoe » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:08 am

With one hand pull your opposite arm out of the wetsuit. I have a shorty that is this way and it is a pain to get in and out of. I'm really wide and not flexible on top of that I'm pretty stocky from years of heavy lifting and I can still manage to get out of mine. All though I do feel like I'm being born again.


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