yes this is true, it was a not very well thought out statement from my part. I mean it will become very hard to swim, and this is increasingly true if you are in cold water...ORSales wrote:
This is not true.
1) water is neutrally bouyant and so you will not sink even if your suit totally flooded
I will, I don't doubt that the pyro suit is a great one, my intention wasn;t to steer any one away from your product. I just wanted to bring in one of the things I was told when I first started considering one...I haven't really needed one yet, as we have pretty warm water over here...but I'll get some more info.2) With the outside pressure of water pressing in on the suit it is natural to burp the excess air out of your suit. This actually helps in the event of a tear in the suit as the suit will be pressed against your body and will only allow small amounts of liquid to be wicked in, you would need to pull the suit away from your body and hold the hole open to start to flood the suit.
3) The material we make our suits from is very durable. It is highly unlikely you would ever tear it when you are on the water...if you did manage to do so the rip would very likely never get bigger than an inch, which would let in only minor amounts of water as you made your way to the shore. (See above)
Seriously, read the referenced threads above, visit our forum on our site and discuss this with other riders not paid to promote the suit, do your homework and you will find Ocean Rodeo's Pyros are the best made, most respected suits on the market and whip the snot out of a wetsuit in any but the most ideal water conditions when it really is nice to get the occasional flush to cool you down.
Btw. at what water temperature do you recommend this suit? If you can please give me a range, not only low end