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shuumai 12-24-2008 06:42 PM

The Perfect Suit
 
I can't believe this suit is actually available for retail.

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/7543.htm

CoachBobM 12-28-2008 04:03 AM

I can't believe anyone would want it!


Bob

daveblt 12-28-2008 04:24 AM

I sure don't want it . $30 ? I wouldn't even give them 30 cents!

Dave

AWP 12-28-2008 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daveblt (Post 985)
I sure don't want it . $30 ? I wouldn't even give them 30 cents!

Dave

Yeah, you gotta have a lot of balls to wear that thing.

shuumai 12-28-2008 03:12 PM

On the topic of suits, my suit has loosened up a little recently. I used a suit dryer thing a couple times recently, but only briefly; the spinning thing. Could that have had an adverse effect on the poly/pbt fabric?

Rhoda 12-28-2008 07:05 PM

What's pbt? Is that sort of like lycra/spandex?
I think any kind of suit will loosen up at least a little with use, even the polyester ones, but maybe the spinner does speed up the wear. Could it be you're loosing a little weight?

shuumai 12-28-2008 07:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rhoda (Post 996)
What's pbt? Is that sort of like lycra/spandex?
I think any kind of suit will loosen up at least a little with use, even the polyester ones, but maybe the spinner does speed up the wear. Could it be you're loosing a little weight?

"PBT...is a texturized polyester with natural stretch similar to spandex." http://www.agonswim.com/fabrics/fabr...ationGuide.cfm

My weight seems to fluctuate as much as +/- 5 pounds (0.357 stone, 2.26kg). More than likely due to differences in scales and clothing, really, or just water weight. I balance swimming with snacks, so there hasn't been a drastic change.

I guess the suit is a few months old now.

CoachBobM 12-29-2008 03:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shuumai (Post 991)
On the topic of suits, my suit has loosened up a little recently. I used a suit dryer thing a couple times recently, but only briefly; the spinning thing. Could that have had an adverse effect on the poly/pbt fabric?

I suspect that chlorine may have had more of an effect.


Bob

shuumai 12-29-2008 05:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoachBobM (Post 1005)
I suspect that chlorine may have had more of an effect.


Doesn't polyester have immunity to chlorine?

Rhoda 12-29-2008 03:06 PM

Polyester lasts a long time, but it does eventually wear out. I've got a Chloroblock suit that I used for about 2 years before consigning it to the "under something else" pile. Mind you, it was mostly the lining - some kind of non-lycra nylon interlock knit - that gave out first. I'm presently swimming in a suit made entirely out of Chloroblock, in part because I had some in hideous Pepto-Bismol pink left over from a rash shirt project and just wanted to use it up. (I make my suits)
I got the two years from salt-water pools, so it's possible they don't last as well in chlorinated water, but I'm guessing it's either you getting leaner or the lining relaxing faster than the suit. Still, if you want to get maximum wear, just rinse it and squeeze it dry with a towel or swim chamois instead of using the spinner.


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