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Old 12-24-2008
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I can't believe this suit is actually available for retail.

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/7543.htm
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I can't believe anyone would want it!


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

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

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Yeah, you gotta have a lot of balls to wear that thing.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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Old 12-29-2008
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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.


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

Doesn't polyester have immunity to chlorine?
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Old 12-29-2008
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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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