Shiny new kit..............

............for open water swimming!

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02/08/2013 at 12:58

I have just bought my very first wetsuit (online) and cannot wait for it to be delivered!!  Basically have started doing some open water swimming and the cost of hiring a wetsuit is a bit much for one or two sessions a week, so have bit the bullet and ordered my own today (base level, fairly cheap) and I'm SOOOOOOOOOO excited about it. 

I am aware that this is pretty sad.  Being excited about neoprene.....not really right is it?

Does anyone else get really excited about new kit, or is it just me.....?!?!?!?!

Slagiatt    pirate
02/08/2013 at 13:08

I think we all do ...especially stuff thats coming from wiggle so you can see if they put a bag of haribos in as well ...

02/08/2013 at 13:40

you bought your 1st wetsuit online??  how sure are you that it's going to fit properly??

a badly fitting wetsuit is a) uncomfy and b0 won't help your swimming

02/08/2013 at 14:28

Sorry to dampen your excitement, but FB is right.

Have you managed to try one on?

Rafiki    pirate
02/08/2013 at 14:33

Maybe she ordered the same make she's been hiring???

02/08/2013 at 14:47

plus it can always be returned if its not 100%

not always possible to try on exactly the bargain you find online before hand

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
02/08/2013 at 14:49

Im jealous, having been doing tri for nearly 10 years ive pretty much ran out of stuff I need.  Ive got a lot of stuff I don't need

Rafiki    pirate
02/08/2013 at 14:52

Barley - what about that S5 you need for Nice??

02/08/2013 at 14:53

I have tried a couple of different brands on and the one I've ordered does fit, so it's all good. But I do appreciate what FB and Wilkie said. 

seren nos    pirate
02/08/2013 at 14:55

I ordered mine online .gave them my height and my weight and they sorted me with one..going strong since 2008 but a bit big now where it has stretched......but still good for practise swims

02/08/2013 at 15:09

Never thought I'd get excited about swimming....................!!  Always been a runner in the past but injury has meant a change in exercise type so it means a whole new load of kit.......

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
02/08/2013 at 15:10
Rafiki wrote (see)

Barley - what about that S5 you need for Nice??

Ah yes, but even im struggling to get my head around £4000 odd for a frame,let alone the wheels and other kit id probably want to put on it.
I cant see it happening really, just a pipe dream.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
02/08/2013 at 15:12

edited double post

Edited: 02/08/2013 at 15:14
cougie    pirate
02/08/2013 at 21:02

Here's a S5 for under ??500. Bargain. Unless its made out of Chinese newspapers painted black of course.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
02/08/2013 at 21:16

Hmmm id not risk it 

M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2013 at 21:22

Ohhhh go on .. take a risk   

cougie    pirate
02/08/2013 at 21:42
What's the worst that could posssssssibly happen ?
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
02/08/2013 at 21:43

You mean like pinching your bottom

M...eldy    pirate
02/08/2013 at 22:45

I am not sure how often you pinch Cougies bottom ...

cougie    pirate
04/08/2013 at 17:55
Now the cats out of the bag. Cheeky Barley.

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