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Crooked Beat

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In Topic: Ocean Rodeo Drysuits - 1st Post - Newby Alert

12 January 2016 - 10:02 PM

The Heat looks good for dinghy sailing, but "420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch" vs "200 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch".
Will that make much difference for dinghy sailors who tend to spend a lot of time sliding around on their ass? Will the Heat wear out sooner?

Tried out the OR ignite a couple of years ago when it first came out and liked it alot, but I felt it was too bulky for dinghy sailing and ended up with a kokatat icon.  Full cordura legs and arms, plus I can send it back to kokatat for repairs.
 
KB


Thanks but the price of the Kokatat is about double of the Heat.

My bet would be that the smooth tanks of a 420 will be less of an issue than the aggressive non skid of a lead mine


That makes sense.

In Topic: Ocean Rodeo Drysuits - 1st Post - Newby Alert

12 January 2016 - 02:14 AM

The Heat looks good for dinghy sailing, but "420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch" vs "200 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch".
Will that make much difference for dinghy sailors who tend to spend a lot of time sliding around on their ass? Will the Heat wear out sooner?

 
Honestly, I can't say. 
 
I have a lot of Heats in use with sailors currently, including many collegiate teams - Captain Ron from above on this thread being one of the coaches. Perhaps he can chime in on his sense of how well the suits are holding up for his team. What I can tell you, we see very few customers calling with complaints so the suits have to be holding up to the current expectations of sailors on the collegiate level. 

 
John



Thanks.

In Topic: Ocean Rodeo Drysuits - 1st Post - Newby Alert

11 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

The Heat looks good for dinghy sailing, but "420 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch" vs "200 Denier abrasion overlays at knees, buttocks and crotch".
Will that make much difference for dinghy sailors who tend to spend a lot of time sliding around on their ass? Will the Heat wear out sooner?

In Topic: J70 busted

20 October 2015 - 03:15 PM

 

 

 

Never ever saw a top level race competitive J24 have bottom paint. Ever. 

A bit of cleaning on the epoxy bottom and done.

 

Bottom paint on a J70 that is top level? Uttermost BS.

 

Jens' World Champion "Salsa" was one of the few that had bottom paint and was at the top.

 

Yes, forgot about him. I haven't seen any since Salsa.

Bottom paint is a rarity. 

 

Seen any Melges 24 with bottom paint?

 

Marty Jensen does well with the ZigZag with bottom paint.  Mike Dow used to run some too. But the top J/boats with bottom paint don't have it because they keep their boats wet - they have it because the class told them they had to put bottom paint on or they were DSQ.
 

 

The J/boat class told them to put bottom paint on? Or DSQ? I get it now. 


In Topic: J70 busted

20 October 2015 - 10:56 AM

 

Never ever saw a top level race competitive J24 have bottom paint. Ever. 

A bit of cleaning on the epoxy bottom and done.

 

Bottom paint on a J70 that is top level? Uttermost BS.

 

Jens' World Champion "Salsa" was one of the few that had bottom paint and was at the top.

 

Yes, forgot about him. I haven't seen any since Salsa.

Bottom paint is a rarity. 

 

Seen any Melges 24 with bottom paint?