Re: HAd to say...

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Posted by Steve on September 04, 2001 at 18:04:20:

In Reply to: HAd to say... posted by Cabo on September 04, 2001 at 12:42:34:

I went to the tech list to ask about dry suit floods. I received many responses there and privately and everyone that has had floods disagrees with you. Here is a quote from some guy there they call trey. Check the archives in the tech list also. You can imagine why someone would want to know the correct answer to that question.

Buoyancy is not an issue if you are using thinsulate. I have had it happen
and the thinsulate held the argon well enough to maintain buoyancy and keep
me warm . I caught the front of my suit in my scooter prop hub , ripping the
suit, while picking up a stage bottle without stopping. I had nine hours of
deco in front of me on that one and the only consequence ( besides having to
get the suit fixed ) was skin bends on my front where the water was getting
in. The skin obviously shunted the blood away from the cold area so I was
unable to adequately decompress. Otherwise, the big issue of not getting
cold in nine hours and ( being able to maintain buoyancy ) was not a

If you want to test this the easy way, try sinking thinsulate in a swimming

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