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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 05:23:24 PM »
Chaeki, as far as a ling seeing food, it would have to be phenomenal vis in shallow water for a ling to see what I'm trolling with.  In 50 degree water the ling would think it was on a mushroom hunt


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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 09:43:13 PM »
You could install a pissette on the suit...  :laughing7:

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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012, 10:02:43 PM »
Hey all you do not want to scuba in your open cell free dive suit, cause it will shorten the suits life prematurely. From all the consistent pressure at those depths will compress the neoprene in the suit. 
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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2012, 11:22:23 PM »
Rob102
Find a good box to store your Xcel because you aren't going to ever think about it again once you slip on that Yazbeck.  I bought one about six months ago and I am kicking myself for not doing it sooner.

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You can pick up the Yazbeck I have for about 360.  You won't regret it.
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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2012, 11:55:09 PM »
Matt, the difference between the Yazbeck and the Xcel is that the Yaz has a lycra exterior lining, and the Xcel has nylon.  Both have titaniun scs interior finish and both are Yamamoto 39 neoprene.  I will probably scuba in the Xcel since it is more durable.

Northshore, that's one thing that bothers me.  I just bought that Xcel last year, it's just like new.  I can always let my son-in-law use it.

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Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2012, 12:00:05 PM »
Rob i always take both suits with me, usually free dive for abs, then take a few hours break and sometimes scuba , nice to change into the dry xcell for tank diving.


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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2012, 10:07:28 PM »
Now I'm bummed because I drove to Monterey and left it home. 

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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2012, 09:41:17 AM »
i know its been posted before but where did you buy at im getting one this week and would like 10% off thanks Shannon

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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2012, 11:02:52 AM »
Hey Shannon go to the sac freedive shop. Ask for Russ,Greg or Vanessa.
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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2012, 11:29:27 AM »
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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2012, 06:42:06 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2012, 07:43:05 PM »
OK, my results are in.  The freedive suit did well.  It is lighter, and fits tighter, but it is still comfortable.  It was essentially "dry" for the first hour, then I had little choice but to add a little liquid to the interior.  Unfortunately, this happened twice on a three hour dive.  Once the initial warmth of the added fluid wore off, the suit was a little colder than I expected, but it was very tolerable.  The hole for my face is very small and the mask leaked until I got it pulled out of the way.  It was watertight on the ears, so I had to let a little water into my ears to compensate for the squeeze.  It feels  much more delicate than my Xcel and lacks knee pads.  The chest loading pad is centered over the sternum and upper stomach, which seems a little low to me.  I do not like how this suit feels after peeing in it.  At least in a scuba you have the impression that the urine may have been flushed out and replaced by sea water.  In this new "dry" suit, there is no doubt what is making the suit feel so squishy.  I will certainly have a suit made with a "pissette".

Overall, it performed better than my Xcel scuba suit, but once it was wet inside, the only advantage that it had was in flexibility.

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Re: Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2012, 09:58:51 AM »
The chest loading pad is centered over the sternum and upper stomach, which seems a little low to me.

I'm picturing you loading the speargun against your throat like a zen master. 

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Yazbeck Suit
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2012, 09:12:36 PM »
Another factor to consider is that in a class, you spend an inordinate amount of time floating around on the surface.  The lack of motion chills one down quite a bit.  :)

 

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