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klowy
August 22nd, 2004, 11:21 PM
Just curious to know if anyone has raced in open water with a fastskin suit. If so, did they notice any difference (were you faster)?

I've never seen any information on how it helps in the open water.

Kenn

beireland
August 23rd, 2004, 06:26 PM
I have worn speed suits in open water but not fastskin--I have been told that the hydrophobic qualities of fastskin is lost after about 15 or at most 20 minutes. I don't know if that is true but its worth looking into. I do know people who wear fastskin and think it helps.

One concern has to be chafing--places which are not a problem in fresh water or pool water can become a giant gaping sore after rubbing for 3 miles in salt water.