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Q&A How to get out of thicker wetsuits efficiently and quickly?

I've always had a problem getting out of thicker wetsuits (4/3 mm and above, chestzip with/without hoodies). I would like advice from anyone who has tips getting out of these types of thick wetsuit...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by qxzsilver‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Earliest in the year one could deep water solo in Majorca?

I'm planning to go deep water soloing in Majorca as soon as weather conditions will allow it, I don't mind cold water as long as it's reasonably warm outside (~20°C). Since I'll probably be travel...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Alberto Zaccagni‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What degree and/or type of athleticism is required in no-limits free diving?

This question is prompted by reading The Dive by Pipin Ferreras. It is a story of a world-class competitive free diver, in the subclass of free diving called No Limits. According to the second li...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to consider when buying fins for recreational snorkeling?

I've been on a few beach vacations in the last few years and have discovered that I really enjoy snorkeling. I have at least three trips in the next year where I will probably go snorkeling (a few ...

4 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Laura‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kitesurfing optimal conditions

What are the optimal wind speed, direction, and surf conditions for Kitesurfing? Please provide a description for various ability levels.

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does windsurfing experience help me to learn kitesurfing?

I have some experience in windsurfing, meaning that I can perform the basic moves and handle the board and sail under normal to slightly difficult conditions. I have always been interested in Kites...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which buoys and markers should I look out for when kayaking (or other water-recreational sports)?

I live near the ocean (South Shore MA) and am new to kayaking. So far, I've paddled in streams and rivers that connect to that ocean. My last kayaking adventure involved me being oblivious to boate...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by VitaminYes‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How does one choose the right standup paddle board size?

I've had a couple of opportunities to go standup paddle boarding (SUP'ing) which is pretty fun. Every time I've used one so far, I've rented it form a place where somebody pointed and said, "OK...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by nhinkle‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How dangerous is swimming fully dressed in cotton/denim clothes?

There is a recent question What material is a good alternative to neoprene? one of the comments to an answer says: whole suit filled up with water I might be taking it out of context, but as...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How should latex socks be fitted to a drysuit?

I've picked up a surplus used aircrew Beaufort Mk 10 Immersion Suit (for aviation use, but I think there's more likely knowledge among watersports enthusiasts). It needs latex socks adding to the b...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Mat‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I get long but light bottoms for water?

I need clothing for kayaking in the summer. I already have the "heavyweight" equipment - thick neoprene longjohn and a whitewater cag. But for places where I need less protection from cold and inju...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by rumtscho‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Learning to Surf in Goa - Your advice

I am travelling to Goa in March and I am mostly crazy about water. Elementally, closest to it. Started swimming an year back and still a very naive swimmer but mostly comfortable with it. I want t...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Simran kaur‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I adjust a neoprene wrist/neck seal on a drysuit, by cutting and joining?

I'm tall but rather small-boned, and my XL drysuit has always been marginal on the wrist and neck seals, which are neoprene with a smooth lining, rather than the more common latex. This is much mo...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Chris H‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What material is a good alternative to neoprene?

What material – such as polyester, polypropylene or wool – or combination thereof, both works to keep you warm when wet and dries quickly, as an alternative to neoprene? I'm looking for something c...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Martin F‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a 'Whitecap' and why should I be concerned about boating in them?

I heard someone talking about whitecaps and how they could be dangerous for boating but I am not sure I understand, what they were talking about. What are whitecaps and why should I be concerned a...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are coasteering routes graded, or does one have to rely on a qualitative description of the difficulties of a route?

What, you may ask, is coasteering? Does saying it is similar to kloofing help? Thought not. Many sites describe coasteering; here is a brief description exerpted from outsideonline.com, What Is C...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to dry paddling gloves

I currently use MEC Humboldt paddling gloves for cycling in warm/cool - windy/wet weather as they offer better protection than my thin runnning gloves and are not as hot as my winter gloves. My is...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by AM_Hawk‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is nyloprene less smelly than neoprene?

Because I had a major issue with reeky water shoes, I am considering getting different water shoes. I came across some that are nyloprene instead of neoprene. They are not as warm, but in a lot of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Kate Gregory‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A De-stinking my water shoes

I have a pair of water shoes with a thick rubber sole and a neoprene upper. They provide good protection from coral cuts, stonefish etc. In the past I've used these in the Ontario wilderness (f...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kate Gregory‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Crew requirements for sailing a ketch

When sailing a traditional twin mast ketch, what are the recommended crew requirements? Let's assume the following for simplicity: Captain has 6-pack maritime license. Captain and passengers t...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make a fin selection for various surfing conditions

There are many surfing fin designs available for modern surf boards. What are the criteria for selecting: Tri-fin Bi-fin Mono-fin No fins And why would I want to have larger or smaller surfing ...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Dangeranger‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kayaks vs canadians (canoes) from a beginner's perspective

As far as I know canoeing is the generic term which contains e.g. canadians and kayaks. What do I have to look for as an absolute water sports beginner in terms of: costs knowledge (eskimo roll a...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where are some places for people who can't stand up to learn water skiing?

I'm part of a group of disabled people who'd like to learn, or at least experience, water skiing. Our disabilities vary, but none of us are able to support our legs enough to stand on water skis wi...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sue Saddest Farewell TGO GL‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Commuting by canoe

I live at a lake with my company in sight just 2 km (~1.2 miles) away. To get to work I have to cross the city, which is not only expensive in terms of money, it also costs a lot of nerves. That's ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Jeredepp‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Royalex vs Royalite

According to esquif, Royalite is a multi-laminate similar to Royalex but distinguished by its lightness. [...] The result is a weight reduction of 15% with a minimum loss of material streng...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Shawn‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kayaking/canoeing in Korea

Are there any good places to rent kayaks/canoes in Korea? Last time I rented canoes here, there was a group of 30 people and a guy in a motor boat driving around telling people how to paddle. Aft...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Alex K‭

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Q&A Dangers of currents for windsurfers

Can sea currents be dangerous for surfers? How common would this be? Should I ask locals about currents before surfing at a new spot?

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Paul Paulsen‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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