Fuzzy & Fat
Since I bought my self a new undersuit I have found out that my suit does not dump air as quick as it used to. Any tips ????
Good Idea? I will rob (borrow) a roll from work.If your new drysuit undersuit is thicker than the old one, or more "fluffY" then the air will be finding it harder to migrate around and vent out of the suit. Spacehopper knows this very well
Tip to try, if you don't resolve the issue, wrap some duct tape around your arm/shoulder (assuming that is where your dump valve is), this will stop the suit clogging up the dump valve and will give you an idea as to whether this is causing the problem or not.
For a cuff dump, I've seen a length of sleeve cut off an old wetsuit used to the same effect.Good Idea? I will rob (borrow) a roll from work.
Yeah that seems more logical, got to beat knackering a good under suit with duct tape.As with the duct tape etc, you can also use the ready made support bandages you can get for sprains / strains. These are ready made and can easily be put on and off. I use a knee one for my arm / shouder dump, I guess an ankle one would fit just right over the forearm.
Do you run the wing for buoyancy? If not, then it's what I'd recommend....keeping your suit as tight as you can comfortably manage. Clearly less air in the suit to start with means less of a need to dump the gas so quickly.
Have to say, I heard so many horror stories about the transition from cuff to shoulder (auto) dump that I was really nervous when I switched from my membrane with cuff dump to neoprene with auto dump.Had a similar problem myself.
Bought a Second hand Northern Diver Cortex from a lad in our club. I had always used cuff dumps up to then. Gave the suit a few dives and found the shoulder dump to be a [email protected] to dump from. Anyway bought and fitted a new cuff dump and tried the suit out in Kilkee last weekend. Hey presto, it was like being reunited with an old friend.
Hi David,Cheers for the reply's the Gaffa tape worked OK'ish however Me thinks I will consider Mal's suggestion, however I have my weighting just about right & I dont need lots of air in my suit to maintain buoyancy really just enough to remain comfortable so do you think I should add a little more weight & use the wing????