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Hey, thanks for the idea. While I am a SCUBA diver (I usually use my old "shorty" from my water-skiing days, when diving), I had not seen those. But in black, I kinda wish they made white or yellow. Still it's something to consider. Often I will wear one of my long sleeve tennis shirts (they dry quickly).
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Hey, thanks for the idea. While I am a SCUBA diver (I usually use my old "shorty" from my water-skiing days, when diving), I had not seen those. But in black, I kinda wish they made white or yellow. Still it's something to consider. Often I will wear one of my long sleeve tennis shirts (they dry quickly).
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I'm a SCUBA diver as well. I had the skin suit for diving in the Keys or when I'm in warm water. The suit completely stopped the sunburn I'd get while snorkeling so it seemed like it was worth a try while riding the ski. It is a bit of a negative that the suit only comes in black with colored accents but it really doesn't make me feel that hot.
I got the black with yellow stripes and not only does it match my pineapple ski but my buddy says it's my "reverse Kill Bill outfit". The suit is the exact reverse color scheme that "The Bride" wore in Kill Bill . . .hehe

The lycra/spandex suit breathes really well. I've found that if I jump in the water real quick to get the suit wet then it actually has a great cooling effect while I'm running.
As an added bonus, the suit helps tremendously with keeping jellyfish & sea nettles off of me.

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Yes, I'm going to look into one of those suits. I clicked on their web site but I don't know what to do about size. 2X-Large is for 6'1" and 220lbs? I weigh a lot less than 220. Maybe a local shop has these things. Great movie by the way. And I have a pineapple Spark as well.

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So, I was out there this morning putting in my 10th engine hour. I went back to the dock and yup, the guy with the huge boat has no idea of the concept of "no wake zone." They will sell a boat to anyone! Anyway, I thought of what I wrote here. Maybe reverse is helpful when your boat only weighs 400 lbs (I hadn't thought of this scenario)? Needless to say, I was fine at the dock, my defensive nature kicked in and saved me.

So maybe I'll install the manual reverse kit (I'm technically competent), and I've seen the YouTube videos. The folks that sold me my ski, will sell me the kit for about $250. Time to get the drill out.

Oh and then there was the guy with the plus 40' monster boat (and 5 useless passengers) about to back down into the water without seeing my already tied up ski. But that's another story...
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Yes, I'm going to look into one of those suits. I clicked on their web site but I don't know what to do about size. 2X-Large is for 6'1" and 220lbs? I weigh a lot less than 220. Maybe a local shop has these things. Great movie by the way. And I have a pineapple Spark as well.
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I'm 5'11", 185lbs and I found that the XL fit just right. I initially ordered a large and it was just too small to get over my shoulders. I'd say you probably need a 2XL. Exchanging the too small suit for a larger size was very easy.
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My wife is on medication that makes her burn in the sun very easily. spf 50 doesnt cut it. I got her a skin suit with gloves and just installed a chill shade to cover her head . Hopefully she will be able to go back out in the water. It was an easy install and they it was 49 bucks on amazon. Im thinking of buying one for myself for when we chill on the water.
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OK these things rock .Im getting one for me for when we go on a river cruise later in the season.
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