24-7 Boardsports wrote:
Just out of interest, have any of the kiters currently using double lined suits like the Psycho, Crossfire etc tried a good single lined suit? The rubber finish on the exterior of the suits stops water soaking in & then evaporating in the wind - taking your body heat with it. Its much warmer when you're on & not actually in the water
Agree they're warm....but I am clumsy. I managed to shred my last single lined suit in record time on shells, sharp stones, a coat hanger, I think I even put my fingernail through a bit of it. I decided that for me the trade off between warmth and durability was worth the compromise in warmth and have stuck with double lined suits since.
besides - if you're a boardshorts and/or club rash vest wearer (I'm not) you lose much of that single skin warmth advantage too.
Actually, As a geeky question - in winter when the air is cold and damp I would have thought there is little or no evaporation to cause evaporative cooling? if that's the case, we're just talking about wind chill and as all wetsuits are windproof a smooth skin wouldn't have an advantage?
I'm no physicist (not even sure I can spell it) but am interested in the answer if someone knows it science style