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Sasquatch

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PostWed Feb 01, 17 10:30 pm    What to do with old wetsuits? Reply with quote

I've got an old one I'd like to get rid of. Can they be recycled in any way? Or am I just going to have to toss it and it will go into the landfill?
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PostWed Feb 01, 17 10:59 pm     Reply with quote

http://www.sportdiver.com/article/news/neoprene-reborn-five-ways-to-recycle-your-wetsuit

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Matt V

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PostThu Feb 02, 17 7:13 am     Reply with quote

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<- side note: warm Steel Reserve can cause....look for the red text at the left

Cut off the arms for can or bottle koozies.

Cut off the lower legs for tallboy to 24oz or 32oz koozies

Cut off the knee area for 40oz koozies

Cut off the upper leg for 1.75l or growler koozies.

I have not done a jug koozie yet, but post a pic if you tackle that!

Bit of sewing involved for the bottom on each of the above, but you ain't doin nuthin right now anyway.

Re-purposing is way better than recycling. And you still get to recycle later.

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PostThu Feb 02, 17 8:04 am     Reply with quote

I give them to river rafting guide buddy.
He fixes and lends them to clients.

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StefanSavil

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PostThu Feb 02, 17 11:42 pm     Reply with quote

Matt V wrote:
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<- side note: warm Steel Reserve can cause....look for the red text at the left

Cut off the arms for can or bottle koozies.

Cut off the lower legs for tallboy to 24oz or 32oz koozies

Cut off the knee area for 40oz koozies

Cut off the upper leg for 1.75l or growler koozies.

I have not done a jug koozie yet, but post a pic if you tackle that!

Bit of sewing involved for the bottom on each of the above, but you ain't doin nuthin right now anyway.

Re-purposing is way better than recycling. And you still get to recycle later.


Thanks, I have had the same issues. The environment is so important and it would great if we can recycle as much as possible! Now I know what to do with my old gear as well.

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wylieflyote

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PostFri Feb 03, 17 11:06 am     Reply with quote

Cut off the arm or legs and use as Foil wing protection while schlepping.
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Matt V

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PostFri Feb 03, 17 11:52 am     Reply with quote

wylieflyote wrote:
Cut off the arm or legs and use as Foil wing protection while schlepping.


Killer idea!. Definitely save a ding repair or two. My problem is that I have to hand sew all of my neoprene creations since my sewing machines just will not do neoprene without a fabric layer added in.

Anyone know how to set a sewing machine to do neoprene? I have a 1950's "Dressmaker" and we have a "Chandler" industrial machine at work.

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PostWed Feb 08, 17 11:01 am     Reply with quote

Send them to Suga Mats...
https://www.sugamats.com
https://www.sugamats.com/recycling/

I have one of their $25 Surf Mats that's perfect for clothing/wetsuit changing.
https://www.sugamats.com/buy/surfmat

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Matt V

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PostWed Feb 08, 17 5:11 pm     Reply with quote

Da Yoda wrote:
Send them to Suga Mats...
https://www.sugamats.com
https://www.sugamats.com/recycling/

I have one of their $25 Surf Mats that's perfect for clothing/wetsuit changing.
https://www.sugamats.com/buy/surfmat




Ummmmmm...... Considering the things I do in my wetsuit........ well lets just say I would be a bit put off when having naught but my yoga pants betwix me and that.

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Wind Slither

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PostThu Feb 09, 17 6:40 pm     Reply with quote

Matt V wrote:
the things I do in my wetsuit........ well lets just say I would be a bit put off when having naught but my yoga pants betwix me and that.


Ewe. Not sure which is grosser. The image of MattV in yoga pants or thinking about what he might be doing in his wetsuit.

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quenyaistar

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PostThu Feb 09, 17 9:35 pm     Reply with quote

Pissing in your wet suit is just nasty, do folks piss in there ski pants when they are snow kiting as well?
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Matt V

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PostFri Feb 10, 17 9:02 am     Reply with quote

I only pee in my ski pants when it is warm enough to be able to put a little snow inside of my shirt to melt into water and let it flush out my legs. Other wise, it is just gross.
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PostSat Feb 11, 17 6:57 am     Reply with quote

quenyaistar wrote:
Pissing in your wet suit is just nasty, do folks piss in there ski pants when they are snow kiting as well?


Never understood this. Other than knowing that Dr. Gregory House was right when he said repeatedly "Everybody Lies"

Example: KB4C, Skippers meeting, plenty of great Starbucks coffee and scwagg drinks. Then I'm going out into my wetsuit for 6 1/2 hours of kiting?

Unless you kite with a catheter.

My "solution" is post-piss I drop into the water and grab the neck seal and "gulp" gallons and gallons of flushing water a la humpbacked whales.

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PostSat Feb 11, 17 8:46 am     Reply with quote

I piss in my wetsuit all the time. Urine is sterile. Plus it makes me lighter so I can boost higher.

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Matt V

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PostSat Feb 11, 17 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

wylieflyote wrote:


My "solution" is post-piss I drop into the water and grab the neck seal and "gulp" gallons and gallons of flushing water a la humpbacked whales.


Careful! I wear Yoga pants now as a result of "neck seal gulping" that allowed a jellyfish or two to be "flushed" into my suit and past some pretty sensitive areas. Now I only let half of my pee go, just in case I need to kill some of the jelly fish sting with the other half.

I used to be a fan of Speedo's, but the yoga pants do a more complete job of covering up the scars from those jelly fish stings when I had no pee left to relieve them.

I am really hoping I did not gross out Wind Slither with the "Matt V in speedo's" image. So sorry about that.... but I bet you can get me out of your head looking at Juliette Lewis in a bikini in the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEsr_DALe9A

Hope it helps.

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quenyaistar

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PostSat Feb 11, 17 8:05 pm     Reply with quote

You guys will have to get together sometime and have a sterile piss party a whisper sweet lies to each other Razz
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PostSun Feb 12, 17 11:09 am     Reply with quote

quenyaistar wrote:
You guys will have to get together sometime and have a sterile piss party a whisper sweet lies to each other Razz


Well maybe back to back, and I get to wear my R. Kelly mask.......Wind Slither, Westside barge slayer, you guys in or out?

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