Yesterday morning I learned a very important lesson the hard way. Certainly not the hardest way but ...
I busted out the drysuit this past weekend. Lake temp dipped below 60 but more importantly the air was mid to high 40s in the morning in N.H. I actually prefer the bag style suit. I find the freedom of movement better than even a regular 3/2 wetsuit. Nice comfy athletic wear underneath. My only issue has always been the neck. It feels like trying to give birth pulling your head through and then I feel like my eyes are popping out of my head for the first minute or so until I get used to it. So I decided to pull the neck on before I put my binding on this time. Give myself more time to acclimate before skiing.
Strapped on my gloves. Got the binding on. Locked into the ski. Grabbed the handle. Took a breath or two. Checked with my driver. Yup he’s good. He turns around. I step off the platform. Wait what’s that look in his eyes? What’s he about to say?
Wait? Somethings not right.
Woah that feels cold
Crap crap zipper! Crap crap crap
Legs filling ... sinking ... wow this sucks!
Luckily I was still arms reach to the platform and dragged my soggy ass back into the boat.
Well let me tell you that made for a pretty damn cold and crappy set.
Always zip your drysuit back immediately after putting head through the neck!