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    I got Kubis!

    Ok so my new otter suit has Kubis, cant wait to try it out.

    I put the suit on tonight and noticed the kubi ring was quite far forward on my wrist. I wear a wrist computer, im concerned about the ring covering the computer and having to move it out of the way each time I want to check my data

    Is this an issue? I havent dived with it yet so is there anyone else who has kubis and a watch style computer ?

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    Did you have an undersuit on as well? Sometimes the bulk of the undersuit pulls the arm up away from the wrist a bit.

    With mine, I find the rings are quite down towards the hands, but once in the water, they position themselves where they should be.
    I don't know about the wrist watch style computer - mine are on my forearm.
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    I suspect the wrist computer will cause you a PITA but only one way to find out... just try it on.

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    Do you know to add a 'straw' (bit of string) under the wrist seal into the glove to let it equalise?

    If not, make sure that you can remove the string (i.e. don't attach it to your undersuit) when the glove splits as you don't want the water going up your arm.

    Undergloves: I like the thin neoprene 4th Element Glove Liners. Work when the glove leaks.

    Replacement gloves: the black (and white) gloves are Marigold G17K which are a couple of quid a pack online. ALWAYS have spares with you. Takes a couple of mins to change when you find a new split as you're donning the gloves.

    Donning: I lick the red ring (actually I dribble on it) to lightly lubricate it before I put the glove on (which I tend to do after I've donned my kit).

    And don't put the gloves down in a puddle. Especially with the glove liners inside.

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    I use showa 660's on mine, a lot tougher than the G17Ks.

    Some people stitch the string to their under glove, so you don't lose it.

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    Thanks for the advice guys, fortunately in work we use lovely blue industrial marigolds, free but ugly!

    Will give it a whirl this weekend and see how it goes

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    I used to put a strip of PVC ring main insulation into my seals but I've found that with my sinewy wrists, I just need to make a fist to equalise the pressure in my gloves!

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    I use the si tech removalable rings during the cold season. I have to say to have those rings on all the time is bloody horrible. Especially trying to grab lobsters


 

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