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Old 07-21-2008   #1
 
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My Skirt Keeps Falling Down!

My skirt slides down when I am play boating (when I go aerial) to the point where water pours between my skirt and the inner layer on my dry top. The skirt is not too big for me (at least I donít think so) and I have the Velcro on my dry top shell as tight as it can go around my waste. I even tighten the lowest buckles on my life jacket and water still comes in.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Should I just buy a new skirt or is there something that I can do to keep the skirt from sliding down?

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Christine

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Old 07-21-2008   #2
 
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i have the same problem and only when playboating. i just pull it up good and high to start with and re adjust. i do not anygood tips sorry just sharing the love
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Here is what I am thinking... cause i have the same problem... the combination of loops and back deck rolls seem to do it to me.

Walmart sells big patches of "industrial" strength Velcro. I am thinking about sewing the soft side into the inside of my skirt and then "seam sealing" the hook end onto the barrel of my dry top. I have thought about just doing one patch right in the middle or maybe doing it on both sides.

what do you guys think?

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Old 07-21-2008   #4
 
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I was thinking of that too! But how are you attaching it to the dry top? Because the velcro will just rip off it is not stitched or something. I know because it won't even stay in my helmet unless it is glued in.
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Sew it to the skirt and then maybe using "Seamseal" to glue it to the jacket.... or sew it to the jacket and seamseal the seam line.

just throwing it out there lets see what other people say.

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what sorta to-gnar aerial moves are you throwing? where are you going aerial?




seriously, I have talked about doing the velcro thing for a while. Let us know how it turns out.
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Old 07-21-2008   #7
 
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I've got one word for you shredders...

drydeck

Seriously, if you're thinking about buying another skirt throw down for a drydeck - I've never heard of anyone being disappointed.

Check this out:

Mountain Surf Spray Skirts - Drydecks

Don't worry I'm sure it comes in another color other than "alien bugger yellow"
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Mountain Surf!

I definitely agree, I use a rubber rand bombproof Mountain Surf skirt and it kicks ass. I have looked at their dry decks on their website and they look like the ideal way to stay dry and sealed in your boat. Unfortunately last time I checked they were having production issues and were only selling old stock with limited selection...hopefully that has changed.
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Back in Biz

John Mason - Mtn Surf's owner - was in the process of moving back to Canada and had some problems with all the new homeland security garbage and so while he was deciding to move and then physically moving there were some days that the future of the company was up in the air. Don't be fooled and buy an imitation - he's the genius behind the company and is back to producing skirts and drydecks - they're expensive but then if you use it 100 days a year for 3 years it's only a $1.50 a day -
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No smart ass comment on the title of this thread? One track minds.

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