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Pinnacle wetsuit
OUBobcat - 8/10/2010 10:40 PM
Category: Equipment
Replies: 7

I am in the process of buying a wetsuit and I am torn between Pinnacles Elastiprene 5 vs the Cruiser 5. Is there any pros or cons to either of the two? I have heard very good things about both suits. Does anyone have any thoughts or personal opinions of the suits? Being Pinnacle, I have heard they are a little warmer than other suits. Does anyone know what temperature range these suits are suitable for?
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ReeferBen - 8/10/2010 11:52 PM
FWIW I recently got a 7mm elastropline Pinnacle suit. It’s been warm enough to the 55 range, but after 20 or so dives is showing a lot of wear in the inside. I think at 100 it’ll be falling apart. I used a henderson goldcore for around 100 dives and it looks new.
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Dusty - 8/11/2010 1:21 AM
I got a Pinnacle 5mil with marino lining. I use it in 45 degree water. I guess it depends on your tolerence level when it gets cold of what suit 2 use.
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UWnewbee - 8/11/2010 2:07 AM
From ReeferBen: FWIW I recently got a 7mm elastropline Pinnacle suit. It’s been warm enough to the 55 range, but after 20 or so dives is showing a lot of wear in the inside. I think at 100 it’ll be falling apart. I used a henderson goldcore for around 100 dives and it looks new.

 I have Henderson Gold Core, Hood,Gloves,Boots,Suit,Etc,, went to replace the gloves and hood, from my Dive shop, got them real cheap. Reason being,, Henderson dropped the Gold Core Line in lieu of the new titanium line! so if you find Any gold core your size grab it,, It’s a good line, even though they dropped it to move onward!
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sparkey - 8/11/2010 8:05 PM
i have the pinnacle elastopreane 7 mill through out...and on my check out dives in a quarry i took it to 46 ft at 39 degrees and had no problems at all i also dive dutch springs which is another quarry and at 70 ft had no problems at all ...just my opinion pinnacle makes probably the best (wetsuit)...just my opinion though...but i can atest to the warmth that ( I ) feel..and it fit’s like a glove...hope this helps
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DumpsterDiver - 8/13/2010 12:46 PM


I have the Baracudda boots and the gloves that have the merino liner in them . The Merino liner is what makes Pinnacle warmer than the other brands. I love everything I have thats Pinnacle. I have the Bioply suit and the lycra hood. Its all good stuff. I would be sure to get the Merino liner in what ever you decide. Read up on it. Its good stuff.


Hope this helps.
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Dusty - 8/13/2010 2:11 PM


Rumor has it that Zeagle bought out Pinnacle.
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SCUBASMITTY - 8/15/2010 3:34 PM
From Dusty:

Rumor has it that Zeagle bought out Pinnacle.


I HEARD THAT TOO.