Xcel 5mm Infiniti X-zip Review – Sid’s Surf Shack

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Today we are going to be reviewing another XCEL Winter Wetsuit, this time their highly acclaimed XCEL 5mm Infiniti X-Zip Wetsuit. As we know, for the past few years XCEL have been producing award winning wetsuits and their 5mm X-Zip is another alternative to the top of the range XCEL 5mm Infiniti Drylock Wetsuit.

Below is a list of the specs to the new seasons suit:
* BAMBOO LINING, four way stretch and superior heat insulation. * 100% Ultra-stretch, ultra-soft * X Zip 2 system: short horizontal front zipper on outer flap, seal with pull cord barrel lock, ultra-stretch inner step in yoke * Durable, water repellent QuikDry SUPERLITE Neoprene * Ultra-stretch side neck panels * THERMOBARRIER Ultra-stretch texture skin upper front, back chest * THERMOBARRIER Ultra-stretch lower body * Ultra-stretch FUSION SEAMS throughout suit * Ultra-stretch PRESSURE BONDED taped seams in lower body * No hooks or loops to damage Neoprene * Double-glued and blindstitched zipper flaps, glued zipper, key pocket * Reinforced outer edge of inner neck * Double glued seams, no sewing on inside of lower body * Durable, contoured DuraFlex knee panels * Pre-bent arms, knees * Safety snap for zipper * FUSION SEAL at the Ankle and wrist

XCEL have introduced loads of great new features, mainly in the construction of the suit to help your stay warmer, and in the water longer. The suit is Bamboo Lined, which has been recycled out of Bamboo materials to provide a better heat insulation throughout the body. We’ve had this suit on for a few weeks trialing it and we were to hot and thats on a 2 hour session!

The suit itself is so flexible that you dont even realise that you’ve got a 5mm on. The quick dry superlite neoprene repels the water from the suit allowing it to dry quicker and then ready for your next sesh! The back and chest have the familiar Thermobarrier system making sure that you stay warm where it matters.

We find the suit a perfect fit based on the XCEL Size Charts available and most importantly a superb seal around the neck, wrists, and ankle’s. Water is going to find it extremely difficult to get in any of these critical areas.

If your looking at a mid-range affordable suit this winter then you have to try the XCEL 5mm Infiniti X-Zip Wetsuit. The suit has been reduced and now retails at ?194.99 and is shipped the same day free of charge from our Surf Shop.

Click on these links for a full range of XCEL Wetsuits and XCEL Boots, Gloves and Hoods to get you through the winter.

Discovering Mount Kilimanjaro

The volcano known as Mount Kilimanjaro is on the border between Tanzania and Kenya, south of the equator. This volcano has three summits considered of rather recent origin and they are; Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi. Shira and Mawenzi have had considerable erosion and have only three peaks remaining. While Kibo, the youngest, has no erosion and remains as a perfect cone.

East Africa is considered the cradle of civilization but it is thought that it would have been unlikely for early man to have tried to negotiate the steep sides of Mount Kilimanjaro. The Wachagga a tribe that lives at the foot of the volcano have been there an estimated 300 years. They enjoy the rich fertile volcanic soil. The Wachagga have legends about the volcano. One such legend that seems to be around a recent activity states that Mawenzi wanted fire for his pipe from his little brother Kibo. Another of their legends refers to evil spirits and demons that are guarding a large treasure and they live on the volcano. Many early traders have mentioned a giant mountain but have not attempted to venture there.

The highest point of this mountain was reached by Dr. Hans Meyer of Germany who reached the summit on October 5th 1889. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and many tourists come to walk to its summit. It is said that one thousand people reached the summit on January 1,2000, to view the sun rise of the new millennium. Will you see the sunrise on the summit?

Rally Driving – Simple Things You Ought To Know

Uphill and downhill drifts, heel and toe down shift, smooth acceleration, handbrake turns, and cadence braking are simply one of the important techniques in terms of driving. However, such techniques got nothing to do when you are doing the highway driving that you do all these times. This is not all about giving you a pass about driving at a very constant speed, yet this article will surely tell you something very unusual about driving rather than doing some rally driving.

We, if you are looking out for the thrilling side of driving, then getting into the world of rally driving is something that could give you one. It is something that a car racing enthusiasts is crazy about. It doesn’t only leave them with exhilarating experience, yet it is also a part of your treasured memories. Whenever you feel like driving a sports car, then stop dreaming about it and make it a reality. You could choose for rally driving vouchers and simply try your hands upon different driving techniques in order to conquer your fears.

The days are already gone in which rally driving is only limited for the skilled racers to be the professional sport. Now, it is mainly your turn to try an adventure ride at one of your favorite sports car, it can be Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ferrari or even the Audi R8. Professional instructions that are hosting the driving session for you would surely make efforts to make your experience, one of a kind and totally memorable. They are actually the ones who make schedules for your training and give you only proficient service and help you to become better in terms of your driving skills. You won’t only be getting opportunities to learn about throttle control, power slides, braking, handbrake turns and smooth acceleration, but you will also be pushing your focus into a higher level.

On the other hand, do you have any idea about the smooth acceleration for rally driving? Well, this could be a new term for you or you might also be eager to know more about it. Whenever you accelerate from standing start and simply balance your car throughout the wheel spin, it is called as acceleration. However, smooth acceleration is when you apply the maximum torque for the tires and balance the traction against the torque by keeping it on the uppermost level. The only thing is that, it is not always possible, but for you to achieve it, the racers actually try to have some high revs along with the maintaining balance using the clutch.

If you’ve been a regular highway driver, you might not be familiar with drifts. Nonetheless, if you have been a freak of V8 supercar, there is a greater chance for you to know about the angles of drifting. Upon the slopes of the road, the angles will surely change. Apart from these, the angles also change when the rear or the front wheels push or pull down the car. This is what rally driving is all about.