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Is This Rip Curl’s Best Wetsuit Ever?
Let’s unpack the technical benefits of the new Flashbomb Fusion Wetsuit. How does it keep you warm and surfing for longer? With the breakthrough innovation of 96% stitch-free seams that don’t leak, plus E7 Flash Lining and tape for quick drying comfort and ultimate warmth, this could be the best wetsuit we’ve ever made.
How The Flashbomb Fusion Helps You Surf Longer
Surfers have been searching for ways to stay warm in the water for decades. Fires on the beach to toast up between waves. Old-school woolen football jerseys surfed in. Early neoprene vests that felt like straight jackets. We’ve come a long way since then, with wetsuit technology improving leaps and bounds. No matter how good it’s gotten though, there was always one nagging issue: even the warmest wetsuit can have seam leaks. There’s not much worse than getting a dribble of icy water onto your tricky bits when sitting snug in the lineup.
Enter The Flashbomb Fusion: technology that produces wetsuit seams that don’t leak. This breakthrough innovation - the most technically advanced seam construction we have ever created - uses a unique bonding technique without stitching to create a lasting seal with plenty of flex. Here’s how:
E7 Flash Lining Tape
The Flash Lining material bonded to the tape keeps things warmer and more comfortable while staying super stretchy as well. This is the quickest drying internal tape Rip Curl have created, so you won’t have cold wet seams when you want to get back out there for a second surf on a day when it’s pumping. A superior solution to liquid tape. The best of all worlds.
A Stitch-Free Wetsuit
Fusion Technology gets rid of stitching altogether, to create a seal that lasts better than anything else! The result, the warmest wetsuits that let you surf longer. No stitch. No leaks. No worries.
100% E7 Flash Lining
Rip Curl’s E7 Flash lining is the Ultimate material for the warmest, stretchiest wetsuits known to man. The Flashbomb Fusion’s interior is fully lined with this material. Dries in a flash! Rip Curl’s E7 Flash lining is the Ultimate material for the warmest, stretchiest wetsuits known to man. The Flashbomb Fusion’s interior is fully lined with this material.
Combine this all together and you have 50 years of wetsuit technology fused into the ultimate wetsuit. A warm, stretchy wetsuit that lets you surf longer. The warmest wetsuit that doesn’t leak. The wetsuit that blows all the others out of the icy water.