Menu
Cart 0

TIPS FROM EMILIO

A TIP FROM EMILIO: THIS ONE APPLIES TO ALL WETSUITS

Posted by Emilio De Soto on

A TIP FROM EMILIO:  THIS ONE APPLIES TO ALL WETSUITS

It is the start of the season. Just before your first race you pull out your wetsuit. You have not worn it in months. You put it on and it just plain feels tighter than you remember it feeling. 
Did it shrink? 
Is the rubber less flexible? 
Do you need a new wetsuit? 

Read more →

Going to Kona? Doing a Race? Keep Reading for Advice from Emilio

Posted by Tracy De Soto on

Going to Kona?  Doing a Race?  Keep Reading for Advice from Emilio

Swim the distance, in the ocean, on the swim course, in your race kit...and bring some lube! Advice from someone who has swum at Dig Me Beach hundreds of times.Unless you are in Kona for more than 10 days before the race, you are probably not going to ride 112 miles or run 26 miles in one workout. It should however, not be unreasonable to swim the 2.4 mile course. After all, that is only 4224 yards. Before you swim make sure you have plenty of sunscreen on, put it on your inner thighs, arm pits and anywhere your limbs touch any...

Read more →

A TIP FROM EMILIO: Welcome to Autumn! You need this!

Posted by Emilio De Soto on

A TIP FROM EMILIO:  Welcome to Autumn!  You need this!

It is the last day of summer and you can feel fall is in the air.  A perfect piece to add to your workout gear is a lightweight vest to take the chill off as the days get shorter and the temps  start to cool.  Vests should be easy to put on and remove, and to carry too.  The De Soto Sport Windansea Vest meets all these requirements. For more information, click here  De Soto Windansea Vest

Read more →

A TIP FROM EMILIO: How to Fix a Failing Zipper

Posted by Emilio De Soto on

A TIP FROM EMILIO:  How to Fix a Failing Zipper

This diagram shows you all the parts of a zipper. Below is a De Soto Skin Cooler Top.  We sell thousands of these every year.  We use the very best zippers in the world, and this does not happen often, but it does happen to all brands of products including ours.  We have an easy fix! ZIPPER FAILURE DOES NOT MEAN THE ZIPPER IS DEFECTIVE! You can tell by this photo that the PIN was not inserted completely into the BOX before grabbing the PULL TAB and pulling up. When the PIN is not inserted completely the zipper unzips from below...

Read more →

A TIP FROM EMILIO:  SHAVE SECONDS, EVEN MINUTES, OFF YOUR RACE.

Posted by Emilio De Soto on

A TIP FROM EMILIO:  SHAVE SECONDS, EVEN MINUTES, OFF YOUR RACE.

Most triathletes spend so much time trying to shave seconds off their swim, bike, and run times, and they pay very little regard to the valuable time they can save in the transition area simply by practicing what they do.  It may sound silly, even dorky, but not nearly as silly as most people look on race day, when they don’t practice their transitions. Simulate what you will do in T1 including removal of your wetsuit, putting on your shoes and helmet, and mounting your bike to the point where you are clipped in.  Simulate T2 including dismounting your bike,...

Read more →


Liquid error: Could not find asset snippets/size-chart.liquid