The winter of our content.

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:03 pm

Chest zip wetsuits are the ultimate example of marketing hype over substance.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by saltman » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:04 pm

steve shearer wrote:I'm on the third season of an Oneill Gooru 2mm long sleeve springy. But it's very tired now.
2nd that
A Great suit @ $150 at sideways surf
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by jimmy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:27 pm

Yep I got one of those too. Bargain. Also picked up a 2mm LS Oneill steamer there for $170 a few weeks back.

At $170 I couldn't give a flying fcuk if I only get one year out of it.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:31 pm

my 5mm steamer (c-skins) in tassie was a back zip, and it was so stiff and clunky compared to chest zips. it leaked water all down the back zip after about 5 or so surfs too. and i'm a raging anal freak with wetsuit care. always rinse in a post surf shower, hang them on a hanger in the shade etc ...

i'm not sure the pure physics of a wetsuit and duckdiving allows any suit not to flush to some degree? do they say chest zips are immune to flushing? that's pure market bs speak/ gibberish if so ...

imo, chest zips own the whole department of wetsuit flexibility.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by --++sunstroke++-- » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:45 pm

steve shearer wrote:Chest zip wetsuits are the ultimate example of marketing hype over substance.
Agreed.

Much easier getting in & out of a back zip wetty.

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by --++sunstroke++-- » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:47 pm

steve shearer wrote:I'm on the third season of an Oneill Gooru 2mm long sleeve springy. But it's very tired now.
My Gooru 3/2 steamer just had it's first repair after about 4 seasons (lower leg seam had come apart).

Ready to go again for another couple of years 8) 8) 8)
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:53 pm

i saw an oneill 2mm superfreak with a chest zip for $280, and it's all black. i might pull the trigger.

glad we had this chat.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by cedric » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:57 pm

Braithy, Quiksilver ebay store # some bargain steamers on sale, example . 3x2 steamer bz gbs $ 89- didn't go thru the whole site of 4 pages but worth a look.
Any truth in the sideways wetsuits are made in China and of inferior rubber compared to the Thai built ones ?

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:07 pm

ah, i loathe to buy another quik suit.

dearest suit i ever had was a 6-hunge quik suit. it started to leak a month later, by the following season it was like wearing a flyscreen. it was all black with the red square logo on the chest, that model.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:42 pm

I've still got an old O'Neill springy that looks like it will last for ever......but it's pretty clunky compared to my new Billabong one. QSilver steamer is still going strong after two seasons now.
Got a couple of Bong steamers online a few years ago. One for junior and the price was so good I got one too. My one was made in China. It basically fell apart at the stitching. Came from Canada.

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by Donweather » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:35 pm

el rancho wrote:i bozzed a mates e4 rip curl chest zip the other day. comfortable and stretchy etc but I was getting flushed in the front. I thought that was the supposed advantage - no flushing?

stick to my back zip for now.
Sounds like your mate has a fatter neck than you and has stretched it!!!

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by el rancho » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:53 pm

Guess so.
I had to hold my piss for an hour and a half too

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:00 pm

steve shearer wrote:Chest zip wetsuits are the ultimate way of humiliating people.

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by Beerfan » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:21 pm

el rancho wrote:Guess so.
I had to hold my piss for an hour and a half too

Nah, you didn't did you? You're just telling everyone that coz you feel guilty surely.
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:53 pm

Harharhar Carroll .
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:11 pm

im never letting you forget it.

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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:41 pm

I forgot to tell you that when I came in from that session one of your tradie mates in the carpark said I'd ripped all over you but not to mention it because you were a bit fragile about it. :twisted:
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Re: The winter of our content.

Post by el rancho » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:17 pm

heaps of meaty swell this morning, didn't think it'd show up so early.

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