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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 12:47 pm

O'neill makes some buff back zips but you pay $ for them.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri May 31, 2019 1:12 pm

There's a Sideways outlet in Brookvale. Top end Body Glove wetties with a sticker price of close to $700 selling for half that.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Fri May 31, 2019 1:45 pm

How do those stock freeflight channel bottoms look in the flesh ?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by channels » Fri May 31, 2019 2:02 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
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How do those stock freeflight channel bottoms look in the flesh ?
The Col Smith ones are deadly, https://sideways.com.au/free-flight-col ... ingle-fin/ .

The channels are so deep and go so far up to the middle of the board, if you had a walled up wave, I reckon you would hit warp speed in about one second. Pity anyone who got in your way because stopping or turning might be a challenge.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri May 31, 2019 2:11 pm

sooooo much fun today! Messing round on a 6'9" Banksy, that yellow-gold one. I fcuked the quads off and made it a thruster, so much better.

6'9" is a muscle board, you can really bang it into things.

Finished the session off on a 6'0" MC reverse vee round pin, mental. Big Simon was on the beach and actually offered me a compliment. I haven't heard big Sime proffer a compliment since maybe 1977.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by ajohnsen » Fri May 31, 2019 2:15 pm

What, did he like your outfit?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri May 31, 2019 3:07 pm

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wow, just had a look at wetsuit prices.

600-700 for a rip curl steamer.

Insane, anyone paying that?
Great suit for a season before they fall apart.

Just got myself an Xcel 2mm comp steamer for $230. Got a real nice internal lining. So far feels warm, light and flexible.

Check out Hyperide in NZ Steve.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm

thanks Loof, probs just get a Need 3/2 back-zip for 200
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Fri May 31, 2019 3:46 pm

Worth a look at the site loof suggested, Steve. They've got an O'Neill reactor 3/2 for $117.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Drailed » Fri May 31, 2019 3:57 pm

The Xcel I have shits on Need.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 4:23 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Worth a look at the site loof suggested, Steve. They've got an O'Neill reactor 3/2 for $117.
Saw that: flat lock seams are useless though. It's barely worth a 50 spot.

Couldn't see a decent wetty on there for under 300
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 4:33 pm

Drailed wrote:
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The Xcel I have shits on Need.
In what way Loof, looks pretty lightweight.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri May 31, 2019 4:38 pm

I’ve been impressed so far with my vissla 7 seas 4/3. Very flexible and comfortably warm enough for the 12 degrees it is at the moment. I’m a bit suss on the My suit is so warm I don’t need boots/gloves [delete as applicable] school of thought but here I am booties off way earlier than I normally would and absolutely fine. We’ll see about longevity but it’s a big thumbs up so far

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by alakaboo » Fri May 31, 2019 4:40 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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Fri May 31, 2019 3:46 pm
Worth a look at the site loof suggested, Steve. They've got an O'Neill reactor 3/2 for $117.
Saw that: flat lock seams are useless though. It's barely worth a 50 spot.

Couldn't see a decent wetty on there for under 300
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 4:45 pm

Thanks Boo, looks good.

I only need a steamer for dawn patrols, where air temp is close to zero and water temp is 19-21.

it'a just wind chill, so you need sealed seams.

By 10am you can be surfing in boardies on a nice day.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by tootr » Fri May 31, 2019 4:47 pm

Yep. Wind chill must have been around 1 here today at 6am.
Water is still good for a swim once the suns up.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 31, 2019 4:52 pm

Today was a classic example.

Quite often below zero with wind chill during July/Aug.

Wetsuit has to be sealed.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri May 31, 2019 4:55 pm

Disagree. Well, I agree with the general point about overlock/flatlock suits but surely you need proper seams for cold water not cold air

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