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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:36 pm

if they made a back-zip the problem would go away.
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Post by Davros » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:37 pm

Have a new Quicksilver Performer which I nabbed for 250 usually 500. It's not as flexible or warm as the Psycho 3 and 2 I have had (they are 650 dollar wetsuits) but I just got jack of the seams splitting early. From discussions with multiple shop floor guys the Rip curl E bomb seems to be the best top of the range

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Post by Cranked » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:19 pm

saltman wrote:Needs Essential Update
LS Spring. 3 months old
Use it 3 times a week

Seams under the shoulder have come apart and letting water in. Will be interesting to see the response as there is no written warranty
A warranty is usually used to try and limit their liability, they are still liable under the Goods and Services Act, "Goods suited to the purpose for which they are sold etc."
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Post by steve shearer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:45 pm

thats it.

I think that warranty goes for a year?
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Post by philw » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:38 pm

i've had a terrible run with o neill suits. bought a psycho 1 steame last winter, seams fell apart in 2-3 weeks. shop replaced it. same thing happened again. they replaced it. winter was pretty much over by then so i put it away. started wearing it again this winter and guess what? it's fccked already.

never buying an o neill suit again.
maybe patagonia next time.

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Post by bobjs » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:20 pm

Naming a suit 'psycho' is pretty crap too.
Does O'Neill understand the meaning of that word? Not all wetsuit buyers are retarded teenagers and even they were, it is rather poor form.

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Post by Fuschia » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:21 pm

philw wrote:i've had a terrible run with o neill suits. bought a psycho 1 steame last winter, seams fell apart in 2-3 weeks. shop replaced it. same thing happened again. they replaced it. winter was pretty much over by then so i put it away. started wearing it again this winter and guess what? it's fccked already.

never buying an o neill suit again.
maybe patagonia next time.
They must have gone downhill.
I bought an O'Neil steamer in 1995 at Mona Vale.
It saw me through 14 years in Sydney, including 2 free repairs by them. Both were cuts (the first from the suck rock at DY). A couplemof years back I converted it to a spring suit and it's my back up for the not so cold days up here. Bit stiff but my arms and legs are free so it doesn't matter.
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Post by tootr » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:26 pm

I have a Patagonia 2mm LS Spring, with the fuzzy green lining. Normally they're silly expensive, but got this one on the rare as hens teeth Surfstitch 30% off sales, which rendered it good value.
Two years out of it so far, with no issues. Seems bombproof. Warm as, sacrifice a tad flexibility.
Back zip too.
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Post by batoes » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:28 pm

I've had a few patagonias over the last five years. They have gotten so much better over time, and their new ones - the yulex - amazing. Heavy to hold, but not to wear. Very flexible and super warm. Anytime i've had an issue with them, they have replaced the old suit with a new one. Can't ask for much more than that.
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Post by black duck » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:06 pm

philw wrote:i've had a terrible run with o neill suits. bought a psycho 1 steame last winter, seams fell apart in 2-3 weeks. shop replaced it. same thing happened again. they replaced it. winter was pretty much over by then so i put it away. started wearing it again this winter and guess what? it's fccked already.

never buying an o neill suit again.
maybe patagonia next time.
Think you may have been unlucky phil. Maybe it was just the psycho 1? I've had a few Oneill steamers over the years. RGB8 and psycho 3's from memory. Was my brand of choice for the last 7 years or so and never had an issue, discounting longevity beyond 2 to 3 winters, which seems to be par for the course these days. Chest zips. Went back to ripcurl recently - F bomb with the furry lining acrylic stuff that dries fast. mmmmm so good. Can get 2 surfs a day in winter from one suit and reasonably dry for the second surf after a couple of hours. Don't know if it will last but so far so good.
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Post by marauding mullet » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:01 am

Would love to try an F-Bomb but jesus $650.
Was going to get an Oneill super freak a few days ago, they were on sale at Aust$200 online from the Oneill website, but checked yesterday and they are back to normal price $350, too slow.
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Post by Beanpole » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:14 am

Second year for my Qsilver. It's really flexible. Only annoying thing is the horizontal flap at the back under the zipper. stoopid design feature.

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Post by Rustt » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:06 pm

Ended up with a psycho freak 4/3, ordered a ordered a superfreak but got a psycho for the super price, couldn't get a vissler with a back zip.

Good wettie:)

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Post by marauding mullet » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:43 pm

Legion wrote:Your can find f bombs for half that mm
Can you give me a hint Legion? I'm not much of a bargain hound.
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Post by crabmeat thompson » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:42 pm

marauding mullet wrote:
Legion wrote:Your can find f bombs for half that mm
Can you give me a hint Legion? I'm not much of a bargain hound.

Just scour surrounding clothes lines and front verandas.


That's where the real bargains are to be had.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by RickyG » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:36 am

I'm going to be buying a steamer for my 10 yo soon, and after more than a decade I need a new one too.
Haven't looked into this stuff for years.

Can anyone suggest good places to go in Sydney? Online isn't an option as I'll need to get my young bloke to try one one, and I'd prefer it too.
I think there are discount outlets around from time to time, or am I better off just going to somewhere like Long Reef Surf or maybe Wicks?
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by black duck » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:09 am

RickyG wrote:I'm going to be buying a steamer for my 10 yo soon, and after more than a decade I need a new one too.
Haven't looked into this stuff for years.

Can anyone suggest good places to go in Sydney? Online isn't an option as I'll need to get my young bloke to try one one, and I'd prefer it too.
I think there are discount outlets around from time to time, or am I better off just going to somewhere like Long Reef Surf or maybe Wicks?
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