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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:28 pm

They have the seamstress down there doing repairs on their hiking gear.

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Post by Rustt » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:23 am

Before it even leaves the shop?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:16 am

Beerfan wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Looked at some Patagonia wet ties today in the city. Wow, they are expensive.
Yeah, but it's made from mystical wetsuit sheep raised on 100% Stoke enriched organically grown grass grown high on a Peruvian mountain.


And apparently work pretty good too
I have a Patagonia wetsuit sheep, it's a 4/3 and it is very warm, stiff but weirdly comfortable. It holds you as if you were its little baby lamb. Not super hard to paddle but definitely tougher than a 3/2. It's a large yet has to work hard to fit my upper body which seems a little odd sizing-wise. Really strongly made though, anti-fragile like an XCel suit.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by tootr » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:28 am

I've a Patagonia LS spring, bought on one of Surfstitchs rare as hens teeth 30% off things-actually-used-for-surfing-sales.
Doubt I'd buy one at full frieght RRP.
Second the motion they are a little less flexy, a lot warmer, and built to last.
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Post by Beerfan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:45 am

Sounds like they're worth the $$$.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 am

I've got one on order. I'm a large short and Patagonia completely sold out of their yulex R1 (3/2) suits this winter in a few sizes.

I'll let you know what I think after a few surfs. I've been in ONeill steamers since I started surfing in 2008, this is the first time I've given another brand of steamer a go. Fingers crossed.
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Post by aaarating » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:42 am

Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:16 am
I have a Patagonia wetsuit sheep, It's a large yet has to work hard to fit my upper body......
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So you're a Kiwi bro?

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Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 pm

JET01 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 am
I've got one on order. I'm a large short and Patagonia completely sold out of their yulex R1 (3/2) suits this winter in a few sizes.

I'll let you know what I think after a few surfs. I've been in ONeill steamers since I started surfing in 2008, this is the first time I've given another brand of steamer a go. Fingers crossed.
You started surfing in 2008? fcuken hell. You have only ever worn good wetsuits then.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Kunji » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:16 am
Beerfan wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:52 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm
Looked at some Patagonia wet ties today in the city. Wow, they are expensive.
Yeah, but it's made from mystical wetsuit sheep raised on 100% Stoke enriched organically grown grass grown high on a Peruvian mountain.


And apparently work pretty good too
I have a Patagonia wetsuit sheep, it's a 4/3 and it is very warm, stiff but weirdly comfortable. It holds you as if you were its little baby lamb. Not super hard to paddle but definitely tougher than a 3/2. It's a large yet has to work hard to fit my upper body which seems a little odd sizing-wise. Really strongly made though, anti-fragile like an XCel suit.
You dont wear the 4/3 around sydney do you mate?
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Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:51 pm

I wore a 4/3 up here in Ballina Kunj.......in your face.
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Post by steve shearer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:52 pm

It's got a wooly liner and I needed assistance to get it off.

It's a M but it struggles to deal with my classical middleweight upper body.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:20 pm

Assistance. Lol.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Kunji » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:26 pm

steve shearer wrote:
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I wore a 4/3 up here in Ballina Kunj.......in your face.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Nick Carroll » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:09 pm

Kunji wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 pm
You dont wear the 4/3 around sydney do you mate?
god no.

I did test the Sheep one day before going to J-Bay but just cooked myself.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Nick Carroll wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 pm
JET01 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 am
I've got one on order. I'm a large short and Patagonia completely sold out of their yulex R1 (3/2) suits this winter in a few sizes.

I'll let you know what I think after a few surfs. I've been in ONeill steamers since I started surfing in 2008, this is the first time I've given another brand of steamer a go. Fingers crossed.
You started surfing in 2008? fcuken hell. You have only ever worn good wetsuits then.
Used to ride a boogie year round in high school from 13-18yrs.

Best we could afford were the $99 adrenalin 3/2 back zip steamers. They chaffed everywhere back in the day. Then due a lot of poor financial choices in the beginning of my navy days, i would only ever get bottom of the range quicksilver steamers.

I bought my first ONeill mutant second hand from a guy on the gumtree, tried it on in a side street in Potts point as all good kooks did back in the day. Fit like a glove and was crazy warm compared to the old back zip.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Davros » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:46 pm

I had a blue and gold O'Neill in 1983. Go Parra. Think it was the Neck Chaffer 2000 model.

Am noticing a lot more Patagonias around. Saying that you could wear a 2 ml springy in Sydney today.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Or a 4/3 with hood if you're shearer.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:56 pm

Davros wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:46 pm
I had a blue and gold O'Neill in 1983. Go Parra. Think it was the Neck Chaffer 2000 model.

Am noticing a lot more Patagonias around. Saying that you could wear a 2 ml springy in Sydney today.
Last week I'd have agreed. I almost dusted off the 2x2 back zip it was that warm.

I really noticed the holes in my wetty today. I reckon it's dropped a degree or two since last week, won't be long before it bottoms out leading into spring.
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