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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 am
by Cranked
Hey, we're in full flight now Nick, nothing can stop us.

Fcuk those difficult to get on back zips.

I've moved on from the comparatively difficult back zipper to the even easier long john and front zip jacket combination. Going for a surf has never been easier.

Sometimes I'll put them on and take them off a few times before I surf just to enjoy the pleasures of easy entry and exit.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:56 am
by Beerfan
Wait til the pic of KS wearing a back zip comes out. They'll be back on top in no time!

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:15 am
by channels
So Beachgrit advertorial is now overtaking common sense?

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:38 am
by steve shearer
This might be the reverse case....very rare, almost unheard of in surfing; where common sense over-rides advertorial.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:44 am
by No Pants Lance
in its defence, the chest zip prompted my take up of yoga.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:48 am
by godsavethequeen
steve shearer wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:38 am
This might be the reverse case....very rare, almost unheard of in surfing; where common sense over-rides advertorial.
Sort of. Clearly the surf cos are belatedly acknowledging the purchasing power of the grey dollar and are rowing back from the technical advances that made suits warmer and more flexible in favour of designs that are easier for the middle aged to wear

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 am
by steve shearer
They are also belatedly acknowledging the purchasing power of "outdoor pursuits and activewear" (true!).......how good is that?

Soon, you'll be able to get muddy in Bong, Rip Curl or Quik kit.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:07 pm
by crabmeat thompson
Nick Carroll wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:54 am
My god. just stop it. stop it all of you. I can't stand it.
:lol:

the cracks are appearing!

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:59 pm
by Beanpole
Rustt wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 am
I've heard that back zips are going to be coming back in, not because they are better but because the manufacturers want you to have now, so they'll market them as better, you'll listen then buy them. Simple as that!
Like changing the formula for Coke then bringing back the original flavour.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:25 am
by steve shearer
oh-oh.

Looks like the hipsters have "discovered" back zips.

This is happening fast, fellas. Invest in backzips now.

It's been a long time in the making, and it's finally here! The Thalia Surf Be Grateful 3mm wetsuit is our signature retro back zip suit with limestone based neoprene throughout. It has jersey material on the inner sleeves and legs and smoothing neoprene on the chest and back. The inside of this suit has glued and fully taped seams throughout to maximize warmth. It also has our grate plush lining in the core section which is a soft hollow fiber to keep you warm and comfy."

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:38 am
by offshore1
Thalia was the Greek muse of comedy.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:47 am
by steve shearer
Godsave read this one so wrong.

Far from being the preserve of aging baby boomers like active wear and lycra, backzips are now the hippest, hottest thing tickling the genitals of yoof.

It'll probably take a few years to trickle down into far flung backwaters like Wales, but they will get there eventually.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:51 am
by godsavethequeen
This act of wanton vandalism inflicted on the unwilling many by an entitled and vocal minority clinging to a faded and frayed ideology will make Brexit look like the feeding of the five thousand. Of course, the feeble minded and the credulous will lap up the promises of jam for breakfast, lunch and supper and rush to copy the emperor's new clothes. Only when all the chest zip factory chimneys are stilled and they sit shivering in Backzit's chill wind will they realise that they have been sold a pup. Rise up, brothers, it's not too late to halt this madness

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:24 am
by steve shearer
As Barack Obama, America's greatest president, famously said in relation to the (upcoming) resurgence of the backzip: "The arc of history bends towards justice"

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 am
by Beerfan
So, I've been wearing back zips since before they were cool then.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:41 pm
by Trev
Beerfan wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 am
So, I've been wearing back zips since before they were cool then.
Me too.
The old story.
I've been wearing this so long it's back in fashion.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:27 pm
by Cranked
Are Godsave and Shearer over egging the rhetoric here, or is it just me.

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:40 pm
by Beanpole
Steve....ramping up the hyperbole?
Surely not.