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Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:57 am
by The Mighty Sunbird
I have a 1ml long sleeve top. 30 bucks, soft and comfy

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 am
by Fuschia
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:I have a 1ml long sleeve top. 30 bucks, soft and comfy
Yep. Me too. Think it was actually $28.99

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:48 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Pensioner pricing

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:34 pm
by Fuschia
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:Pensioner pricing
Catalogue. :-)(

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:20 pm
by ctd
My kids all have them as well. Not as stretchy as the higher cost suits but they only fit them for a few days before they grow. And they are kids so they can suck it up, I never had a wetsuit as a kid, I just turned blue

I have a short arm/sleeve one but its a bit big round the waist for my height. Designed for Aldi customers not inner city hipsters. But good enough for summer/autumn

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:06 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
My parents were the biggest scabs on the planet.
I had to wear a spring suit year round

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:46 pm
by Fuschia
The Mighty Sunbird wrote:My parents were the biggest scabs on the planet.
I had to wear a spring suit year round
Just a school footy jersey back in my day. :-)(

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:23 pm
by alakaboo
Must've been tough Trev, given the water temperature gets down to at least 19 on the gold coast.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:06 pm
by Fuschia
alakaboo wrote:Must've been tough Trev, given the water temperature gets down to at least 19 on the gold coast.
You know better than that boo.
It's the wind chill that does the damage.
In the water is fine.
Besides, why then do so many guys wear full rubber these days.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:07 pm
by Fuschia
I spent my first winter in Sydney surfing in a spring suit.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:10 pm
by The Mighty Sunbird
Realsurfers who are almost as hard as me:

1. Trev

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:12 pm
by Beanpole
Trev wrote:
alakaboo wrote:Must've been tough Trev, given the water temperature gets down to at least 19 on the gold coast.
You know better than that boo.
It's the wind chill that does the damage.
In the water is fine.
Besides, why then do so many guys wear full rubber these days.
I have asked the same thing many times, Trev.
I only ever had a sleeveless vest until I moved to Newie....Spring Suit then. Actually can't remember the first steamer I bought.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:26 pm
by Over55yrs
First wetsuit was a cut down dive suit (so turned into a spring suit) with a whopping big front zipper............I had no idea what I was buying (second hand classifieds in the Sunday paper).

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:20 am
by offshore1
Yep I used thick stiff dive wetsuits in the days of yore.
The chafe in my armpits made the tortures of ISIS look like gentle pats on the bum.
Water flushed through like a California dam spillway .

Kids today are soft I tells ya, with their buttery wetties, fancy legropes, sunscreen and stretchy boardshorts.
We had to burn off skin cancer lesions with a magnifying glass.
They don't know how good they've got it with their webcams, surf reports and suncure resin.
We had to sew leather patches on our dings and coat em with pine tar, pitch and turpentine.
Soft!

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:03 am
by Beanpole
Yep....had to scrape the tar off the road too. Actually we used to do that to patch up our tin canoes when I was living in the country. We would wait for the council to repair a pot hole and go and dig out the tar. Heat it in a can. Council must have loved us.

My first spring suit was an American Divers Brand one....they had advertised in surfing mags and they were sold in surf shops. Purple and the full starfish flexibility factor.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:12 am
by BA
Over55yrs wrote:First wetsuit was a cut down dive suit (so turned into a spring suit) with a whopping big front zipper............I had no idea what I was buying (second hand classifieds in the Sunday paper).
Same. Front zip dive suit. But it was in Vicco, so I would have worn one of those diving bell suits to keep warm in winter.

Re: wetsuit

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:54 am
by buddy
I used an Aldi springy for a while. Goes alright. Sizes are way off though, if you're a medium you will need a small and then start doing lots of heavy squats because the thighs are way too big, even on the small.

Steve, just convert to short arm steamers already. It's a sign.