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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 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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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Legion wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Or a 4/3 with hood if you're shearer.
It's cold up here.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 pm

Lol
marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Rustt » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am

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.
Makes sense they wouldn't fit you properly, size wise I would think they are made with vegans in mind .

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:40 pm

Rustt wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 am
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.
Makes sense they wouldn't fit you properly, size wise I would think they are made with vegans in mind .
Yep, I'm a medium in most brands. LS in a Patagonia
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:20 pm

Brand?
Erase.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:36 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:28 pm
West
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 pm

saltman wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:16 pm
First time for me wearing a long sleeved top with 1 mm neoprene front and back panels in indo
The rest of the top is some thick Lycra type thing

Loving it - no rash. No sunburn no sunscreen. Warm in the wind. And cool in the sun because of the retained water
May I introduce the long sleeved rash vest. :B

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:34 am

You gotta ease in to surfing without a wetty top each summer. Toughen up the trunk.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by brendo » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:25 pm

buddy wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:34 am
You gotta ease in to surfing without a wetty top each summer. Toughen up the trunk.
im back to the 90s. gone the full deck grip, so its rashie in summer or guts torn to pieces lol
the upside is forced sun protection. got a dakine long sleeve top. 1.5mm back and chest neoprene,
lycra over top of shoulders and arms. offer some protection against tiger paws on the back in the
south pac this summer as well

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:32 pm

Might look into those tops. Don't need rubber on your arms in summer here.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:54 pm

Hey guys,

Been a bit unlucky getting my hands on a Patagonia suit this winter.
Had look at the Needs essentials site but they are out of stock until the 17th Oct.

Looking at getting a $250 suit to get me through the winter. I wear a medium in ONeill or rip curl. 5'10/177cm and 80kg.

Any suggestions on the best value suit sub $250?
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 pm

Maybe try arzen or derevko?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Cyclone » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 pm

JET01 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Hey guys,

Been a bit unlucky getting my hands on a Patagonia suit this winter.
Had look at the Needs essentials site but they are out of stock until the 17th Oct.

Looking at getting a $250 suit to get me through the winter.
Winter's over. :-o
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Trev wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:20 pm
JET01 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Hey guys,

Been a bit unlucky getting my hands on a Patagonia suit this winter.
Had look at the Needs essentials site but they are out of stock until the 17th Oct.

Looking at getting a $250 suit to get me through the winter.
Winter's over. :-o
Winter may be but the water temp wont rise for a while. You're right though, I'm better of sucking it up and waiting til next year. Won't be any cheaper though, I never find mediums in the bargain rack.
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