that wetsuit discussion...

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:45 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by petulance » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:24 pm

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Check out the accent in this instructional video ...

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:29 pm

The Dutch are brilliant at this.....plus they make a few bucks.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:18 am

So preferences for 1-2mm long sleeved vests and thermal rashies?
* note I love my Oneil thermal. It fits perfectly. However bought it as a small.
Usually take a large at least. Obviously mis sized.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Rustt » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:56 am

being a long time O'neill user, I have to say the quality has improved tenfold, the only complaint I have now is my wettie lasts past the warranty period and I have to pay for new wetsuits now. My two current winter suits have lasted well through 2 seasons and will do me for next year.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Rustt » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 pm

Legion wrote:
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One season is all I get.
Do they give you a new one?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Rustt » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:02 pm

They have a one year warranty, take it back and you'll get a new one, and that will have a years warranty also. I liked them better when they didn't last, new wettie every winter, then they gave me one that lasted 3 years :-(

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by channels » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:13 pm

Anyone tried a Needs wetsuit?

Looking at Springsuits this morning, tried on a back zip for the 1st time in ages. Back zips suck.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:19 pm

A few people on here have tried them. Most seemed to like them. I personally didn’t like the fit or quality. The Quikkie springsuit I picked up online for the same price feels way better quality-wise.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by marauding mullet » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:06 pm

Have a look at Independent Surf, a bit higher price than Needs. Was going to get a steamer, just haven't got around to it yet.
https://independentsurfco.com/collections/all
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:22 pm

I’m loving my aldi 1mm
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Kulharin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:41 am

I live in Canada and owned a 5mm rip curl flashbomb that lasted me 3 years and kept me warm even in winter... Then I switched to a 5mm xcel revolt and was incredibly disappointed with it's warmth compared to the flashbomb... doesn't even come close.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:04 am

Need to upgrade to a 4.3 for winter, the 3.2 is now 4 years old and is not handling the icy Victorian winter waters like it used to. Goodbye tax return
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 am

Lost some weight, Grooter?

I'm the opposite, tempted to try getting through with a 3/2. Shoulder struggles to move 3 mm. Gotta be a back zip too. Exceedingly difficult to get out of a chest zip without help
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:19 am

I tried the 3/2 thing in winter through Vic. Went back to get a 4/3 for the following winter. Doesn't get you through the cold days when you sit and wait for extended periods.

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