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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:46 pm

They don't do a back zip in the thermal steamer, although I have a vague memory that that's coming

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:00 pm

that Peruvian wetsuit worn out?
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by ajohnsen » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:05 pm

No, I'm feeling the cold. The seal around the ankles is a bit loose, bit like any ageing orifice.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:57 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:04 am

ajohnsen wrote:
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How's the fit? I'm looking at a new steamer.
I got a size L adrenalin suit still in its plastic.

probably the best value for money suit i tested. stretchier than rip curl, but with the seals of a patagonia.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:20 am

I had one of those peruvian Boz wetties. A back zip. The bit of velcro that goes under and holds the zipper up had to go through a plastic pulley thing and fold back on itself. Pretty much impossible to do by yourself. :)

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by tonks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:13 am

Legion wrote:
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tonks I had one years ago. It sucked.
Thanks. I’ll give it a miss.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:08 pm

Surfed the new Need.

It's a substantially more solid suit than the older version. All seams taped and sealed, tighter cuffs, different angle to the chest zip.
all told, a much warmer and more solid suit.

Also, much, ,much harder to get in and out of. It took me a good wrestle to get out if it.
Hopefully it'll soften up a bit.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by foamy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:15 pm

Squeegees, wetsuits, condoms - basically anything with rubber is a problem for you.
Interesting.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm fine with condoms and soft plastic lures, or rubbers as they are colloquially known by some older gents.

I just fail to see why a wetsuit has to be made so hard to get in and out of.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:51 pm

The chest zips where the zip detaches at the end and there is a full pullover flap are much easier to get in and out of than the angled zippers. Not many seem to make them anymore.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:53 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:47 pm


I just fail to see why a wetsuit has to be made so hard to get in and out of.
it's a fundamental necessity to keep water out of it.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:00 pm

maybe for Iceland or Ireland.

It did keep water out, I'll give it that. Incredibly warm for a 2mm suit.

Definitely warmer than my Quik 3/2 steamer.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:49 pm

And it will until there is some way I can get back to the high-water point of wetsuit design and functionality; which was an O'Neill Gooru.

LS Spring, buttery rubber sealed seams. Bat wing, back zip.
Warm, flexible and easy as fcuk to get in and out of.


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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Cranked » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:08 pm

I haven't put on a wetsuit for nearly three years now :-D-:

Lately I've been wearing a long sleeved rashy though, and they can be hard to get into and out of sometimes.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm

My ONeill thermal rashie would be one of the best bits of surf gear I've owned.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:02 pm

Back zip lol
Erase.

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