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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby marauding mullet » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:49 am

On Wednesday I surfed in my steamer for the first time since probably last October.
When I was washing it on the driveway at home, I picked it up and realised what a heavy cumbersome piece of shit it is when it's wet, and it's only 2mm!!
It's a few years old now, and feels restrictive and was only a cheap West one to begin with.
What are the latest generation of wetties like, I know they are more flexible, but do they hold less water?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Legion » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:52 am

I had an e-bomb a while back. In fact I cut the arms off and it's my short arm steamer, wore it yesterday. e-bomb is light as fcuk. flashbombs on the other hand are much heavier, with their fluffy fabric. About a kilo difference when wet, from memory. Most manufacturers do a flashbomb type wetsuit as their top-end model these days. Maybe the non-fluff ones are lower in the range and slightly cheaper too? Anyway, aren't you a big unit? Surely it's no big deal either way.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby marauding mullet » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:59 am

Yeah I'm generally about 92Kgs when in shape, about 4 Kgs up at the moment.
Still, even a springy is very liberating compared to this steamer. Definitely time for a new one.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Nick Carroll » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:48 am

Pretty rare for a full suit of any kind to add more than about a half kilo when wet. Usually more like 300ml

Bad or old rubber is a real physical restraint though, it adds up through all the little repeated movements we make while surfing. Extra linings can also restrain the rubber's movement a bit.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby bomboraa » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:11 pm

ctd wrote:Check out 'biorock' - would make a great reef. Not sure how expensive it is or where it can be used (water temps etc) but it effectively creates a natural reef, so should be pretty stable.

there have been some artificial reefs for surfing, but all have failed. Might be the design or the quality etc (Boscombe Surf Reef?)

Just for Nick - ex HMAS Tobruk is going to be sunk

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/quee ... 103530b5e4

I gather the main issue with ex warships is that they tend to be built with, and filled with, stuff you dont want leaching into the ocean over the years. Costs more to sink them than to pull them apart.


They are pretty thorough in their cleaning of these ships before being sunk. And there are ships sunk, paid for by government, which are scuba dive only sites (HMAS Adelaide off Avoca), as opposed to the artificial reefs created for fishos and funded by rec fishing licences. So see no reason why surfers can't agitate for surf sites being created, and paid for, by government.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Legion » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:08 pm

What the fcuking fcuk? Joel logs an 8.83 for nothing? I'm as confused as Peter Mel. Bizarre.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Beanpole » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:57 pm

What happened to the Name and Shame Thread.......?
Is he the shopfront feature at Bondi Junction Surfection Shop at the moment?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Trev » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:10 pm

Beanpole wrote:What happened to the Name and Shame Thread.......?
Is he the shopfront feature at Bondi Junction Surfection Shop at the moment?

It was removed at Batoes' request. He said when he originally started it that if he got a result he'd want it removed.
There was some discussion about it at the time. many felt it was a great piece of Realsurf history and should be preserved.
But Batoes repeated his request for its removal which was pretty much his right I guess.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Davros » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Fair enough as well

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Beanpole » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:54 pm

Fair enough.....anyhow I'm a bit surprised if the giant cutout hypster shaper....with shaping bay in the shop window is our man after all that brouhaha.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Legion » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Hey, this is directed at quite a few of you (like Brainwave, steven, Nick, rustt, swvic - all the small-Australian-town-core-surfer mob or those who dream of that life or have had exposure to it) - this doco could be awesome, on tonight:

One Shot

10pm ABC

Russell Ord is the premier photog down at The Right amongst other heavy areas, so expect it to feature heavily.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby BA » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:54 pm

Thanks Legion.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Brian Brainwave » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:50 pm

Legion wrote:Hey, this is directed at quite a few of you (like Brainwave, steven, Nick, rustt, swvic - all the small-Australian-town-core-surfer mob or those who dream of that life or have had exposure to it) - this doco could be awesome, on tonight:

One Shot

10pm ABC

Russell Ord is the premier photog down at The Right amongst other heavy areas, so expect it to feature heavily.



that's really late. if i don't get a full 8 hours of sleep, my food doesn't digest properly.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Davros » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:51 pm

But there might be boobs in it

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Legion » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:52 pm

I'm sure smntl can get you a bootlegged copy from down the hallway instead.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby swvic » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:14 pm

Cheers, Legion, I'll try to catch it. I have instant exposure where I am now, but I've never been a serious big wave surfer and I'm too old and busted up to start. I like to watch the crazy fcukers paddle it and I'll see a bit more of it very soon. 'tis the season
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Rustt » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:17 pm

I'll record it if theirs boob in it. Thanks

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Postby Nick Carroll » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:27 pm

Legion wrote:Hey, this is directed at quite a few of you (like Brainwave, steven, Nick, rustt, swvic - all the small-Australian-town-core-surfer mob or those who dream of that life or have had exposure to it) - this doco could be awesome, on tonight:

One Shot

10pm ABC

Russell Ord is the premier photog down at The Right amongst other heavy areas, so expect it to feature heavily.

Yeah I know the guys who made it, it will be really good to watch.


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