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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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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:10 pm

JET01 wrote:
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.
Hmm?
Never any L or XL in the bargain rack when I look.
Well, apart from the CSkins I got a couple of years back. 3-)
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by batoes » Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:07 am

JET01 wrote:
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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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by JET01 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:11 pm

I've got one of the 2/2 short sleeve steamer synchros. Back zip. Keeps the sun off in summer. Not geared for warmth, however I reckon the long sleeve 3/2 would be a better buy, especially the chest zip.

Might give it a crack and see.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:23 pm

I have 2ml long arm shirt leg. Great springy for the NE swells

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Actually tried on a bong suit today. Nice and stretchy......but it was back zip with a flap like my old Quikkie.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:00 am

I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:05 am

back zips = inferior.

sure they're harder to get in and out of. but paddling, surfing comfort & water-tightness in zipperless is insurmountable.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 am

crabmeat thompson wrote:
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sure they're harder to get in and out of.
Listen to that.......the people are speaking, they are roaring.

It reminds me of when I smashed my wifes car in July and could'nt open the drivers side door. You had to get in the passengers side door, kind of squeeze past the gear stick and the hand brake and wedge yourself in.....and then do the reverse to get out.

It was fcuked. So much easier just to open the door and get in and out.

Thats a backzip cuz. Just open the door to get in and out.

Life is hard enough for the working man these days. Just pull that backzip down and feel that big, bright breezy smile spread across your face.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:20 am

but mate, staying flexible is a surfers best friend. after about 4 or 5 goes in the zipperless, you should have it wired so it takes no longer than a back zip to slide into?

i might drive to lennox, we'll get Bylsey on the stop watch and you and I will have a suit off!

the zipperless Vs back zip challenge!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:57 am

Zipperless is great. Chest zip also good. Back zip sucks.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by offshore1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:10 am

If you put them on right way 'round they go on much easier Steve.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by saltman » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:24 am

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:13 am
crabmeat thompson wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:05 am


sure they're harder to get in and out of.
Listen to that.......the people are speaking, they are roaring.

It reminds me of when I smashed my wifes car in July and could'nt open the drivers side door. You had to get in the passengers side door, kind of squeeze past the gear stick and the hand brake and wedge yourself in.....and then do the reverse to get out.

It was fcuked. So much easier just to open the door and get in and out.

Thats a backzip cuz. Just open the door to get in and out.

Life is hard enough for the working man these days. Just pull that backzip down and feel that big, bright breezy smile spread across your face.
You're free.
Wait
Didn't you recently get a new zipperless or chest zip suit in recognition as being a key influencer?

FWIW
I have a
Needs chest zip LS spring - more than adequate, robust and comfy enough
O Neill LS chest zip spring - lighter than the needs and warm
QS 2mm - SS spring and SS steamer in zipperless - very soft flexible and stretchy, though I did need one of the seams repaired after just a few months, I think the in and out of zipperless put to much strain on the seam
QS 3/2 LS Steamer (AG47 ?) chest Zip - very flexy and soft, barely lets any water in. Warm as toast (keep it for NZ visits)

Comfort wise Zipperless>Chest>Back
I just think some of the zipperless suits may flush a bit more after stretching or wear and tear
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:37 am

I get what I get given.....and chestzips are what is given....



But the resurgence of the backzip is something that makes me very, very happy.

And anyone running the comfort angle.....I'll happily put a GPS on and we can compare paddling distances over a year.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by crabmeat thompson » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 pm

challenge accepted, my very dear friend!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:21 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:37 am
And anyone running the comfort angle.....I'll happily put a GPS on and we can compare paddling distances over a year.
:lol:


Resurgence? O'Neill have always done back zips. And Need? Niche at best.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:29 pm

I think we will have to see how this pans out......but on the ground where I am, I am a seeing a ferocious backlash to the indignity of the chestzip.

Who knows, maybe in ten years time we will look back on the reign of the chestzip wetsuit and wonder out loud: what the fcuk was that shitt all about.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by offshore1 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:37 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:29 pm
I think we will have to see how this pans out......but on the ground where I am, I am a seeing a ferocious backlash to the indignity of the chestzip.

Who knows, maybe in ten years time we will look back on the reign of the chestzip wetsuit and wonder out loud: what the fcuk was that shitt all about.
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