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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:15 pm

swvic wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Grooter wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:19 pm
swvic wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Yeah, the flashbombs are good. That's what I'll get if Torquay don't have oneill's. I believe they have reinstated the back zip as an option. Must have realised there's plenty of old farts like me and unco tards like shearer in the market
Hope life is good, you bulked up eating machine

Backzip all day every day. Tried a chest zip once and hated it. Not sure what a zen zip is and can't be arsed finding out!

Life is good, work is good, but super-busy these days so my time on here has been pretty limited in the last few years.

Flinders was bloody nice this morning
Which piece of rock did you surf above? Big Left is one of your regular haunts IIRC
Gunnery these days when surfing before work. The cliff has eroded at Big Left now and it is a real bitch getting down hanging onto a piece of rope, not to mention the long paddle out. Big Left has to be a 2 hour session to be worth it
smnmntll wrote:my "inner city apartment" is about 3 minutes' walk from the beach
Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:16 pm

petulance wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Grooter wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Backzip all day every day. Tried a chest zip once and hated it.
Not you too, my brother. You aren't at the geriatric stage yet.
It's more a patience thing and I've had a backzip for nigh on 30 years. They work. In a world of constant change I like my wetties to be backzipped!
smnmntll wrote:my "inner city apartment" is about 3 minutes' walk from the beach
Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:17 pm

Legion wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:16 pm
petulance wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Grooter wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Backzip all day every day. Tried a chest zip once and hated it.
Not you too, my brother. You aren't at the geriatric stage yet.
Grooter struggles for other reasons.

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smnmntll wrote:my "inner city apartment" is about 3 minutes' walk from the beach
Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 pm

You got reamed rusty.
My 3/2 was $220 from overseas, delivered.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:50 pm

Trev wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:35 am
Huh! I'd just cut it off.
The narrow flap which runs up inside the zipper does the job well enough.
Well yes Trev...but that's a pretty drastic solution to a design feature. Surely someone thought the big flappy elephants foreskin might need a bit of finessing.

Yeah, Fcuking laces :roll:
Don't get me started on shoe horns either.....alright, I have two.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavethequeen » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:55 pm

My old RC ultimate elasto back zip had a poppered dog collar that would keep the batwing nicely in place. You could interchange it with the poppered hood if you were so minded. It is entirely consistent with my cost cutting hypothesis that this option should no longer be offered

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:22 am

Grooter wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:16 pm
It's more a fetish thing and I've had a backzip for nigh on 30 years. They work. In a world of constant change I like my wetties to be backzipped!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 am

Ah love it, can appreciate that my girth has never been forgotten around here :-D-:
smnmntll wrote:my "inner city apartment" is about 3 minutes' walk from the beach
Meanwhile planes drop from the sky, people disappear and bullets fly. Little grey men are coming our way, "Tastes just like chicken", they say :o

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:56 am

Grooter wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 am
Ah love it, can appreciate that my girth has never been forgotten around here :-D-:
So long as you chortled, nothing like a good chortling .
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Rustt » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:37 am

alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 pm
You got reamed rusty.
My 3/2 was $220 from overseas, delivered.
Not really, I paid 400 for the 4/3 that is $700 retail and $300 for my sealed 3/2. If something goes wrong, return it to the shop no questions asked. I do have to pick it up from the shop though. I think you guys ream yourselves a bit by buying over the internet.Hows that warranty on yours?

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am

I live in Qld, rust, only own it for interstate trips.
I'll be passing that thing onto my grandchildren before I make a warranty claim.

Only problem is that I've lost weight so it's too loose now.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:06 am

Just scored a Tribord front zip wettie at Vinnis for $50. Seems very well made...stretchy, good fit, easy to get the flap on. They're a French Brand I think.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Aren’t you scared of second hand chlamidia germs?
Erase.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 pm

Nah, my syphilis will knock that out.
I wear Speedos.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:02 pm

They're Decathlon's own brand. Some stuff is ok but the wetsuits are pretty bargain basement

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:43 pm

Yeah, I saw that on the site but this ones really stretchy and really heavy duty taped seams. Good fit and I like the key pocket on the leg.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Wyre » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:23 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:10 pm
You got reamed rusty.
My 3/2 was $220 from overseas, delivered.
tell me more. Got a link? I'm in the market for a new one. Lace up, if possible. These 'zips' are too complicated
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 pm

marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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