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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-:
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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?
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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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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:36 pm

My next steamer will be a Need or those blokes from Burleigh that sent Shearer a free suit.
I got a pair of boardies from Need a couple of years ago for $50 and they’re the best I’ve ever had. They also come in plain colours which for me is preferable.
I think the Need 3/2 long sleeve steamers are $180.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:50 pm

I entered the Facebook comp by Arzen to win a 3/2. Probably overkill for North Coast winter anyway.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:55 pm

Wyre wrote:
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
That was 5 years ago, before the clampdown on overseas retailers.

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