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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:00 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:27 am

Happy b'day, Trev

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Crofty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:52 am

batoes wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:49 pm
My needessentials has got a massive hole in the armpit. Have had it since August but started wearing it in October or so. If it wasn't for that, i would have been impressed. Fit was great; very soft, stretchy etc. I will try to repair, but i don't think i will buy again. Shame.
Exactly the same thing happened to my first short arm/long leg. To their credit they replaced it after only having for a few months, but then it happened again in the same spot. Will go back to some of the more expansive ones because at least these tend to last.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:59 am

That is some sick lurking.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Sounds like 'need essentials' left out some essential components like stitching.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:01 pm

swvic wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:27 am
Happy b'day, Trev

How did we know it's today? Knew it was this week & RS says "No birthdays today"
See below quote from a few days ago. I don't make a secret of it but also don't advertise it on FB etc.
Cheers swvic
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As I live in Queensland perhaps I should just toughen up & wear a wooly jumper like back in the day
TRHS footy jersey worked well.
Holy crap Trev, are u 80 years old or something? 80 & still surfing, that’s awesome
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:12 pm

Yeah, ya demented old 'tard :wink: , that's why I (us) knew it was this week. Didn't know it was today until today
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Post by diggerdickson » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:31 am

Happy belated birthday trev
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Post by diggerdickson » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:02 pm

Has anyone tried the xcel infinity wetsuit??
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:15 pm

diggerdickson wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:31 am
Happy belated birthday trev
Thanks Digger
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavethequeen » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:44 pm

diggerdickson wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Has anyone tried the xcel infinity wetsuit??
I’ve got a couple of xcel wetties digger. My 5/4 is the revolt I think (model up from the infinity ??). Plenty warm but the build quality of xcels isn’t what it was

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:45 pm

I had an Xcel infinity 3/2 and it was too hot for Sydney and almost too much for spring/autumn in Torquay and SW WA.

The first season it was almost waterproof, I was scared to piss in it, the second all the seams started to leak like a seive.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Grooter » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:19 am

Right I need some advice. I'm not getting younger and this cholesterol diet I am on has seen me already waste away from a healthy 89kg's down to 84kgs.

Basically I'm getting thinner and the Victorian winter surf is no place for a thin man in a 5 year old 3/2 which is showing all the strain of me stretching and contorting in it. Immediate thoughts are leading to a Flash Bomb 4/3. I've always had Rip Curl suits as I get a decent 5 years out of them - mostly.

Now, convince me if the logic is sound or whether I should try something new. I don't want to spend more than $1000 and I don't give a fcuk about how many whales/dolphins/starving children I will save by buying some new age fandangled suit made from recycled rubber harvested from a third world sub-saharan rubbish dump. I just want something that is fcuken well made and will last.

Now, answer me!!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:21 pm

At 5'10" 84kg you're not thin.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:06 pm

I’d stick with the Rippy suits if they’ve worked for you previously. But be warned, they don’t last like they used to. No matter what you pay. Modern materials are lighter and warmer and they won’t last 5 years.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by buddy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:12 pm

Get one of those Japanese customs by axxe or trm.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beerfan » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:42 pm

BA wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:06 pm
I’d stick with the Rippy suits if they’ve worked for you previously. But be warned, they don’t last like they used to. No matter what you pay. Modern materials are lighter and warmer and they won’t last 5 years.
The old "yes it's dearer and doesn't last as long but it's the new tech!!!" rip off haha
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:25 pm

Anyone tried on Hurleys? Comparison to Flashbombs, size for size and also flexibility, warmth and quality? I'm interested in the Advantage Max 3/3. Would be more tempting if I hadn't just gone all JJF already with the hardware.

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