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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:18 pm

Chest or zip-free. But it's well-known on realsurf that (sorry mm) tards struggle with chest zips.

Mm are you sure you didn't put it on back to front? Another common problem with chest zips.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by offshore1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:19 pm

Right. I forgot it's Tard season.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:25 pm

well that would make it a back zip then wouldn't it? I'll give it a try next time, I believe someone here did it before. :D
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by marauding mullet » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:26 pm

offshore1 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Right. I forgot it's Tard season.
a very volatile time, anything can happen
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by offshore1 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:31 pm

You do realise MM, if you got the wettie wrong way round, you'll be expected to surf at least one wave upside down.

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Post by marauding mullet » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:42 pm

You know what Offy, I think the same guy that put the wetty on backwards did exactly that!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:58 pm

MM, I got the Independent surf co 4/3 and I concur with your initial assessments.

Mine is now in second season, and it has relaxed a little.

I can no get out of it all by myself.
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Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:06 pm

Nomination!
Erase.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:40 am

Just ordered a new Xcel Steamer. Haven't tried one before. Fingers Crossed its good.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Nearly that time of year again. Looking for a new steamer. What steamers are people using this long, harsh winter.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by channels » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:30 pm

I'm going back to Xcel for a steamer shortly.

My current Quikkie one is at the end of it's life with tears and it was the worst wettie I have had in years. Have a Xcel 1 mm top and a 2mm springie which are both great quality and warm.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Pleased to hear that. I haven't had one before. Waiting for it to get cool enough to wear it. I've got a Peak 1mm long sleave top. It's a bit restrictive.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by No Pants Lance » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:56 pm

sorry to hear, that's no good.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:40 pm

BA wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:03 pm
Nearly that time of year again. Looking for a new steamer. What steamers are people using this long, harsh winter.
I’m gonna get one of these.

https://needessentials.com/collections/ ... it-steamer

Too cold for you BA but I had a 2/2 from them that has lasted 2 years and could use it again this year except the cat pissed on it. I’ll never buy a brand suit again.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:47 pm

Yeah I had a need suit a few years back. Didn’t like the fit. Definitely good value though.

I must have a weird body. Some suits fit me really well, others not so good.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:57 pm

Fair enough.There’s another mob from up here called the Independent Surf Company or something. I think Shearer reviewed one of their suits.
https://independentsurfco.com/products/ ... ip-steamer

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavethequeen » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:21 pm

beany, xcel suits are still pretty good I reckon. Certainly plenty warm but maybe not quite the durability of pre-Billabong. Ridiculous prices too if you buy at full rrp

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by channels » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:23 pm

BA wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Yeah I had a need suit a few years back. Didn’t like the fit. Definitely good value though.

I must have a weird body. Some suits fit me really well, others not so good.
Same. Can’t take advantage of O’Neill warehouse for steamers, they just don’t fit me.

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