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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Wed May 05, 2021 2:04 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Wed May 05, 2021 2:05 pm

Drailed wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:59 am
channels wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 am
Needs wetties.

Anyone with good or bad experiences with them?
I find them pretty average to be honest, decent at first but not great memory in the neoprene and not that warm. The rubber on the neck also deteriorating pretty badly.
They’re a lot better than they used to be and I like supporting them. Great customer service too. Although their SS 2mm steamer is $220. I saw an O’Neill in Sideways on the weekend for $170. Think I’ll go the O’Neill this winter.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Wed May 05, 2021 2:30 pm

Drailed wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 1:43 pm
Beanpole wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 1:26 pm
Been giving my new excell springy a thorough workout lately. Could have worn my steamer yesterday though. I find the brand nice and stretchy. Good price and quality.
Mine was until the chest zip came away at the stitching and then happened again after getting repaired. The material just keeps on ripping.
I bought a couple of steamers online a few years ago. Primarily for junior but the price was so good I bought one for myselfas well. Both Billabong from Canada I think. Identical wetsuits but one was made in Thailand and one in China. Mine fell apart at the seams. His lasted till he grew out of it. Not much redress from OS.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 pm

jimmy wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Drailed wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:59 am
channels wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 am
Needs wetties.

Anyone with good or bad experiences with them?
I find them pretty average to be honest, decent at first but not great memory in the neoprene and not that warm. The rubber on the neck also deteriorating pretty badly.
They’re a lot better than they used to be and I like supporting them. Great customer service too. Although their SS 2mm steamer is $220. I saw an O’Neill in Sideways on the weekend for $170. Think I’ll go the O’Neill this winter.
$170 is pretty good.
Back zip?
Serious question.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by jimmy » Wed May 05, 2021 2:53 pm

Nope. Chest 2mm. If anyone knows their size I’m happy to buy and post. Sideways is ridiculously cheap. Mostly last years models. But who gives a shit.
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How about tame down the scatter gun must consecutively post on every thread behaviour you compulsive mongoloid.
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Actually, that’s interesting. Take note, beanpole

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Trev » Wed May 05, 2021 3:09 pm

I was just in there the other day.
Looks like I'll have to go back and dig through what they've got on offer.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Wyre » Thu May 06, 2021 9:05 am

Trev wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:32 pm
jimmy wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 2:05 pm
Drailed wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:59 am
channels wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 11:38 am
Needs wetties.

Anyone with good or bad experiences with them?
I find them pretty average to be honest, decent at first but not great memory in the neoprene and not that warm. The rubber on the neck also deteriorating pretty badly.
They’re a lot better than they used to be and I like supporting them. Great customer service too. Although their SS 2mm steamer is $220. I saw an O’Neill in Sideways on the weekend for $170. Think I’ll go the O’Neill this winter.
$170 is pretty good.
Back zip?
Serious question.
Bought a Needs 3/2 backzip (I'm a Shearer man) for $220 recently, it's great. I have a 4/3 as well from two years ago that has only just started letting in water. I reckon they are good. O'Neill are better though! 2mm too cold for down here though. The sub dawns are no fcuking joke
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Cranked » Thu May 06, 2021 9:23 am

I'm still getting by with 2 long johns (a 2mm and 3mm) and 2 front zip jackets (one a 2mm body with 1mm arms and the other all 2mm). Also a couple of short sleeved 1mm tops that I mainly use in Bali but sometimes use in WA with the longjohns.

I can swap them around to suit various conditions and I get very free movement as the top is not connected to the longjohn part at all.

Plus they are really easy to get in and out of.

I'm not thinking of changing. I've got 5mm on my body which is great on a chili winters morning.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Cranked » Thu May 06, 2021 9:37 am

The major disadvantage is getting drilled and being dragged backwards underwater mid-winter which gives a bracing flush of cold water up through the jacket.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Thu May 06, 2021 1:15 pm

I'm surprised steve's not on board with those combos. Who needs modern steamers anyway. The long johns probably team well with a hood

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Thu May 06, 2021 2:27 pm

Well, it’s something I’m looking at. Still waiting for a shoulder replacement. And the very best 4/3s are too restrictive. 3/2s too cold for Vicco winter. A good flexi 3 or 4mm longjhon with a 2 mm vest is perhaps my best outcome. Anyone making that long john?

Also, my vest would be UNDER the long john so no crazy flushing

I also wear a hooded vest OVER a steamear because I hate the leakage through the face and down the neck. Yes, cnuts, winters here are fcuking cold 🥶
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Legion » Thu May 06, 2021 3:19 pm

Hurley make some 3/3s that are heaps warmer than 3/2s I find

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Cranked » Thu May 06, 2021 3:40 pm

Legion wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:15 pm
I'm surprised steve's not on board with those combos. Who needs modern steamers anyway. The long johns probably team well with a hood
Yes, of course, a hood does set everything off nicely
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by swvic » Thu May 06, 2021 5:31 pm

Legion wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:19 pm
Hurley make some 3/3s that are heaps warmer than 3/2s I find
Yeah, but it’s still 3 mm at the shoulder. Getting older carrying chronic injuries suck. Still better than dead. Life is good
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu May 06, 2021 7:47 pm

It is, really isn’t it.
I heard an Attenborough interview where he said, think about the pretty much scientific impossibility that life on earth even exists. So it’s precious. Protect it.
Add to that the unlikely fact your one sperm beat all the others and made YOU!!
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Thu May 06, 2021 7:49 pm

Into my third season of my Quik top of the line whatever they called it FRONT ZIP steamer. Minor leakage on duck dive but I’m a cheapskate so will persevere
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 06, 2021 9:32 pm

My Excell steamer lets in a bit of water around the neck but it’s still going strong after two plus years.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri May 07, 2021 3:56 am

Jesus Christ beanpole it’s XCEL, it’s written all over the fucken suit. Not even spellsuggest is dumb enough to think it’s Excell. For god’s sake man
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