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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am

Thats what my 14 year old said too.
Higher energy output and metabolism.

But he caught 3 or 4 waves to my one.

It was still a great deal to get 3 wetties for half price.

I'd return mine and get a Dawn Patrol or invest proceeds into an Isurus if i could.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am

steve shearer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:27 am
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I know it's an inch thicker, but even allowing for that it's way, way heavier and stiffer and harder to paddle in.
No wonder it's a bit stiff.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Thu May 09, 2024 10:02 am

steve shearer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am
Thats what my 14 year old said too.
Higher energy output and metabolism.

But he caught 3 or 4 waves to my one.

It was still a great deal to get 3 wetties for half price.

I'd return mine and get a Dawn Patrol or invest proceeds into an Isurus if i could.
Happy with mine but yeah, prob wouldnt be at full price... but thats the point... didnt pay full price.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Thu May 09, 2024 10:48 am

steve shearer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:50 am
Will pay the premium for this next time.

https://surfisurus.com.au/collections/w ... it-wetsuit
I have the 3:3 version and it's great. Even when it's really 4:3 hooded weather I wear the isurus for any surf under an hour as it's so much nicer.
Still think zipperless is a waste of time, chest zip is easier with no discernible negatives.

Also picked up an isurus 1.5mm top on special for windy days in Hawaii and Mexico. It's deluxe but too warm.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Thu May 09, 2024 10:49 am

Yuke Hunt wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am
steve shearer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:27 am
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I know it's an inch thicker, but even allowing for that it's way, way heavier and stiffer and harder to paddle in.
No wonder it's a bit stiff.
I noticed that too

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 10:59 am

Did you not read the qualifier immediately after?

even allowing for that
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Thu May 09, 2024 11:00 am

Poor Mrs Shearer.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Thu May 09, 2024 11:13 am

alakaboo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 11:00 am
Poor Mrs Shearer.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 11:16 am

alakaboo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 11:00 am
Poor Mrs Shearer.
:lol:

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 11:36 am

What rubber are you rocking this winter Leej?
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 11:59 am

Same as last. Japanese Hurley

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 12:01 pm

If it gets too old (it's not) I'm interested in the O'Neill top of the range. Their sizing is good and they offer LT, which suits my svelte figure.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu May 09, 2024 1:04 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 10:49 am
Yuke Hunt wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:56 am
steve shearer wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 9:27 am
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I know it's an inch thicker, but even allowing for that it's way, way heavier and stiffer and harder to paddle in.
No wonder it's a bit stiff.
I noticed that too
Is Steve having difficulty with converting millimeters to imperial measurements?
……or just hyperbole laid on too thickly.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by marauding mullet » Thu May 09, 2024 1:51 pm

PeepeelaPew wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 12:01 pm
If it gets too old (it's not) I'm interested in the O'Neill top of the range. Their sizing is good and they offer LT, which suits my svelte figure.
Yeah I’m always LT, not always easy to find in any brand.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 3:29 pm

In theory I could go MT but not sure there are any more of them around and often I'm sceptical that they are going to be long enough in the limbs. It's easier if you're LS like Steve.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 3:31 pm

I'm just a straight up M.

Every M wetsuit I have ever tried from any manufacturer has fitted me perfectly.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 5:07 pm

I was just going by the size guide.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Skipper » Thu May 09, 2024 5:46 pm

alakaboo wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 10:48 am

Also picked up an isurus 1.5mm top on special for windy days in Hawaii and Mexico. It's deluxe but too warm.
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