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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 31, 2023 6:27 pm

Thinking about getting another Rip Curl Dawn Patrol.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 31, 2023 7:23 pm

Saw this on special, half the price of a hyper-freak.

CZ is the only bummer.

https://www.ripcurl.com/au/dawn-patrol- ... 3&577=1177
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:59 pm

Since I’ve been looking at wetsuits I have discovered that so far only Ripcurl and Quiksilver include leg length in their size charts.
All the other ones just have waist, chest and shoulders. Fine for a Springy not so good if you are selling steamers in SS, S, ST, MS, M, MT, LS, L, LT, XLS, XL, XLT, etc.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by channels » Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:04 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Wed May 31, 2023 7:23 pm
Saw this on special, half the price of a hyper-freak.

CZ is the only bummer.

https://www.ripcurl.com/au/dawn-patrol- ... 3&577=1177
But those colours, no wonder it’s on special.

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Post by steve shearer » Thu Jun 01, 2023 9:12 pm

correct.
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Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri Jun 02, 2023 6:11 am

It has a chest zip, you need opposable thumbs to use one of those.
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Post by Grooter » Fri Jun 02, 2023 9:37 am

I got a Rip Curl 4/3 hooded zip-free suit about 5 months ago. Water in Santa Cruz was very fcuken cold this year

First time I have ever had a zip-free suit and I quite like it. Works with my Gath helmet as well.
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Post by buddy » Fri Jun 02, 2023 9:39 am

Surprised they make Gaths big enough for your noggin.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:44 pm

fcuk I hate steamers.
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Post by BA » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:11 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:44 pm
fcuk I hate steamers.
I hate 4x3’s. Cunt of a suit. It was cold here today but I wore my Sydney 3x2 anyway. I wasn’t freezing, but I certainly wasn’t warm. But the paddling ease over the 4x3 was definitely noticeable. I’m toying with the idea of a 3x2 Hyperfreak or F Bomb. Hopefully they’ll be warm enough.

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Post by buddy » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:15 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:44 pm
fcuk I hate steamers.
Surfed yesty in the afternoon sun in boardies no probs with beautiful sun on the back.
Prob go again sarvo.

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Post by BA » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:17 pm

Fuck right off.

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Post by Trev » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:30 pm

Yep.
Boardies and a rashie on the weekend.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by tootr » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:34 pm

Boardies and the Xcel 2mm long sleeve top doing the trick.
Water temp still around 21-22

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:38 pm

You can all eat a bag of dicks.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Mon Jun 12, 2023 2:27 pm

BA wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:11 pm
steve shearer wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:44 pm
fcuk I hate steamers.
I hate 4x3’s. Cunt of a suit. It was cold here today but I wore my Sydney 3x2 anyway. I wasn’t freezing, but I certainly wasn’t warm. But the paddling ease over the 4x3 was definitely noticeable. I’m toying with the idea of a 3x2 Hyperfreak or F Bomb. Hopefully they’ll be warm enough.
Try and get the Hyperfreak 3/2+. Marginally thicker material.
I use mine down to about 15 degrees, with 3mm booties.

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