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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by tootr » Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:32 am

Are Project Blank wetsuits any good?
50% off.

https://projectblank.com.au/collections/mens-steamers

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:04 am

Steve would like that gimp vest one I reckon
Erase.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Sun Feb 04, 2024 12:40 pm

tootr wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2024 6:32 am
Are Project Blank wetsuits any good?
50% off.

https://projectblank.com.au/collections/mens-steamers
Go rip curl instead
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:38 pm

3/2 zipper less flashbomb now stockpiled for winter.
I want Nightclub Dwight dead in his grave I want the nice-nice up in blazes

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by alakaboo » Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:53 pm

SRFACE look like a cheaper Yammie option. Doesn't look like they ship to Australia.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by BA » Tue Feb 06, 2024 1:17 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:38 pm
3/2 zipper less flashbomb now stockpiled for winter.
Beautiful.

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:25 pm

Thanks BA.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:33 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:38 pm
3/2 zipper less flashbomb now stockpiled for winter.
How many of those rip curl suits you get steve?
Trev wrote:I have always had a lot of time for Dick
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:34 pm

3 all up.

2 for son, 1 for me.

Springy and steamer for him were already almost too small- we kept the springy and they allowed us to swap the steamer for next size up at Byron store.

Pretty stoked on Rip Curl, actually.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:47 pm

I have used the local store here and they looked after us pretty good for a ripped wetty.

Enjoy those half price buttery feels brine brother
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Kunji » Tue Feb 06, 2024 3:23 pm

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Tue Feb 06, 2024 4:23 pm

That looks sick actually.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Beanpole » Sun Apr 28, 2024 2:22 pm

Backzips are now way cheaper than the rest. Might have to nab a cheapy
Put your big boy pants on
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 9:27 am

First go out in the new 3/2 Zipperless Flashbomb.

Initial impression: absolute ball ache to get in and out of.

Compared to 2/2 Isurus with yammie- it felt like a suit of armour as far as flexibility goes. It is a new suit, so it will soften up a notch, but the difference between yammie and normal rubber is profound.
I know it's an inch thicker, but even allowing for that it's way, way heavier and stiffer and harder to paddle in.

Warmth- no difference between this and my 3/2 Dawn Patrol. It doesn't feel like a super warm wetsuit.
I mean water temp was over 20. It was a rainy, chilly morning with offshore winds and I was definitely not cooking in this wetty.
Occ. flushing on duck dives even though wetty fitted me perfectly.


Conclusion: would be severely bummed if I paid full retail ($600) for this- there's no increased value in terms of warmth and flexibility compared to the standard mid-range suit and a substantial penalty as far as ease of use goes.
Deffo not buying premium big box wetsuit brands again, even at half price.

Much better off paying the premium for Yamamoto.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by PeepeelaPew » Thu May 09, 2024 9:31 am

:lol:

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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 9:38 am

Just my honest thoughts to help my brine brothers avoid marketing and paying a premium for nothing.
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 09, 2024 9:50 am

Will pay the premium for this next time.

https://surfisurus.com.au/collections/w ... it-wetsuit
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Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Post by Drailed » Thu May 09, 2024 9:54 am

My 11 year old was complaining he was way too hot in his new flashbomb this morning in Sydney. Told him to save it for Winter.

My 2/2 zipperless is easy as to get in and out of, warm and flexible. Cant say if its as good as yammy as havent tried one, but still a great suit.
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