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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Tex » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:52 am

a 6/5/4 Hyperflex that has colors....unreal. Pricing seems fair.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Fri May 24, 2019 1:31 pm

Been rocking some old Hotline back ups since loosing my booties. Got a deal earlier in the week on the 5mil Drylock split toe from Moment at 20% off. They showed up within 2 days. Out of the box not as comfy as Hotlines. They fit kinda to snug, but may stretch out a little. After 1st surf with not a ton of wave time they seem to have a nice board feel. No leakage and pretty warm. We'll see about durability. Hope to get a few years if not more out of them.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:27 am

Need to replace my current suit which is going on 2 years now and approx 80 to 90 sessions. Although the ONeil Psycotechs and the TB 3 have been money for me last 6 years or so, contemplating some Japanese prene. Perhaps an Issurus?
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Spent » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:43 am

For those on a budget I can highly recommend Needs Essentials. I picked up a 4/3 a few months back and its been as good as my Infinitis. I can't really attest to durability yet but so far so good.

https://www.needessentialsusa.com/

Might pick up the 'ultra premium' hooded 4/3 for the Fall.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:42 pm

Think a 4/3 will cut it? Interesting no smooth skin. Good for flex maybe not so good for wind? Looked at these and price is right, but not sure I'd gamble for primary suit. Lots of sales out there right now as the 2020-2021's come in.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Spent » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:03 pm

Sept- Dec I wear 4/3s a fair bit. I don't get as cold as some people though.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby buoyhead » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:27 am

Bought a Xcel 5 1/2, 4 1/2 CompX last January from Seaside Surf Shop. Presently has about 40-50 surfs with no sign of deterioration. Seams intact, no tape coming unglued. I like the absence of smooth rubber. Super warm (too warm sometimes) The most lightweight and flexible suit I’ve owned in over 40 years of surfing on the Oregon coast. Easy to get in and out of and dries in a jiffy.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 am

Good to know...... found them for a steal at 286! Didn't realize those were made with Japanese rubber.

https://www.evo.com/wetsuits/xcel-5545-comp-x-tdc-hooded-wetsuit?image=144922/590176/xcel-5-5-4-5-comp-x-tdc-hooded-wetsuit-black.jpg&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsMvGk9jk4wIVF6rsCh03dwx6EAkYDCABEgJFLfD_BwE

I guess with the interior liner you can get away with no smooth skin. I like the concept, but always thought the smooth skin was essential for blocking the wind which is almost always prevalent when I surf esp those clod Winter easties. I'll take your word for it though.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby buoyhead » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:18 pm

I like the nylon outside because the stitching is inside and outside the suit, as opposed to the smooth rubber with the stitching only on the inside. Always had a problem with the seams pulling apart. The old Hotlines I wore in the 80’s and 90’s lasted a long time but were stiff as a board. The Xcel is super flexible. Makes me feel 10 years younger ;)
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Howly Wolf » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:45 pm

Ditto on the CompX. Been switching off between that and an older Infiniti over the last year. Noticeable difference between the two in weight, flex, insulation, drying time, and durability-- all in favor of the CompX. Still not 100% sold on the magnet latched zippers, but the feature's certainly convenient (when it works). Had no issues with it in bitter cold offshores. .

Checked out the Psycho Tech and while it looks like a killer suit, the codpiece trips me out. Is there a function to that or is it just for Clockwork Orange vibes?

Gonna pony up for some plugs soon. I'm thinking Surf Ears for the vented vault— that way I can hear what’s going on around me, but pretend I don’t.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:43 am

Howly not sure what ya mean by codepiece..... Psycotecs are dope suits esp if purchased on sale at 20 to 30 percent off. I find they fit the stocky and Dad bod types quite well and durability has been quite good.

CompX on order and we'll see about fit. Hard to beat the price.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Howly Wolf » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:27 am

I've heard nothing but good reviews for the Psycho Tech-- would be into trying one, but for the price. I hope you dig the Comp X, Major-- I'd be interested in your take on how it compares with O'Neill.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Major Lazer » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:06 am

Aye haha the package holda....... feels great and beats the mangina syndrome often experienced with other suits.
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Re: Wetsuit thread

Postby Rizenshine » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Anyone have experience with Feral wetsuits out of SF? I like the price point and the minimal branding but wonder about quality of stitching/construction: https://feralsurfing.com/collections/we ... oded-654mm
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