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Indo Trip - gear question #2862509
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Heading to the Mentawai Islands on Oct 31 for 11 days on the Samudra Biru. Any suggestions on reef booties (regular or split toe, brand, etc)? It is OK to wear them here, right?


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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862528
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Putting it simply, there could be times where having booties would be nice to have over there. If you are comfortable using them I'd bring a pair. I havent seen a lot of guys using them, but have seen a couple of guys who wished they had been wearing them.

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Heading to the Mentawai Islands on Oct 31 for 11 days on the Samudra Biru. Any suggestions on reef booties (regular or split toe, brand, etc)? It is OK to wear them here, right?

Only with a springsuit ban


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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862539
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you save up your money, get time off work and the family - go on a magical indo boat trip and you score the wave of your life under beautiful sumatran skies and someone captures it on a camera and ...

....the picture will be forever ruined by you wearing booties - for the rest of your life you will look at that magical photo and be forever bummed that you wore booties to jump off a boat

Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: Truth] #2862540
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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862550
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Guy on podcast said to find reef socks. Wear them if you have to walk over reef like at gland. Then take them off and put them in your pocket when surfing.

Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: Truth] #2862557
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Originally Posted By: Truth
you save up your money, get time off work and the family - go on a magical indo boat trip and you score the wave of your life under beautiful sumatran skies and someone captures it on a camera and ...

....the picture will be forever ruined by you wearing booties - for the rest of your life you will look at that magical photo and be forever bummed that you wore booties to jump off a boat


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You dont need booties in the Ments. Have a great trip! Youre stocked.

Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862623
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reef booties are strictly for those who practice that other sport, no, not surfing exactly.

falling, i think they call it. especially the hard core heavy duty fallers, the ones who practice their sport with repeated success....

... IN THE IMPACT ZONE!!!

drowning


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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862851
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Surfing from a boat, you probably won't need them, but they're a great backup to have, should you get a decent cut on your foot.

95% in Indo I surf barefoot. Some reefs require them at low tide in order to get in and out.

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Originally Posted By: Truth
you save up your money, get time off work and the family - go on a magical indo boat trip and you score the wave of your life under beautiful sumatran skies and someone captures it on a camera and ...

....the picture will be forever ruined by you wearing booties - for the rest of your life you will look at that magical photo and be forever bummed that you wore booties to jump off a boat


roflmao

Walking out at low tide Uluwatu sucked. Reef socks that you can stuff in your pocket and not blow said photo, now thats a novel idea.

Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: PhatCruiser] #2862867
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Forget the reef booties

You're spending 10 days on a small boat with a bunch of dudes.

Pack a couple of porno mags and some Jergens instead. monkey


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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2862876
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Forget the reef booties

You're spending 10 days on a small boat with a bunch of dudes.

Pack a couple of porno mags and some Jergens instead. monkey

One of these maybe....









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Re: Indo Trip - gear question [Re: Maz] #2862902
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Originally Posted By: Maz
Surfing from a boat, you probably won't need them, but they're a great backup to have, should you get a decent cut on your foot.

95% in Indo I surf barefoot. Some reefs require them at low tide in order to get in and out.
This exactly....I just got back a couple days ago and saw that rig cruising to different spots during my trip. I brought a pair but never got cut so they stayed packed the entire trip. Returned them to surf shop yesterday

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Truth is right. 100% do not need them.


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Just toughen up your feet before the trip!

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