Recent content by daave

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    YOLO ALERTS

    Have you ridden the Patterson yet? I only keep asking because I wanted to YOLO that one :) it disappeared from my cart and (not surprisingly) ended up on this thread. Ended up getting the 6'1" IF15 that they posted shortly after. Same dims. Don't know whether i'd prefer a 6'0" or 6'1" but the...
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    Futures F6 Thermo/FCS II DHD Glass Fins

    Two fin sets for sale. I’m in LB NY, if you want them shipped, add $5 F6 never used (these:https://futuresfins.com/products/thermotech-f6) $25 FCS II DHD Glass Fins Size L Ridden less than 5 times. These are big fins… construction is really nice. Look like new. Wish I had more use for them. $80
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    The Great Unbiased Wetsuit Review Thread

    For cheap suits, I'm still pretty happy with Vissla. They're stretchy and comfortable and don't leak like other similar suits I've had (xcel, needs, billabong). Was happy with my 7mm boots from last year so I also got some mittens and a pair of the slightly higher end 5mm boots. I still think...
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    Wetsuit: attached hood, yay or nay?

    Just get a 5mil. Unless you like 5-6 month breaks each year. If you're using a hooded 4/3 its going to be cold out anyway. No reason to limit yourself. With the right equipment it really doesn't feel that much colder.
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    Wetsuit: attached hood, yay or nay?

    IME Billabong has really small hoods compared to other brands. Good design but it’s tight if you have a big head.
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    Wetsuit: attached hood, yay or nay?

    I think the ear growth still happens with plugs. I am not a Dr. and don't have any real research. But I think the plugs stop infections and water issues - the hood helps with the cold water/bony growth.
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    Wetsuit: attached hood, yay or nay?

    There are a couple decent detached hoods (O’Neill and Xcel) but they’re still not as good or as comfy as the real deal. You also can’t really pull them down the same way.
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    YOLO ALERTS

    @kool-aid Have you ridden the Patterson yet?
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    Double Dank

    https://www.ridershack.com/surfboards/used-surfboards/used-511-ci-og-flyer-surfboard-31594.html Bonus - looks like the same dude might be selling its big brother with matching pad.
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    The Great Unbiased Wetsuit Review Thread

    I've always assumed the seams were a little more solid with the same thickness of rubber coming together.
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    The Great Unbiased Wetsuit Review Thread

    Close enough. Visslas maybe a touch roomier. They both fit my wide feet. Narrower ones, like O’Neills, do not work at all for me. Also, Fwiw, my xcels felt a little tighter than in years past.
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    The Great Unbiased Wetsuit Review Thread

    Bought a pair of Vissla 7mm boots midway through the winter. Love them. Feet were getting cold in my Xcel drylocks (new ones too - pretty disappointing after using them for 15 years). The Visslas are really comfortable, no velcro bs. Good amount of support from the rubber pieces (no flopping...
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    Daniel Jones Twin

    Which shop? Not poaching - would just like to check one out.
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    Varial foam Article/Ride Reports?

    Damn that’s a bummer Aruka. Sorry to hear that. They grab anything else?
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    Under sink water filter?

    My city has terrible water and getting a little sick of dealing with the 5 gallon jugs. Any recommendations?