The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:34 am

Ferral wrote:oneill 3mm SL wetsuits gloves.

Utter drivel, I've had them for under a month and they have torn next to the seams on one glove and all the the neoprene has 'rubbed' off the fingers on the other. absolutely fuming. whats worse is I've lost the receipt and packaging so i dont think I can return them :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

I've had a couple of pairs of O'Neill gloves which fell apart almost immediately but that was a couple years back. Looks like they've not done anything about it which is odd.
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Ferral » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:10 pm

Strangely the o'neil 1.5mm gloves I lost were great, which is why i got o'neill 3mm, but looking through a few other post lots of o'neill ones are bad.

guess i'll just coat them in wetsuit glue and man up a bit :lol:
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Microwebby » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:02 am

I bought a pair of those 3 mm O'neill Gooru gloves end of last year and they split just behind the palm after little more than a month, probably from taking them on and off (something you have to do with gloves right?). Took me a while to get round to taking them back and when I did it was more than three months since I got them. Shop sent them back to the distributor, and they gave me a new pair back today. Didn't have the receipt any more but found the payment on my bank statement which was OK with the shop.
So I got a new pair of gloves, but I still expect them to break again within a couple of months, so still feel like a mug
I think that I may have had the same problem with previous O'neill gloves, 3mm ones as well. I'll have to check my collection of knackered neoprene.
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby flacky » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:33 pm

I don't rate Billabong at all, but my gloves finally gave up on me really. Billabong 2mm, all the seam seals have split exposing the stitching, not sure if they leaked or not, hands didnt feel bulky, but still warm enough for 3 hours in baltic Anglesey at the weekend. Boots split too, right round the heel pulling them on last session, so had that to put up with. Think they were O Neill Mutant boots. Really good. Won't be replacing either, hopefully my last cold winter, so will tough it out.

I just can't understand why anyone wears 7mm gloves!
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby JayP » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:47 pm

Picked up a half price ripcurl heated rashy from surfdome a few weeks ago. My god they are good! Toasty toasty toasty!!!! I can stay in loads longer and my back doesn't seize up so I don't surf like a kook (well, not so much anyway!!). Very happy! :-D
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:30 pm

Actimist eye spray, you've probably seen the ads on tv, you spray it on your closed eyelids.

Didn't think it was helping to start with but began to notice my eyes were not red raw anymore, they still felt a bit raw but didn't look it. Big test was looking in the mirror after a surf when my eyes are usually glowing red, hardly red at all. Also my eyes get really crusty deposits; no longer! Hope you're not eating while reading this??

Downside is the cost - a f-f-f-f-f-fortune!
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby dermo909 » Wed May 01, 2013 9:11 pm

The zip on my Billabong revolution broke 3 teeth the last day I was out. Not impressed but Billabong are going to sort it out under warranty.
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Philshoz » Sat May 25, 2013 5:36 am

This looks interesting and well priced for a 'new to market' suit.....http://store.magicseaweed.com/product.php?productId=73427

I particularly like the old school, retro logo look. Or should I say plain black.....
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Microwebby » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:31 pm

If your thinking of getting an O'Neill Mutant winter suit then check out the difference in thickness between the Grey, Black, and Blue versions. The Grey, and Black, seem to have thicker neoprene on the arms, and possibly all over, than the Blue. They're supposed to be the same, but they're not. So you might get more winter suit for your money if you choose the right colour. Good suits for the price
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Sun May 04, 2014 9:49 am

Ok so I've been an advocate of C-Skins for a while (and O'Neil) but I noticed the other day my 2 season Sessions 5/3 suit has the seams coming apart in the lumbar region. Apart from the lining disintegrating in the sleeve ends which started happening almost immediately. If their current suits are this quality I wouldn't recommend as I'm now looking at a repair cost. My nine year old one still has no seam splitting but neither does it keep me warm anymore!!
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby tootes » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:36 am

in the last two weeks I have:
Pulled apart a seam getting into my rip curl e bomb
snapped a creatures of leisure leash
and had the thread go on the little nut that holds my fin into my single fin.

Also made repairs to three boards.
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby thechimp » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:28 am

What the coolest hipsters are wearing?............................. :lol:



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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:50 pm

Black wrote:My Christmas present, Casio G-Shock Gulfman watch:
Features for the surfer are; waterproof to depths beyond human ken, graphic display of tide state and moon phase, various alarm/timers, virtually indestructible.
Used it in the sea today & performed faultlessly. I must point out that the tides are calculated from your input of longitude & lunitidal interval but it doesn't actually give you the high/low tide times (as far as I can tell), just the graphic bar display which is in roughly hourly chunks. Also the graphic display for the moon phase is so small my old eyes can't see it, however you can easily bring up a digital display of the moon state in days. Its quite a chunky watch but light & comfy. If you have poor eyesight check you can read the display as some of it is quite small. Its design might not be to everyones taste but I like it & am well pleased.
I posted this in 2010 and have just had to put a new strap on it. Its been worn constantly (except night time) in the sea every session. Even the battery is still going (I don't use the illuminator much if at all).
I got a genuine strap for £20 because I don't think a cheapo £5 rubber one would withstand the attrition. Good watch!
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby ATTMFKH » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:28 pm

^^ My Casio Illuminator strap just broke - £14.99 for the watch and the strap is £9.99 FFS.

I will have a look at your Casio G-Shock Gulfman
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby JayP » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:40 pm

Watches.
A shackle to an illusory measurement.
A constant reminder you are not your own.
Break free man.
Break free!
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Philshoz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:59 pm

JayP wrote:Watches.
A shackle to an illusory measurement.
A constant reminder you are not your own.
Break free man.
Break free!
:wink:


^Totally agree Jay, haven't worn a watch for twenty years.
Maybe that's why I'm late for everything :idea:
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby JayP » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:10 pm

Yeah and why I'm always paddling over asking people like Black what time it is! :lol:
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:30 pm

Yep, as soon as you look at your watch someone gives it, "eh whats the time mate?"
I always tell 'em as time is power and I hold the power!
My preference would be no watch AT ALL but to have one is more relaxing in the real world.
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Re: The GEAR REVIEW Thread...

Postby Black » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:29 pm

Some may remember after my last gopro visited Davy Jones' locker I gave up on that crap but......

Got tempted by an unbranded cheapo-from-china : so for the self obsessed you can get a 4k (supposedly) camera with rear lcd and wifi for less than £25.

There's lots of features on this thing but the quick review is:
Good video quality (not as good as gopro but still impressive for the cash).
Poor battery life (doesn't last a whole session).
Its so cheap and light it floats!! (Handy for Mr Hamfisted eejit me)
No flashing light on the front to tell you its recording/dead battery.

For me its ideal as I don't worry so much about loosing an expensive bit of kit and I don't need broadcast quality as its just for fun.

Here's a still from today's video (1080p) which I've reduced in size but it gives you an idea.

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