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Put Blu Tack in your ears, shove a deckchair up your nose...

Postby Kookbarge » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:55 pm

.....buy a jumbo jet and then bury all your clothes.

Has anyone tried Blu Tack yet for use as earplugs? According to a surfing journo writing in the Cornishman newspaper last week dated March 15th Blu Tack is excellent as long as you do not get it stuck in your hair. lol. The gentleman that wrote this is called Sam Bleakley, he is a good surfer and ultimately recommends that we make appointments through the audiology department of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro and they will give a test, measure up our ears with silicon gel which hardens to the exact shape. 30 - 45 pounds a set he writes.

Just figured I would bring this to others attention just incase you do not read that paper. A doctor on Fistral beach recently checked lots of surfers ears for abnormal bone grow and found that 90% of surfers are in need of some action to stop the problem.

It has come to the point where the surfing community is being taken in hand by the professionals and personally I am very grateful for this.
Would like to see things from your point of view but cannot seem to get my head that far up my arse.
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Postby J L » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:58 pm

Pardon I can't hear you :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll get my coat :roll:
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Postby The Hoff » Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:59 pm

Been using it for years.
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Postby johnnyb » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:26 pm

Started using it this winter after a few ear problems. Seems to work well but the silence is a bit unnerving.
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Postby Ferral » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:32 pm

I always get water stuck in behind the blutack and it really annoys me, a few guys seem to swear by swimmers ear plugs, pretty cheap and apparently work well. theyy look like little mushrooms. a twat cap keep a lot of the water out in winter anyway,.
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Postby Snowfun » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:34 pm

johnnyb wrote:Started using it this winter after a few ear problems. Seems to work well but the silence is a bit unnerving.


i just listen to the voices :lol:
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Postby REO » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:36 pm

most of the lads round here use blue tak
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Postby North Devon Lad » Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:51 pm

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I find these do the trick!

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Postby weaver » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:18 pm

Was advised by the doc to use silicon, did'nt realise til it was too late he meant gel not grease and I've now got the slippiest ear wax in the country....................... :-D
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Postby surferjak » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:27 pm

i get bad earaches if get cold sea water into my ears so i use blu tak
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Postby surferjak » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:28 pm

Sninhosa Da Costa wrote:
johnnyb wrote:Started using it this winter after a few ear problems. Seems to work well but the silence is a bit unnerving.


i just listen to the voices :lol:


Iv got complety used to it and can hear with them on now
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Postby stephh » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:31 pm

When we bought our van that was a rather dodgy looking lump of blu tack in the front - I'm sute it had ear wax mixed in - yuk :shock: :-D

Personally I just use some Ear Seals - do the trick and quite cheap and less yukky than blu tack reused :wink:
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Postby jimo69 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:37 pm

blue tack has been the ear plug of choice for those in the know for years,cheap,re-usable(one blob normally lasts a couple of months) and isnt a pain to get more when you get them blasted out of your ears on a big beat down.
one 99p pack should last the good part of a year. 8)
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Postby mal-nourished » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:39 pm

call me weird but my ears seem to have built there own barrier to the cold and water in the way of hair the insides of my ears are like a piggys ear seems to do the job... :wink: on a different note my daughter put a tooth in her ear cause she wanted the tooth fairy to leave some money only found out 2 days after had to go treliske hospital to get removed.... :oops: :oops:
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Postby village-idiot » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:39 pm

plenty cheap options if blutack is too messy:

http://www.safetysupplies.co.uk/trolleyed/4/index.htm
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Postby jimo69 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:49 pm

the problem with normal ear plugs like those is the fact they come out incredibly easily whereas blue tack is sticky so stays put. :wink:
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Postby village-idiot » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:51 pm

do you not find blutack goes hard and smooth rather than sticky in the cold?
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Postby jimo69 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:22 pm

you need to roll it in your hands to warm it up before squidging it in :wink:
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Postby smelly skater » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:14 pm

:-D the way forward http://www.soundguard.co.uk/swimming.html just say no to blu tack !!!!!!!!!!! :thumbleft:
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Postby jimo69 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:20 pm

sell out :oops: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby Reefrider » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:23 pm

shove the bluetack inside the sleeve of your wetty... walk down to the sea.... your bluetack is now nice and squiggy to bung in ya lugholes!

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Postby fusionextreme » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:27 pm

i use proplugs find they fit really well and don't let much water in, tried using blutack but it just fell out mid sesh so i had to go in because i get really painful earaches when cold water enters my ears. :-(
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Postby mealy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:38 pm

smelly skater wrote::-D the way forward http://www.soundguard.co.uk/swimming.html just say no to blu tack !!!!!!!!!!! :thumbleft:

I was soooo waiting for that plug to come! :roll: :lol:
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Postby smelly skater » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:41 pm

:lol: just doing my job :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Postby jimo69 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:58 pm

it amazes me the amount of sausage some people will inhale for some free earplugs eh smelly :oops: :oops: :roll: :twisted: :twisted: :lol:
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Postby Matteeboy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:15 pm

£65 for surfing ones, £400 for shooting ones?!!
Woud rather just squidge a wet turd in my ears.

Never had ear problems apart from a sort of humming sound that no one else seems to be able to hear!
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Postby smelly skater » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:20 pm

:lol: :lol: u say that mattee thats wat i would of said before i got surfers ear bad !!!! wats 65 quid if u keep good hearing and dont need to have a operation where they have to drill your ears out with a black and decker :wink: :wink: f**k u jim :lol: :lol:
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Postby Matteeboy » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:38 pm

Ear plugs in case of surfers ear - Check.
Gath helmet in case of reef collision - Check.
Padded wetty in case of collision- Check.
Aqualung in case of long hold down - Check.

Oh feck, I can't move now... :cry:
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Postby Ferral » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:44 pm

thats ok just get someone to tow you in :lol: :lol:
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Postby smelly skater » Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:44 pm

now thats just being f**king stupid fact is if you surf for a long time in cold water you have a real good chance of getting surfers ear did u not f**king see spotlight the other night !!!!!! :wink: :lol: :lol: i hope u f**king get it you b**stard just to prove a point !!! but dont come running for me for advice cause u wont f**king get ok !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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