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    i had a similar problem on my lost bottomfeeder. ...

    i had a similar problem on my lost bottomfeeder. i just used a dead blow hammer (or rubber hammer) and put the fins in and then took them out a couple times. they clearanced themselves.
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    yes. if you usually wear them then definetly...

    yes.

    if you usually wear them then definetly wear them in the winter reguardless of your suit.
  3. Thread: TS Melissa

    by ioman2
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    just get a 4/3 with an attached hood...opps, i...

    just get a 4/3 with an attached hood...opps, i just respond to all SI questions that way
  4. Thread: Worst fall ever

    by ioman2
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    last fall i rode my prime-time short board...

    last fall i rode my prime-time short board everytime out. this fall i had to get a tiny wave short board and ended using my longboard way too much.

    did the water get colder quicker this year?
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    how about an alpaca beanie? ...

    how about an alpaca beanie?


    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/278/687/079b2685cb6b6f315307ea7a342af15d_large.jpg
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    last year i was given a ripcurl 1.5mm heated vest...

    last year i was given a ripcurl 1.5mm heated vest and wore that under my hooded 4/3. i wore that until the beginning of January in new hampshire. i wore the vest under an old winter suit but...
  7. the forecast seems to be getting smaller now.......

    the forecast seems to be getting smaller now.... i hope i'm wrong.
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    this product is so unrealistic... i didn't see...

    this product is so unrealistic... i didn't see any sponsorship stickers on the board.
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    i always think that after a long period of...

    i always think that after a long period of flatness, surf shop reports usually inflate the size of the very next swell. i'd do the same thing too.
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    yes, and that place is called Canada!

    yes, and that place is called Canada!
  11. take the suit back to the shop and have them send...

    take the suit back to the shop and have them send it back to Xcel. it will come back as good as new. every Xcel suit i owned i had to have this done too.




    my first winter suits and 4/3's...
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    i used to surf a jetty in ventura, ca that was...

    i used to surf a jetty in ventura, ca that was never crowed and always fantastic. a left barrel off the jetty. about 10 years ago the army corps of engineers remade the jetty and it was never that...
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    i'd recommend rincon or aguadilla. the surf will...

    i'd recommend rincon or aguadilla. the surf will be some be either flat, chest high, or well over head and pounding. it always seems to be one of the three for me.
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    if you go to blacks and surf far enough around...

    if you go to blacks and surf far enough around the corner.....you wont have to wear anything at all.

    (i once had a run in with a bare ass body boarder aka a creepy old dude there)
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    el porto /thread

    el porto

    /thread
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    i've found the GF to come in handy. i'm 6'4"...

    i've found the GF to come in handy.
    i'm 6'4" 220lbs so not your average shortboarder.

    I rode a ...Lost Round Nose Fish for years and loved it. it was
    6’4 21.5 2.75
    (42.1cl)
    GF = .43

    I...
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    i've never had to lie to go surfing instead of...

    i've never had to lie to go surfing instead of working. i just say, "i'm leaving work early to surf" or "i'm coming in late because i'm surfing." done.
  18. Thread: Stinky Wetsuit

    by ioman2
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    i just use a little of my liquid laundry soap. ...

    i just use a little of my liquid laundry soap.

    i soak it for a while and then rinse very very well with fresh water. It might be a little harder on the suit but i use my suits enough that I'm...
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    after getting a couple dings, i traced the nose...

    after getting a couple dings, i traced the nose and tail of my boards in a thin plywood added a inch or two and duct taped it to the top of the top board and the bottom of the bottom board. it has...
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    how often do you go to that shop? was it the...

    how often do you go to that shop? was it the owner or just a lazy kid?

    in my surf bag i have every same surf related item i could ever use. spare fins, keys, screws, plates, etc. by having...
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    california has a ton of beginner spots. my...

    california has a ton of beginner spots.

    my favorite moments of learning to surf in california were:
    1) the quality waves
    2) the first fight i saw over a wave
    3) the first fight i was...
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    will you being "goin' feral?" if you go to...

    will you being "goin' feral?"

    if you go to the gringo bars in say Rincon, the food will cost you the same as in the mainland. maybe the booze is a little cheaper.

    depending where you are...
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    If your work sends you to California take...

    If your work sends you to California take advantage of the opportunity. You will be able to make your own judgments on the west vs east coast. I guarantee you will not say in 10 years, "i wished i...
  24. Thread: Wetsuit Fit?

    by ioman2
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    local surf shops are usually good at helping you...

    local surf shops are usually good at helping you find the proper fit.
  25. Thread: Ear Problems?

    by ioman2
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    i've used macs aqua blocks for the last 8 or 9...

    i've used macs aqua blocks for the last 8 or 9 winters in new england. i now have to wear them any time i surf in any water temp. eliminates the "ice cream headache" too.
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