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    Why do boardshorts suck so much.

    I hate how every time I buy a pair of board shorts after 2 weeks of surfing the waist size stretches out like 2 sizes. I usually buy 30s and my suit size is 32. Even then, after a while I feel like im going to lose my shorts duck diving. I know I am not the only one. Why cant they just make some with a real drawstring? ..and I realize the pockets go back so youre not lying on your keys but a real pocket would be nice too for when you're not in the water.

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    what boardies are you buying? i've NEVER had this experience.

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    I don't wear boardshorts I wear exercise shorts. Never fall, never chaf, super light weight and dry fast. Add to that they cost about $15 a pair. I save the boardshorts for the pre and post session.

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    i have some hurleys that have stretched out like crazy...almost to the point that they make me look like i lost 5 waist sizes lol

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    Rusty, Hurley Lower end Phantoms, Quiksilver Cyphers.. Billabong amphibians or whatever they are called are pretty good about it though. I just dont get why they dont have a real drawstring.

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    eat some big mac's

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    Some boardshorts have a real drawstring. I think Imperial Motion is one brand. Some others come with another set of holes to thread the string through so you can pull them tighter, I know some of the Cyphers have that and a few other brands.

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    Surf naked n poop n the water. Ull have the line up to urself guaranteed. But its probably the beer n stickn ur hand down ur pants everytime u see a wave that stretches them out. Thats what does it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-T-R-E-T-C-H View Post
    Surf naked n poop n the water. Ull have the line up to urself guaranteed. But its probably the beer n stickn ur hand down ur pants everytime u see a wave that stretches them out. Thats what does it for me
    nothing but truth

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    Yah. Hear that. O'Neill Superfreaks that fit me nicely from a few years back are like Omar the Tentmaker boardshorts now.

    Planned obsolescence...? Or merely 'made in China'......or.....'made in the Dominican Republic'....or wherever....by our wonderful 'homegrown' American firms.......ok not trying to get political here, it's late & there's been, like, no friggin waves, ok? I'm a bit pent up.

    Either way, the long-term quality of products for Americans departed several decades ago. So, your boardshorts are what is termed 'planned obsolescence.'

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