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  1. #21
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    Science is just how my head works. I always liked it... through school and through college... and eventually became a high school science teacher - physics, chem, bio, earth science.

    I think there's a best way to do everything. So I'm always looking for suggestions that make sense to me, and offering what I think is the best advice. And the irony is... well... I'm sure you've heard of Occam's Razor, right? The idea isn't to complicate things, but to distill problems and questions down to their simplest explanation. Ha!

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Hey, now I'm just axing a question so don't get all bent.

    Do any of y'all sometimes feel that y'all are making surfing too scientific, complicated, and detailed. Addressing every possible situational nuance, looking at computer swell models, disecting this, disecting that, predicting that, predicting this, axing this, axing that...............

    Wake up. Smoke dope. Go to the beach. Check the surf. Decide where to surf. Surf. Rinse wetsuit off. Smoke dope. Eat breakfast and be done with the rest.........does this exist anymore?

    Surfing was never meant to be complicated.
    This is valuable information PJB, we can all benefit from this thread. Surfing perplexes even the most intelligent at times...

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    This is valuable information PJB, we can all benefit from this thread. Surfing perplexes even the most intelligent at times...
    Well, I was always confused at how to handle the rubber. Now I'm undecided on the make, model and color of the hanger I use. Oh, and the size. Then I have to decide where, exactly, I'm going to hang that bad boy. Bathroom......garage...........I don't know. Then I need to rig a heating vent near the location of the hanging zone so my rubber gets dryed-off/warmed in the colder months.

    Oh shoot, where to put my boots and gloves? A hanger? Great now I need to get mini-hangers.......but what model and color?

    Bacteria? Oh man I never even thought aboot that one. Great.

    This is getting crazy. Maybe I'll just quit surfing. Hey, no shark problems that way, right?

  4. #24
    first off, never hang your wetsuit by the shoulders on a hanger. Even dry, the weight of the suit will stretch the thinner neoprene in the shoulders and accelerate the time in which they rip. I always hang mine folded at the waist, where the neoprene is thickest.

    Also, neoprene is fairly perishable. It's going to dry/weaken by sun, salt, stretching and just time, itself (the warranty on them is only about a year, so that says something). Aquaseal or any neoprene glue is a must to lengthen the life, but then things start getting pretty ratty looking, pretty quick.

    Maybe buy a cheaper suit next time, so when when water starts flushing in, you can buy a new one without it hurting your wallet so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddington Jetty Bear View Post
    Well, I was always confused at how to handle the rubber. Now I'm undecided on the make, model and color of the hanger I use. Oh, and the size. Then I have to decide where, exactly, I'm going to hang that bad boy. Bathroom......garage...........I don't know. Then I need to rig a heating vent near the location of the hanging zone so my rubber gets dryed-off/warmed in the colder months.

    Oh shoot, where to put my boots and gloves? A hanger? Great now I need to get mini-hangers.......but what model and color?

    Bacteria? Oh man I never even thought aboot that one. Great.

    This is getting crazy. Maybe I'll just quit surfing. Hey, no shark problems that way, right?
    Hang out long enough and you'll soon know the various methods to fold your suit so that it doesn't leave any creases. What I want to know is, how do I put my suit on without exposing myself to the innocent bystanders while doing the towel change in the parking lot, is there a special towel I need for this? What do I do if an old man catches me in the act and approaches me to express his displeasure with my changing methods?

    Should I...

    A. Keep my cool and drive off quietly, to not ruin parking there for the next fella

    B. Scream at him and tell him to F himself?

    or 3. Drop towel and wetsuit for all to see and wait for cops to arrive?