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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
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    Board Quiver vs. Wetsuit Quiver

    Just curious, do you guys own more boards or wetsuits?

    I am currently tied at 5 boards (not counting beater), 5 wetsuits.

    One of my suits is an old busted leaky 3/2 that I had to replace but still keep around for warmer days when I don't mind the leaks, another is a shortie that I've had since I was 16 (now 29). Others are usual suspects. I just bought the 5th board recently so until then my wetsuit quiver was bigger.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2008
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    In a state of flux
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    3 suits, 8 boards

  3. #3
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    Mar 2012
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    Central FL
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    I have 4 boards I currently ride, I have a Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 3/2 full suit, 2:1 O'Neill Hammer Spring suit, long sleeve Hyperflex neoprene surf shirt, O'Neil Hammer wetsuit shorts (like half a spring suit), one pair of Xcel gloves, and one Xcel hood w/brim to throw on w/the 3:2 when necessary. I also have a pair of Quicksilver compression shorts that I wear under my shorts. That about covers it. Technically more boards that actual suits.

  4. #4
    7 or 8 boards, 3 suits. Ready to retire one of the suits, actually, and have this nervous twitch about actually pulling the trigger on a hooded R3 this year...

  5. #5
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    Jan 2009
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    Hilton Head Island - OB, SD
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    3 suits, 10 boards.

    But my wetsuit collection will continue to stay at 1 once I blow through my current suits. I plan to keep 1 4 mil for the winter down here and by May I am out of Rubber completely until about november. I could get by with a nice 3 mil, but I prefer warmth even though the water temps were only on the low 50s at its lowest point.

    In CA i wore a wetsuit basically year round unless there was hot weather in August. But a 3 and a 4 mil will get you through a whole year. Anything more than that is just luxury i suppose.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
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    philly - margate
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    4 suits 4 boards

  7. #7
    4 suits, a vest and 9 boards... only 6 ride-able, 2 wall hangers, 1 major rebuild project.

  8. #8
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    Mar 2011
    Location
    Texas
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    2 suits, 4 boards. One suitis just an extra I grew out of. I keep it for friends to borrow and because I keep hoping ill shed the pounds and get back into it.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    LI NY
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    Hmmm I think I need to go out and buy some new boards boards to adjust my board:wetsuit ratio. Clearly it is out of wack.

  10. #10
    Having more boards is necessary. There are lots of different types of waves which may require a different weapon. But when battling temperature, there are about 3 stages of cold battling suits you need to own... Depending on your geographical location.(but you guys already know that) Here is New Hammy/Mass I have 3 suits and 7 boards. But I'm always willing to add another board. The wetsuit always seems to be an afterthought for me, until I got rashes all over my neck and knees. Hate my winter suit, but love winter surfing. Its time for an upgrade, thanks for the reminder