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  1. #11
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    I just got a ebomb 5.5/4.5. First time wearing it today in 43 degree water with 15-20 mph wnw winds. I was sweating at times. Really amped on the warmth. Only knock is the knee area is a bit stiff. I usually only wear O'Neil and love them, but this one was on sale from 339$ to $259. Im pretty excited with it. But maybe the good surf this morning helped me like it more.

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    I have the f bomb.. Thing is unreal, but what's the e bomb exacty ? I thought the f Bomb was rip curls cold suit.
    Its a more flexible version of the suit, and doesn't have the flash lining. Still really warm though.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    I have the f bomb.. Thing is unreal, but what's the e bomb exacty ? I thought the f Bomb was rip curls cold suit.
    They actually don't make the f-bomb anymore. They went straight e-bomb then H-bomb (powered suit). then realizing they needed a supreme cold water suit that people could afford - the Flashbomb replaced it. i got one for like 370 although they can run up to 500. stupid expensive but when the water is cold i'll pay up. they got us by the hanging bull

  4. #14
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    Bombs are the best suits

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickM View Post
    They actually don't make the f-bomb anymore. They went straight e-bomb then H-bomb (powered suit). then realizing they needed a supreme cold water suit that people could afford - the Flashbomb replaced it. i got one for like 370 although they can run up to 500. stupid expensive but when the water is cold i'll pay up. they got us by the hanging bull
    I got my f bomb last winter For 450 I think. It was the most expensive one I could get besides Patagonia. F bomb is very flexible I think.. It's wearing thin as of recently tho... Probably has 30 good sessions in it that's all

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    I got my f bomb last winter For 450 I think. It was the most expensive one I could get besides Patagonia. F bomb is very flexible I think.. It's wearing thin as of recently tho... Probably has 30 good sessions in it that's all
    Yeah - did you buy it online or in shop? It could have been on the hangar for a year or two. Are the shoulders where it is thinning? My bombs thinned out there but only after two years. East Of Maui in Dewey beach DE was selling an F bomb that was at least 1 if not 2 years old for 400 this past summer. I even mentioned it and the guy was like naw man new suit. I chuckled. New to the owner means new I guess.

  7. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIsurfer View Post
    So, I'm saving up for a new wintersuit and keep seeing this bad boy at my local shop. For $225, should I do it?
    I have one in Providence, used only one season, either L or M/T. Ping me if you want it for a steal price. Wearing Isurus now, 4/3 gets me through the winter.

  8. #18
    My general experience with Rip Curl winter suits is they tend to be the lightest softest neoprene of the "normal" manufacturers, and are awsome the first year. But year 2 mine have always started leaking, they seem to lack on the durability.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by NickM View Post
    Yeah - did you buy it online or in shop? It could have been on the hangar for a year or two. Are the shoulders where it is thinning? My bombs thinned out there but only after two years. ...
    that's why I never hang my suit by the shoulders. Hanging by the waist gets significant longer life out of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    My general experience with Rip Curl winter suits is they tend to be the lightest softest neoprene of the "normal" manufacturers, and are awsome the first year. But year 2 mine have always started leaking, they seem to lack on the durability.
    o'neill "technobutter" suits are the lightest, by a wide margin.

    Rips Curl's "liquid tape" has improved exponentially over the years, but O'neill's is still better/longer lasting...which makes sense considering they invented it and have years of R&D over Rip Curl

  10. #20
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    I don't mind paying top dollar for a winter suit.. It's so important in Maine. So that said what's the absolute best winter suit, I'm talking surf when it's 10 degrees and windy. I figured its Patagonia.. Which is on my list of needs. Unfortunately surfers in the north need this gear to have a good time.