Shorty Springsuit

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by GrantLee, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. GrantLee

    GrantLee Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2011
    Sorry to make another wetsuit thread, but reading through the stickied wetsuit thread didn't offer much insight into springsuits; more of a focus on fullsuits in that thread. So what brands and models do you all like as far as springsuits go? Water will start cooling off soon and I want something to bridge the gap between trunks and a 3/2
     
  2. NJSproductions

    NJSproductions Member

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    Jul 24, 2011
    I like to wear a 2 mill, short arm. Shorty's only have a small gap of use with the water temperature. 2 mill you can wear during Summer and in to mid November if you want to push it.
     

  3. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

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    Oct 3, 2008
    I don't wear my springsuit much. I pretty much go from trunks and a longsleeve rashie to the 3/2 sometime in early october. As a consequence, my O'neill Hammer 2/1 springie is about eight years old and is still pretty much good as new. You may get more use out of a 1.5mm long sleeve top w/trunks (for less money) than with buying a springie.

    Besides, nobody looks cool in a springie--unless you get a neon colored one and are going for a retro 80's look.
     
  4. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
  5. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    w/ these chilly, windy mornings we've been having here lately, my longsleeve spring has been getting a lot of use. it's great for things like that & actually stays in place, unlike a 1.5 or 2mil top.
     
  6. Erock

    Erock Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    X2 on the long sleeve spring. I have a 2mil Rip Curl DP that I will wear into about 65 degree water depending on the air. Since we probably have a longer window for moderate ocean temps down here in SE NC I wear it about 2 months/year on average.
     
  7. Greenflasher

    Greenflasher Active Member

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    Apr 15, 2007
    I wear an Billabong 2mm long leg/short arm. In NY, its good for late june, sept, and early oct before i need to put on a 3/2. I still have xcel shortie but i feel like i'm in a living colour video when wearing it so it pretty much stays in the closet unless it is a cool breezy summer day. The long leg, short arm combo works much better for me for longer sessions. Xcel, billabong, patagucci, matuse all make a decent one.
     
  8. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I picked up a 2mil Quicksilver shorty a few years ago off of eBay. I think I paid $15. It was used but in great shape - and it's held up extremely well. I thought I'd just use it between 3/2 and shorts weather but I actually wear it almost all the way through summer. It's super comfortable and I don't have to bother with sunscreen on my torso. Definitely recommend getting one.
     
  9. 15stwr

    15stwr Well-Known Member

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    Oct 5, 2010
    traditional springsuit is useless in my opinion.....go long sleeve spring, it perfectly bridges the gap from vest to 3/2. it is also the perfect suit to leave in your car in case of upwelling...
     
  10. DaMook

    DaMook Well-Known Member

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    Dec 30, 2009
    i dont wear springies becuase im too cheap. plus you can't see my b0ner when i wear one.
     
  11. rights4life

    rights4life Well-Known Member

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    Mar 29, 2012
    For sale: 6'0 x 18" x 2 1/8"

    Looking to get rid of this custom made board. Great condition. Pro box fin system (fits FCS fins). Works great in waves waist high and bigger, board is in great shape, has pressure dings but nothing major. Asking for $215 but willing to negotiate. Located in Salisbury, MD. Email if interested. Those pictures are from 2009, I surfed the board for about a year and a half.
     

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  12. GrantLee

    GrantLee Well-Known Member

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    Dec 28, 2011
  13. RIer

    RIer Well-Known Member

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    Jul 29, 2012
    I have the synchro in the short john. I like it a lot-- total freedom of arm movement, stretchy neoprene, no rashing at all. Check out Zappos-- they have a few wetsuits (including the Synchros) and it is free return shipping if you don't like it.
     
  14. fins369

    fins369 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 17, 2008
    Rip Curl E Bomb Pro. The extra stretchy material is unbelievable. Just make sure you take good care of it, as its built for infrequent use during heats, not repeated use by a typical surfer on a day in/day out basis. The 3/2 E bomb fullsuit is the same, unbelievably flexible, warm, but make sure you rinse it and hang it after every use. Both are absolutely worth the extra $$$$.