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Created by 808-Obsession Sunday, 12 Aug 2018
808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 5:05PM
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So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...

philthyphil
NSW, 7 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 5:59PM
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No need for rashies anymore, these wetties are fantastic quality for the price.

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 6:03PM
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philthyphil said..
No need for rashies anymore, these wetties are fantastic quality for the price.


Cheers Phil. Didn't want to spend huge $$ so willing to give them a crack

colas
2639 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 4:34PM
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No need for rashies anymore with modern wetsuits

What I do however is at the start of the season to rub in some petroleum jelly on the inside of the collar rim. Otherwise I may get some chafing after long sessions.

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 6:40PM
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colas said..
No need for rashies anymore with modern wetsuits

What I do however is at the start of the season to rub in some petroleum jelly on the inside of the collar rim. Otherwise I may get some chafing after long sessions.


Merci, Colas. Shows you how long I've been out of the game!

Hoppo3228
VIC, 207 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 9:36PM
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vaseline especially when they are brand new. no rashy needed.

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1563 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 9:40PM
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Well, there you go! I haven't stopped wearing a rashy! That's going to feel weird without one...

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 5:33AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
vaseline especially when they are brand new. no rashy needed.


Thanks Hoppo

micksmith
VIC, 1171 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 7:25AM
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Try it without any lubricants mate, particularly petroleum based. If any needed try lanolin. I have the need 2mm its been great for vic spring/autumn

Tardy
2340 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 5:51AM
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just wash them after use right through with a little bit of soap .or shampoo ,thats what stops the rash .

i found it colder with the rashie underneath.it held the water in ..

a good pee warms you up . at the beginning of the surf not just before you get out .

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 4:01PM
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Tardy said..
just wash them after use right through with a little bit of soap .or shampoo ,thats what stops the rash .

i found it colder with the rashie underneath.it held the water in ..

a good pee warms you up . at the beginning of the surf not just before you get out .


I do remember that bit!

E T
QLD, 2277 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 7:59AM
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808-Obsession said..
So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...


The best advice I can give you, and this is from a fellow Queenslander, is HTFU.

ET.

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 1:28PM
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E T said..

808-Obsession said..
So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...



The best advice I can give you, and this is from a fellow Queenslander, is HTFU.

ET.

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E T said..

808-Obsession said..
So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...



The best advice I can give you, and this is from a fellow Queenslander, is HTFU.

ET.




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E T said..

808-Obsession said..
So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...



The best advice I can give you, and this is from a fellow Queenslander, is HTFU.

ET.


Easier said than done... I grew up surfing Mornington Peninsula in mid winter without a worry but the old bones just can't take it any more!!

riverider
TAS, 878 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 5:03PM
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E T said..

808-Obsession said..
So...have bit the bullet and ordered a 2mm short-arm steamer from NeedEssentials to stay a bit more toasty through winter in SE QLD. May be an odd question, but when I used to prone-surf many many years ago, it was the done thing to wear a rashie under the wettie. Having not squeezed into full-body rubber for 20+ years, is it still something that needs a rashie under it or have wetties improved and no longer need the extra layer to prevent chafing under the arms / around the neck? Bit of a yeast-filled kooky question, I know...



The best advice I can give you, and this is from a fellow Queenslander, is HTFU.

ET.


And this advice is coming from someone that wears booties while paddling in Noosa

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 5:34PM
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Wettie arrived today - damn good service! Ordered Sunday from Vic. and arrived Tuesday 0930am in Brissy. First time putting on a chest-zip suit is a bit of an adventure it must be said, but assume it'll get easier with practice & working out a sequence.

Now if only I can come up with a plausible explanation for my wife having come home and found me neck to ankle in black rubber...

colas
2639 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 3:40PM
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808-Obsession said..
First time putting on a chest-zip suit is a bit of an adventure it must be said, but assume it'll get easier with practice & working out a sequence.


The only trick to know is on removal, to focus on getting the left elbow out, then you can take a breath and continue.

There are actually some videos on youtube showing how it is done.

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 5:47PM
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colas said..

808-Obsession said..
First time putting on a chest-zip suit is a bit of an adventure it must be said, but assume it'll get easier with practice & working out a sequence.



The only trick to know is on removal, to focus on getting the left elbow out, then you can take a breath and continue.

There are actually some videos on youtube showing how it is done.


I'll check it out. Thanks Colas

Th0m0
QLD, 522 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 7:13PM
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808-Obsession said..
Wettie arrived today - damn good service! Ordered Sunday from Vic. and arrived Tuesday 0930am in Brissy. First time putting on a chest-zip suit is a bit of an adventure it must be said, but assume it'll get easier with practice & working out a sequence.

Now if only I can come up with a plausible explanation for my wife having come home and found me neck to ankle in black rubber...


Hope you didn't have the lubricant in your hand or your gone

808-Obsession
QLD, 285 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 7:25PM
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Th0m0 said..

808-Obsession said..
Wettie arrived today - damn good service! Ordered Sunday from Vic. and arrived Tuesday 0930am in Brissy. First time putting on a chest-zip suit is a bit of an adventure it must be said, but assume it'll get easier with practice & working out a sequence.

Now if only I can come up with a plausible explanation for my wife having come home and found me neck to ankle in black rubber...



Hope you didn't have the lubricant in your hand or your gone




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