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PostSubject: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:57 pm

and why I wear ear plugs...don't wait till it's too late

http://surf.transworld.net/1000077285/features/surfers-ear-symposium/
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:49 pm

funny you should post this up now Marc !! My ears had a bashing on saturday when i was practising my heelside backroll, and front flip to fakie!!

need to get some ear plugs Smile)



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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:00 pm

you should be practicing your ass over tit flips and your head plan rolls
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:06 pm

tonyn wrote:
you should be practicing your ass over tit flips and your head plan rolls


yeah, thats what I meant !! Smile LOL



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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:32 pm

you guys! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:41 pm

Been reading into this quite a bit and im definitely going to get some ear plugs!

has anyone had had any experience with "Doc's Proplugs"?
"Surfplugs" do custom made ones but there are around the £100 mark I know my ears are worth way more but are they really that much better than others?

Struggling to find other products that fit the bill................

experience or reviews would be much appreciated thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:08 pm

Marc wears the surf plugs and swears by them, custom made like you said, so absolutely no water gets in and if you are unfortunate enough to loose just one, you can order, just the one you lost without having to order another pair. A friend of ours posted on FB not that long ago that he had spent a month off the water and work because of pain and ringing in his ears, due to surfers ear, I'm now seriously thinking of getting some ear plugs, not that Marc hasn't been trying to persuade me for the last year :-)

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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:59 pm

Okay thank you for your help, Yeah I think its definitely worth it!
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:39 pm

Where's the link for the place you got your earplugs Marc, the made to measure ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:59 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:46 am

Just had a company health check and worryingly they said that I had the start of surfers ear so am now defo going to get some to prevent any further damage. Don't like the thought of having my ears removed!!

Marc do you have the leash attached to the ones that you use or are yours loose and do they stay in ok. I guess your hearing becomes somewhat muted when wearing them just like conventional ear plugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:20 am

I didn't have a leash attached to mine when I bought some, because they are custom and they are designed to be a very snug fit, didn't have problems with loosing them both kitesurfing and kayaking. personal preference I guess. ( I have lost them now though a mislay occurring somewhere between the UK and Portugal Sad non water related ) In terms of hearing , I found that certain pitches I could hear but some I couldn't, no different to any other form of plug.

Ears removed??!! Don't think they'd go that far, but drilling them out sounds just as horrific!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:09 pm

Marc doesn't have the leash, they did say it's preference but some people said they had a ringing from them as the wind made it vibrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:36 pm

I actually lost one of mine in the wave comp the other week and have just ordered a replacement (as they will remake them from the moulds they have)
But it is the first I've lost in the last year.

We recently bought these after hearing good things about them but have not tried them yet.

ps I am back to BluTac whilst I wait for the replacement and can't recommend it enough and cheap as chips too!
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:39 am

Ha, yeah I think I'll try the blue tac first. Not in the water anywhere near as often as you Marc.
Prevention better than cure but preventing further deterioration is a must for sure, wouldn't even have known but the company medical.
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PostSubject: Re: Surfers Ear   Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:57 pm

Make sure it's proper blue tac, NOT white tac, it goes soft and u can't get it out properly :-0
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