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RIP CURL R1 AUTO SIL S/WATCH Great features include:
* The RIP CURL R1 AUTO retails for around $350.00 AUD or $400.00 NZD
* Stainless Steel
* Screw Crown - 4 seals for extreme waterproofing
* Jewelled movements
* Waterproof tested up to 100 Meters

Rip Curl is a major Australian manufacturer and retailer of surfing sportswear (also known as boardwear.) The company was founded in 1969 by Doug Warbrick and Brian Singer in Torquay, Victoria, Australia and initially produced surfboards. In 1970, they decided to begin production of wetsuits, with emphasis on transforming diving technology into a wetsuit suitable for surfing. Rip Curl has become one of the largest boardwear brands in Australia, Europe and South America and is also active in North America.

RED protection is a side project for the world most famous Burton snowboard company. With such a strong and well known team of riders Burton knew that there team of test pilots would be simply the best in the world. With this in mind Red snowboard protection was born with one aim to build quality safety gear for riders who are likely to push their equipment to the limit every time. Red snowboarding produces helmets, shorts and all body protection for those who board on the edge.

"The name "Rip Curl" was taken from a vee-bottom surfboard that cofounder Warbrick bought in 1968, upon which he'd written "Rip Curl Hot Dog." The words didn't mean anything, he later admitted. "Except ripping was groovy; surfing the curl was groovy; we wanted to be groovy - so that was it."

- Matt Warshaw, "Encyclopedia of Surfing" a quote from Doug Warbrick

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