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Posted by Eric S on October 18, 2009 at 14:52:04:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wetsuits posted by Tao on October 18, 2009 at 14:33:01:

The one thing I want to reiterate is that a custom suit is cut to fit exactly, not an approximation of all divers.

You can order many different cuts and accessories from a custom maker. including spine pads, kevlar knees and elbows, thinner or thicker panels wherever you want them, zippers or no zippers, attached hoods, etc, and the list goes on.

The only thing OTR suits have over custom is price. If it fits great, if it doesn't then custom is the only way.
And stuffing someone in a size smaller doesn't count. Just because OTR suits are spongier also means that when they are stretched on the neoprene is already thinner where it is stretched over a larger body part reducing it's thermal effectiveness even further underwater.

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