Japanese wetsuit manufacturers develop their websites for the Japanese market. The US market is probably pretty low on the list when it comes to sales, hence the piecemeal mishmash of webpages in broken English. It's tough to navigate but usually best to talk to their US reps instead and have them send you pics.Sorry I know i posted this before but if you're goong to charge a premium for a good wetsuit at least design a website that explains the product and price. And why are you hanging your suits by the shoulders?
how long does this velcro last?
from Feral's site
The main difference is in the elongation properties—#40 is stretchier than #39—but it's also worth noting that #40 is slightly heavier than #39. We only use #40 rubber in the upper body because when we tested the suits that was the only place we noticed the stretch, and there's no reason to make a heavier suit just because 100 percent #40 Yamamoto sounds good for marketing purposes.
There's multiple materials and formulas for neoprene.it does. But I’m curious as to specifically who uses what type of rubber that’s superior to Yamamoto 39 &/or 40 - Casa has stated that some suits coming out of Japan do so - I believe; so would be great to know suit manufacturer names and neoprene manufacturer as well.
You can have great glue and stitching but if the fit is poor it's going to stress both the stitching and the neoprene.Glue and stitching matter much more.
The big brand target wetsuit market = Wavestorm types and people who treat their stuff like garbage.it’s shocking - the utter garbage these wetsuit brands are putting out.
This. The tape is delaminating around the legs. The seams are leaky everywhere. The glue is just awful. I bought some more glue but now I need to glue almost the whole thing. Interestingly, the stitched budget suit I got from the same brand has held up fine for over two years.If it's leaky all over your suit is just a piece of sh!t.