Kiwis aren't too bad at stuff. You lot are the best in the world.
And you don't make fun of Aussies to our face. If you look at the reasons for the super suit ban in swimming competition you will know the importance of custom fit wetsuits when it comes to swimming and body surfing.
Compression of the human body into a dolphin shape increases the efficiency of movement hugely.
I was unsure about measuring myself for a custom suit, but fortunately I was in Christchurch for a yoga intensive course so I had the opportunity to visit Seventhwave and have them take my measurements and custom requirements. I wanted a Custom-Fit wetsuit for swimming and bodysurfing, but with neoprene gloves attached to the sleeves to stop water entering the suit. The staff showed genuine interest in getting me exactly what I wanted, Janet was INTENSE about getting everything perfect. Something I have missed in buying gear for many years.
The suit works exactly how I wanted it to work and because I visited the shop and talked to the staff, I now know more about wetsuit manufacture than I ever did before.
I have already recommended this product. But more than that. In my time in Christchurch I made sure every local I came across knew that the best wetsuit maker in the world was in their town. (People were a little down at the time - after all the earthquakes)
Keep pushing the fact that cheaper brands are shit. That the takeover of wetsuit making by the Chinese is following what they did with clothes. I cry when I see brands I used to associate with NZ using NZ wool in China. The gear I have found made in NZ is so much better than anything made in other countries. This applies as much to wetsuits as anything else."