My custom 3/3 Viper steamer arrived yesterday afternoon! Tried it on as soon as it arrived at the factory, where it fit like a glove
. Chucked my jeans & T-shirt into the car, drove home then went surfing for two hours in clean conditions with a fresh southerly blowing at Manly.
The suit is flawless. Magnificent build and fit and very warm so those cold winter days that are coming will not be a problem.
Took me a few goes to get the chest zip to engage but after I watch the 'How To' vids a few more times I'll be fine.
I had my second 2-hour surf this morning, much smaller and inconsistent with long windy gaps between waves but did not flinch in my custom 3/3 Viper.
After yesterday's rinse and overnight drying, suit seemed to go on easier today, moulding to my body without that choking or 'squeezed in' feeling. Maybe it was the 'How to' vids that got me into it/out of it faster and easier than yesterday.
Water temps here are around 20 degrees C but slowly dipping. The winds are the pain for me but thanks to the 3mm all over, windchill not an issue now.
I know you guys must be shaking your heads going "What the.... 20ºC! He must be an Aussie....ballerina" But that's alright. I go surfing to be warm and now I will be, right through the winter, no matter where I go for a splash.
Thanks again - I'm very happy with the service, posting, delivery and most of all, the suit."