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Will Burgess says ...
My custom 3/3 Viper steamer arrived at the factory where I work this afternoon! Tried it on 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. I did not read anything on the stickers (care, 'how to' etc etc) which, your company says, is 'normal' - there may be a few mates who disagree with that diagnosis though!
Suit is flawless. Magnificent build and fit and very warm so those cold winter days that are coming will not be a problem.
Currently the water temps are hovering around and slowly heading south of 20 degrees C. The wind is the killer for me.
Took me a few goes to get the chest zip to engage but after I watched the 'How To' vids -- All good. Ditto for the how get into/out of the zipless suit.
Thanks again - I'm very happy with the service, posting, delivery and most of all -- the suit. It would be remiss of me not to thank Seventh Wave for the neoprene beer coolers included in the shipment too.
Cheers! Will Burgess
Posted on May 21 @ 04:35 PM
Will Burgess says ...
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 that 3/3, windchill not an issue now.
Yeah, yeah - I know you guys must be shaking your heads going "What the....20 degrees! 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.
Posted on May 21 @ 04:54 PM
Tim Barden says ...
Warm. That is the answer I give when someone asks me about my wetsuit. Seventhwave is not a known brand here so I do get asked a lot. Like I said the up side is the suit is very warm and I only pull it out when I have to. Never been cold. Downside is I should have ordered a custom and not off the rack but the extra $100 is a bit steep. The large is like a regular medium. With the 3mm being a bit stiff compare to a known brand the flexibility is compromised. The suit does not mould either like others. Its a bit like putting on the old 80's type wettie. Would I buy another maybe but a 3/2mm and go up grade. I post this because it is so hard to get the truth out there about wetsuits.
Posted on Jun 05 @ 06:29 PM
Mark Phillips says ...
After 2 weeks of waiting I finally got to use my 4/3mm Ti Custom-Fit Viper wetsuit at New Brighton this weekend.
First off, I'm very impressed with the excellent fit and overall quality of the suit. For the same price as other top of the range wetsuits you can purchase one of these that is custom made for you, in the color that you want and uses a higher quality of materials.
In sea temperatures of 8'C and an air temperature of 6'C I managed to Paddle board surf for over 2 hours all the time feeling very warm and comfortable.
Very please with this great product............Cheers.
Posted on Aug 08 @ 04:25 PM
Fred Mcconkey says ...
Let me start by saying I surf 2 to 4 times a week. I bought a viper 3/3 two years ago. Just as warm today as the day I first wore it. It's held up better than any other suit I've ever owned. I live in taranaki and the viper is perfect most of the time. Cold wonder days I wear a hood with it. It's only too warm for maybe 6 weeks in the summer. Stretchy, warm, drys fast :)