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Congrats, great suit.Ok we bit the bullet and ended up making a trip to SF Tech, they are less than an hour from home...
I went for the Trilaminate ( TNT in SF Talk), I also got the SF Tech undergarmets..
My wife went for the Neoprene with Qwarx undergarments, she has very long legs and the SF Tech's were a little too short.
We both got the Silicon wrist seals, the Roloc Glove system + Latex neckseals, and integrated boots.
Franz spent a lot of time with us and gave his opinion on why such and such was a good or a bad idea... it was great to be with him directly, his is extremely welcoming and very, very knowledgable (obviously)... Since he too dives in the Lac Leman, Lake Annecy he knows only too well the conditions and it was easy for him to advise us.. He reckins that on a 50 minute dive we wont be cold at all.
Now the waiting begins, the suits should be ready before the end of November when will return and try everything on when Franz is there just in case any final adjustements, neck, wrist seals are necessary. Really looking forward to that day..
This means we get a couple of dives on before christmas, just need to get some lessons on the basics of DrySuit diving.
I will go a dive tommorrow and I am already hesitant because I will be using the wetsuit...lol...
2nd : Secondly he considers that the Latex is "almost" as good as the Neoprene for the cold water and definately better than silicon.. We tried a latex seal and found it to be quite tight but he explaned that Neoprene would be no different and that in the water the tightness is no longer felt due to the pressure from the air in the suit. The latex can also easilly be trimmed to size.. I tried two sizes of seals and the second slightly larger one was perfect ( it was the 42 which is the same as my neck size).