GixerEd1 Posted February 21, 2013 Report Share Posted February 21, 2013 I'm taking the 2-Day CSS at Vegas in April 2013 and the gear will all be provided. I've been eyeballing some good deals on A-Star 1-piece suits and am wondering which size I should buy. A month ago, I went to Revzilla in Philly to try on some A-Star 1-piece suits - a 36US and a 38US. The 36US fit like second skin, with no loose, folding or flapping leather anywhere. The 38US fit a little looser, with some loose/folding/flapping leather along the legs and arms, plus some roominess in the torso. The 36US was hard to get on, and even harder to get off, even while wearing a liner-suit. The 38US was easier to get on, and was not really hard to get off. Revzilla recommended that I get a 36US because the suit will break-in and stretch where needed, whereas the 38US will never shrink. They said the loose/folding/flapping leather along the legs and arms can catch on the ground and send me tumbling, may wear through quicker at the folds, and the armor may move upon impact and not provide the protection as needed. They also said that if the 38US came off that "easily," then it's definitely too big. I understand and agree with their reasoning, but unfortunately I did not try on the suits with the A-Star Bionic Race Back Protector and Chest Protectors, which would make the suits that much "tigher" than they were without. Truthfully, I believe a 37US would be fit best, if that size existed, but it doesn't. I don't think I can spend the bucks on a custom suit, so one of these off-the-rack suits will have to do. Should I get the 36US or the 38US? Or should I go back to Revzilla to try on the suits again, but with the back/chest protectors in this time? Thanks for your advice and/or opinions! GixerEd1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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