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question about cressi competition

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andrzej

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hey,
I'm beginner and I would like to buy cressi competition wetsuit. I have got a problem with choosing correct size. I'm rather tall and slim guy.

My dimensions:
height: 190 [cm] / ~6'3"
chest:107 [cm] / ~42.5"
waist: 96 [cm] / ~37.8"
hips: 108 [cm] / ~42.5"
weight: 97 kq] / ~214 lbs

when I looked at size chart :
http://www.scubastore.com/eng/size/size_chart2.asp#15
I thought that size no VI would be good (height, waist, hips). But there is problem with chest. I'm not sure if suit will fit good??
What is your opinion???
Maybe I measured my dimensions in wrong way?? How to measure chest/hips/waist???
best regards, andrzej
 

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It looks like that (the VI) suit would fit you great! the only place you don't fit their dimentions is chest size. The Competition is a very strechy suit, and I think the the chest size won't be a problem. However if you want to make sure it'll fit, give Elios a shout at http://www.eliossub.com/ and they'll make you a custom suit for not alot more than the competition.

Happy dives!
Aaron
 

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When I've bought stock size suits, I've always bought the smaller size. The material is very elastic and will not squeeze you too much, but if the suit is even a little too big, you will freeze, guaranteed.
Because of the elasticity of the material, the suit will stretch with use and therefore a suit that 'just' fits will be loose by next season.
A little short in the legs and arms is no big deal and can be dealt with a lot easier and cheaper than a suit that floods
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 

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hello Aaron and Eric
Thank you for answers. I asked in few web shops and they had same opinion as Eric. I took measuring tape as well. I measured 116 cm (chest in size VI) and compared with my chest. It looks like that suit IV will be too loose.
Thanks for advice.
best regards,
andrzej
 
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