I just recently converted from conventional deadlifting to sumo deadlift and wish to compete in a suit in my next contest. Currently with sumo I tend to use a lot of back and very little quad/leg drive. I start off with my legs, but it always fails so I just simple straighten out my legs and do a stiff legged deadlift. But I been working on technique and things are improving.

I am very SLOW off the floor (my final lift took 3 seconds to break the floor this past year) and really fast thereafter. What type of deadlift would suit me well? I been considering using metal suit since I heard many good things about it. But I do not know where to start at all with this, since almost no one deadlifts in Hawaii. Any feedback is welcome.