You are all absolutely bat shit crazy and have my undying respect.
I picked up some really cheap second hand equipment and have been having a play with it. I'm competing raw next week and at nationals in August (WPC) so have no intention of doing any equipped work until next year, but let me just say that absolutely blew my mind.
The shirt was a Metal single ply. I could not believe how uncomfortable the pressure was and how much pain I felt in my pecs and armpits. It was a completely new and crazy dimension to have to deal with. Same with the suit, I did a 440 single and thought I was going to die from the pressure in my head and around my legs.
Needless to say, next time I hear someone trash talking geared lifting, I'll shove them into a shirt and let them have a try. I think a lot less people would talk crap if they just tried to even get a bar to touch.
Much respect and love to everyone, just wanted to share how stunned I am by how difficult and radically different equipment is.