I actually disagree with a couple things posted here.
I don’t really understand the comment about the NXG fabric being too stiff and losing it’s shape and rebound too quickly.
The reality of it is if you are competing in poly gear, plan on having to alter it periodically.
We have NXG+ suits that we have altered easily 15 times and are more than 3 years old that are still in tact with no runs.
Once you accept that you should alter your gear for your specific application the bigger issue becomes durability of the fabric.
We never order a custom size. We just order a stock suit in a size we know will be a little loose and alter it from there. Literally every Centurion I have seen needs to be taken in immediately at the point where the harness overlaps on the hip. This is a standard alteration we do pretty much out of the bag.
I have experience altering Inzer and Metal gear (not the latest gen fabrics, though) and can state Titan kicks the hell out of them in terms of durability.
I have helped lifters wearing a t-rex and the fusion and am still amazed at how freaking tight they need to be worn to optimize performance.
I can get a “tight” Titan suit on a lifter in under 5 minutes whereas I literally hate pulling on an Inzer squat suit. If I see one coming out of a bag for a lifter I am helping, I vanish pretty quickly.
In regards to a suit losing rebound it is true that eventually a poly suit just dies, and by virtue of the fabric they will stretch over time but my experience has been, again assuming you alter it and understand the different nuances b/t altering a squat and DL suit, it takes quite a while.
We have squat suits that are easily 5 years old and have been used more times than I can count that are still going strong. The difference is we alter the suit to fit the lifter and make changes to it as it stretches.
In regards to wraps, it was stated somewhere in here that the Inzers and THP’s are similar.
This is absolutely incorrect. The Titanium are basically very similar to the Inzer’s (to the point of almost being knock-offs) whereas the THP actually have a chemical coating that makes them stiffer and they are what I would refer to as a cast wrap.
Lastly, as it relates to speed of descent in poly gear, assuming you are competing in a fed that requires you to break parallel, faster is always better. Poly gear, in particular a Centurion, is designed to be used with a fast descent.
The problem is it is a very hard technique to master and requires significant effort to make work so most people just never make the adjustment.