Sounds like a good suit. I use a ProSquatter, but i have always wondered how the single ply gear from Metal stacked up. (Not that it matters- it's not like there's a lot of single ply fed meets in my neck of the woods). I am about to get my PS taken in some- should have done this after I got it but training for two meets got in the way of experimenting too much. Right now, I can get down to parallel with 415 with straps up. So, as you can see, my suit is a bit looser than yours. How hard is your suit to get on? I can pull mine up to about 2 inches short of seating in the crotch before I have to put the straps on the rack/monolift hooks and hang the rest of the way in. Then, the straps come up pretty easy. Actually, I can usually get them up myself.