There is no easy way to get out of a canvas, aside from losing weight or using a looser suit. It takes us FOREVER to get people out of canvas... even while using lat pulldown bars and whatever else we can wedge in there to get some leverage.
Yeah it is a process. Ideally it takes 4 people and a metal bar. First, we have the 2 people on the side pull down the straps, usually putting a foot or knee in the strap for leverage. Then the center can be pushed down enough to fit a bar through. So then 2 more people join in the fun and push down the center using the metal bar. You have to make sure the people on the sides catch up with the center or it will keep locking up. Then when you are close, all 4 people go at the same time.
Okay, on a serious note, we actually do NOT roll canvas suits down, in training our guys wear suit slippers and leave them on during training, this will make getting it off easier. Have two guys pull each leg down little by little. One guy in the front and one guy in the back, have them stick their hands and get a good handle off the bottom of the suit legs and pull down hard, it will budge about 1/2 inch and slowly work each side like that, it cuts down in time and also in wearing out the canvas material by constantly rolling it down. At the meets people are always looking at me like what the hell? how did you get that suit off so fast? i'll record this one time and post it here. I get all my canvas suits with suit slipper material sewed inside of it as well, so my meet leviathan is easy to get off as well because of the suit slipper material inside. I'm not sure how much more it will cost to make it like that though? But if your looking to get a new one ask them about that.. just let them know you saw one of AL Caslow's suits at a meet and noticed the suit slipper material inside. Remember, Don't roll it off, just stick two pairs of hands at the bottom of the suit legs and pull down hard each side little by little, suddenly it just pulls right down.
That whole suit slipper inside suit seems to be ant-productive to me. The suit would continually move when squatting rather than locking up wouldn't it? As far as the canvas breaking down we've not seen that happen. I'm sure it has become more workable and gave some but not to the point of causing the suit to give less on the lifts. S
you would think so with the suit slipper material, but not so. I have a worn two different suits and yet have had no problems at all... over the briefs it doesn't slide one bit at all. It's not THAT slick per se to think that a tight canvas suit will shift during the lift.... not at all.