Technical Terminology

(Because any knowledge is good knowledge)

Two people speaking different languages can have a tough time communicating. This being said, designing and building Matuse premium (ichiban) game from Geoprene limestone rubber involves a distinctive and extensive language.

For example, there’s a wide range of terms that describe structure: Terms such as fibers and fabrics, rubbers and glues, seams and stitching. Another set of language explains performance: For example, flexibility, resiliency and longevity.

Though you don’t need to speak fluent "Matuse–suit—jargon" to appreciate Matuse’s ichiban quality, having a rough familiarity of our technical terminology never hurts. We sort these terms into the following categories:

So, without further adieu, here’s some "knowledge" about your Matuse suit and the various vernaculars that make up Matuse’s ichiban game:


Durability (e.g. Matuse suits age as one rather than having one component let you down when the rest of your game is in its prime): A textile’s ability to retain physical integrity for a reasonable period of time while also under conditions of mechanical stress. As a surfer, you want gear that lasts.

Comfort (e.g. a soft Tahitian breeze blowing through your silk pajamas): Loosely defined as freedom from pain. It’s a textile (or anything else for that matter) that lends the body freedom from pain and discomfort. Wetsuit comfort is critical—especially when you’d rather concentrate on the waves.

Maintenance (i.e. being responsible like): Keeping up the same state of cleanliness, size, physical integrity, color and functionality as when purchased—especially when over an extended period of time. Maintenance is obviously enhanced through proper fit, use, and/or care procedures (i.e. Hang it neatly. Treat it like you bought it. Don’t leave it in the sun, on your patio, under your truck, in your friend’s Jacuzzi, with your puppy—well, you get the picture).

Performance (a.k.a. straight up representing): Or the efficiency in which something fulfills its intended purpose. For real for real.

Structure (i.e. keeping things where they should be): Description of objects and their arrangement.

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