Video Archives - Bodyline Wetsuits

Blindstitch Seam Explained

  Blindstitch Seam Explained A blindstitch seam is called ‘blind’ because the needle never penetrates through the neoprene completely, so there are no holes (like a flatlock seam) for water to seep through. Blindstitched wetsuits are often called ‘GBS’ which standas for ‘Glued and Blindstitched’. The ‘GBS’ seam glues the neoprene together and then applies a stitch […]

How Wetsuits Are Made Billabong Video

How Wetsuits Are Made If you’ve ever wondered how wetsuits are made by the leading surf companies, check out this awesome video from Billabong. From Factory to playground! Billabong Since 1973 Billabong was founded on Australia’s Gold Coast in 1973 by surfer and surfboard shaper Gordon Merchant and his then partner, Rena. Those early days […]