JLCPCB, doesnt have the Imu in stock, so I think its much harder to solder on the imu if you have all the other parts soldered on.
Sorry for the misunderstanding you can order the pcbs by JLCPCB and let them solder on some of the components.
If you want to solder and learn how to solder, have fun trying to create something and if you have a lot time , specially as someone new to the topic, I would try to build it by my own. Some things can go wrong and you could have some try and error.
If you have not enough time for building the suit from scratch, want to start directly with mocap or have the money for the suit, I would defenetly support chordata and buy their kit.
I know the suit is more expensive as building it by yourself, specially the parts but you need to invest much much time in building it and errors could happen.
I build 8 sensors and only one is working. So I need to fix the others. Its an long term project for me as a newbie to the soldering topic and electronic things.😇
Doesnt matter how you decid, If you want to learn or directly create, it will be fun 👍