Fastskin FSII

clothing doping?

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11/05/2004 at 14:04
People say that drugs are cheating. But what about new technology clothing like these Fastskin FSII swimsuit?

New world records will fall, no because swimers' improvement but because of technology.
11/05/2004 at 14:06
11/05/2004 at 14:06
until it's outlawed Jose - kit development will happen.

look at F1 - they keep changing the rules every season or so to curb the engineers and designers

WildWill    pirate
11/05/2004 at 14:09
J - do you want to swim in an old woolen full length batning costume then?
11/05/2004 at 14:16
11/05/2004 at 14:17
FB, it's not outlawed, they are using them this week in Madrid in the European championships.

Will, indeed, striped white and blue, o)
11/05/2004 at 14:20
jose - I said UNTIL they outlaw them........meaning no rules against UNTIL.....

interestingly - the new Ironman tri-suits incorporate some sort of go faster material technology - was looking at them Sunday.....
11/05/2004 at 14:21
the body still has to be pulled through the water, no matter what it's wearing
WildWill    pirate
11/05/2004 at 14:22
TI swimers push and glide through the water :o)
11/05/2004 at 14:26
in their knitted swimsuits
11/05/2004 at 14:26
Everybody has equal(ish) chances to win, but what can be unfair, is to compare these records with the old ones.
11/05/2004 at 14:27
has anyone seen any comaprisons of what Thorpedo can do in and out of Fastskin? he's been a regular wearer of it so would be interesting to see really HOW much difference it makes..

..but at the level these guys are competing it's down to 1/100th of a second between a win or lose....

...for most normal swimmers probably very little difference as they are not as efficient as the top ones
WildWill    pirate
11/05/2004 at 14:33
records will tumble as tecnology improves its the same in most sports

records are moments in time and great records (4min mile etc) will always be remebered
11/05/2004 at 14:34
what Mark Spitz would have done with one of these?
11/05/2004 at 14:35
wouldn't matter José - he'd get so much drag from his moustache...
11/05/2004 at 14:37

i thought he had caught a fish when training o)
11/05/2004 at 14:39
Of course, if any of you chaps want to have a forum race in your sharkskins, I shall be happy to adjudicate...
11/05/2004 at 14:41
My wetsuit is very smooth, can i use it instead?
11/05/2004 at 14:43
11/05/2004 at 14:45


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