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Body suits for Dynamic

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Fred S.

New Member
Sep 22, 2001
Do any of you use a (full) body suit for Dynamic, like the Speedo Fastskin or similar Arena / Adidas etc suits?
If so, what do you think of their contribution to better performances?

Fred S.
Just got one for my birthday (sharkskin/fastskin, no arms model) from my girlfriend, so i hope it helps a bit ;-)
And if it doesn't at least it keeps me looking cooooool. (and maybe a little bit warmer)

Maybe just the fact that i think it helps and look cool, makes me go faster (like placebo effect)

Of course any REAL info is welcome to me as well.



Uhh, why don't you use it then Glenn? (we train together for dynamics). Very interested to see it!
Because i only just recieved it. Took somoe time, since was ordered in Germany and was send back because it was a size too small. You'll see it next time we meet.
Now all i need is the technique to fit the looks and this you can not buy in the shops ;-)

If the suit works for you, please post the results. I'd be very interested if the suits could help increase speed for body surfing in large waves.

I bought a fastskin way back in mid-2001. I didn't like it--I found it too restricting. I couldn't relax. I did seem to have low drag though. It is hard to stretch your arms, and hard to inhale.

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
My Wife Fiona has one and thinks that it does make a slight difference. The help tends to kick in more at higher speeds. She loves it when swimming fast because it ..... erm........holds down the more ......erm.......'pliable' areas of skin....

In which case, I could certainly do with one.

Most of the speed skins have drag panels on the forearms to help swimmers "hold" the water on the power stroke. This would be detrimental for us so I'd imagine the no arms models would be better, additionally so as this would remove the shoulder flexibility problems that Eric mentioned as well.

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