”To deliver the fastest wetsuit, with the feeling of not wearing a wetsuit”
Available in May 2015
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The Archimedes 2 has a 25% reduction in the neoprene thickness of the panels around the side, the back and shoulders - utilising 1mm Cholorprene foam, and the most flexible lining materials available.
Non Suit Feel
During the two-year testing period we have strived to reach the ‘Non-suit’ bench mark. It was ITU Athlete and ‘more first out the water than any other’ ITU star Richard Varga who’s comment satisfied that search;
“I knew I was wearing the most flexible wetsuit, but now I am wearing the most flexible swimskin, it just doesn’t feel like I am wearing a wetsuit, my speed tells me I am, but the feel tells me I am wearing something like I have never before experienced”
- Richard Varga
Improved eff iciency
The x-o skeleton is a unique proposition from Huub, researched using ‘active drag’ the only company testing and using the most effective and accurate measurement. Measurement of Active drag (M.A.D) shows us what happens when the athlete is swimming, not being towed or pulled - where inaccuracies are rife. We use a cross section of measurement, but the M.A.D is the most accurate and most reliable. The X-o Skeleton delivers structure and control to reduce snaking, power loss and directional waste by gripping and holding the pelvis and hips.
Research by Professor Huub Toussaint has taught us many things, and one of those is the secret to improving stroke efficiency, whilst controlling other parts of the body. We don’t want to give too much away, there are more products to come that have benefitted from this research… lets just say; “the more control, the more efficiency.”
The x-o-skeleton has been increased by 80% in the Archimedes 2 to deliver more control.
Calf release ™ and bicep release ™
The Calf release has been increased in volume by 25%, giving the calf more coverage of the lower modulus and non-restrictive super thin nylon. We have reduced the thickness to below 1mm to ensure natural calf movement; this improves kick by lack of restriction and significantly reduces the risk of cramping during swim and transition.
The Bicep release has an improved modulus to further enhance the panel’s ability to create a natural flexed recovery arm and efficient arm flex for the catch. The Bicep release was the brain-child of Swimsmooth’s Paul Newsome and has proved to be a unique feature that only a swim stroke analyst with his obsessive nature could create - thank you Paul and Team Swimsmooth.
We strived to improve the modulus from the neoprene versus the biceps panel and the results couldn’t be more exciting.
Low line neck
We know we have the most comfortable neck in the wetsuit industry. We don’t fold and stitch, we refuse to create a tourniquet of rubber to restrict breathing and flexibility …we stood alone and we will stand by this simple, yet effective design.
Non suit feel improvements
With everything we have done since we first introduced the Archimedes we have had a key goal in mind… “To deliver the fastest wetsuit, with the feeling of not wearing a wetsuit”
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