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Smarter swimwear

Industry News | October 18, 2013 | By:

101813 PowerskinArena Group will be represented at Smart Fabrics Europe 2013 with its Powerskin Carbon Pro racing swimwear. According to the company’s website, Powerskin Carbon Pro is the first racing suit integrating a carbon cage to deliver intelligent muscle compression, combined with unprecedented fit. Compression in a competition suit is associated with increased support, efficiency and power, but high compression can have a restricting effect on movement. To deliver a solution to the compression challenge, Arena has incorporated carbon fiber into the weave of the suit’s fabric.

Carbon fiber locks down when and where a critical stretch level is reached, while retaining the suit’s elasticity. This compression increases support and control where and when it’s needed without detracting from the swimmer’s mobility.

This racing suit was worn by swimmers winning 10 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals in the 2012 London Olympics.

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