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RuffWater
June 30th, 2008, 10:09 AM
How fast would Ian Thorpe's 400 Free have been if he wore a LZR? 3:38? Faster?

Daaaave
June 30th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Or slower, since the LZR doesn't cover and compress shoulders and arms like his addidas full-body suit did?

thewookiee
June 30th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Or does it really matter? If this new suit is so fast, then we should expect people to be closer to thorpe's wr. Yet, the world is still well over 3 seconds in the rear.

So, why not give credit to Thorpe for an outstanding wr and not some suit.

tjrpatt
June 30th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Thorpe who???

I am kidding. I was amazed by his stroke when I first saw him at the Syndey Games.

phdude
June 30th, 2008, 11:25 AM
i think the better question would be how fast would he go if he were able to do 4 more years of training and work on his walls/SDK's as phelps has. probably high 1:42/low 1:43 and mid-3:38.

ImFree
June 30th, 2008, 03:43 PM
That 400 free race last night was something else. 3 guys going 3:43,and Vendt got the short end. Amazing. Then I thought Thorpe's WR of 3:40. Even more Amazing. Then I thought, he was not wearing today's technology. Even more Amazing. He was quite a talent.

Iwannafly
June 30th, 2008, 03:46 PM
That 400 free race last night was something else. 3 guys going 3:43,and Vendt got the short end. Amazing. Then I thought Thorpe's WR of 3:40. Even more Amazing. Then I thought, he was not wearing today's technology. Even more Amazing. He was quite a talent.
Perhaps that indicates that today's technology doesn't have quite the impact that a lot of people say it has!

thewookiee
June 30th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Perhaps that indicates that today's technology doesn't have quite the impact that a lot of people say it has!



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