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swim83
February 10th, 2009, 05:58 PM
Hi,

I have a few questions about the Blue Seventy Nero Male Comp skins (Knee/Long Leg).

I have heard of significant time drops being done in Blue Seventy's, and I'm trying to get my US Open cuts in the 1500 M and in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle at NCSA Jr. Nats. Will it really make that much of a difference?

Also, what size should I get?

I'm 5'10 1/2- 5'11 and weigh 147.
Thanks for any help!

gull
February 10th, 2009, 07:06 PM
As for sizing, I am 5'11" and weigh 150 (I know, I look bigger than that in my picture).
A 26 fits perfectly.
You might also want to check out the other Blue Seventy threads.

aquageek
February 10th, 2009, 07:14 PM
I confirm gull's height and weight and his not looking a think like his avatar.

swim83
February 10th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Thanks guys.
I just measured my chest and waist.
I have a 37.5 chest and a 30 waist.
Would that change me to a 28?


Also, does anyone know where to get a 26? They seem to be really tough to find...

jim clemmons
February 10th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Thanks guys.
I just measured my chest and waist.
I have a 37.5 chest and a 30 waist.
Would that change me to a 28?



No, you're a definite 26.

swim83
February 10th, 2009, 07:41 PM
No, you're a definite 26.
Great, the one size that is impossible to find.

jim clemmons
February 10th, 2009, 07:41 PM
I shoulda added I'm 6', 192lbs and in a (now) very comfortable 28.

jim clemmons
February 10th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Great, the one size that is impossible to find.

You could bulk up. Naw, that'd take too long.

Keep looking - it's out there.

swim83
February 10th, 2009, 07:46 PM
You could bulk up. Naw, that'd take too long.

Keep looking - it's out there.
Haha, Yeah. I'm hoping to have it before my state meet in 2 and a half weeks. I'm going for a 4:30 in the 500. Do you prefer kneeskin or bodyskin? Because I found a kneeskin 26.

orca1946
February 10th, 2009, 07:48 PM
I would think a full suit will give you more in the distance events.

jim clemmons
February 10th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Haha, Yeah. I'm hoping to have it before my state meet in 2 and a half weeks. I'm going for a 4:30 in the 500. Do you prefer kneeskin or bodyskin? Because I found a kneeskin 26.

I've only used the full in the B70, but it's been very comfortable for me.

swim83
February 10th, 2009, 07:53 PM
I would think a full suit will give you more in the distance events.
Yeah, I would too. But I saw a guy go a 9:24 in the 1000 yard free just 2 weekends ago in a kneeskin. He dropped 34 seconds.

The Fortress
February 10th, 2009, 09:23 PM
I would think a full suit will give you more in the distance events.

I suggested the full body B70 would be more beneficial in longer races on the "Fun and Fast" thread, and the physicists jumped all over me. However, I know others who think this is true. I've certainly heard of elite swimmers wearing their B70s and even LZRs in OW races as well.

ande
February 10th, 2009, 09:44 PM
i agree
I wore one when i did the hour swim

ande


I suggested the full body B70 would be more beneficial in longer races on the "Fun and Fast" thread, and the physicists jumped all over me. However, I know others who think this is true. I've certainly heard of elite swimmers wearing their B70s and even LZRs in OW races as well.

swim83
February 10th, 2009, 09:50 PM
i agree
I wore one when i did the hour swim

ande
Yeah. I guess it's just personal preference. I mean, how much difference can fabric from knee to 3/4 of the way down your leg make?

pwb
February 11th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Yeah. I guess it's just personal preference. I mean, how much difference can fabric from knee to 3/4 of the way down your leg make?

Get the full leg length B70. Historically, I was a pure distance guy (my college events @ UT-Austin were 500, 1000, 1650 and 400 IM) and only swam in jammers as a Masters swimmer. I switched to a B70 full length last fall and my first event was the 800M. I've since used it in every event I try to swim fast in, including a 1650 recently. While I like it for all races, I do believe it's an even sweeter suit the longer the race.

As to the difference between the knee length and full leg length, I find that the knee length "cuts" into my quads in a way I don't like. That might be just me.

With all of this talk about tech suits, though, remember that their impact is still nowhere near the impact you get from training!

mpmartin
February 11th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Glad you mentioned how the shorter length cuts into your quads. I find that the traditional jammers (used in practice) do the same thing to me. Usually I just practice in the speedo brief style most of the time. So I guess if I end up getting a technical suit it will be the full length kind. Thanks to all of you for your imput.

swim83
February 11th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Get the full leg length B70. Historically, I was a pure distance guy (my college events @ UT-Austin were 500, 1000, 1650 and 400 IM) and only swam in jammers as a Masters swimmer. I switched to a B70 full length last fall and my first event was the 800M. I've since used it in every event I try to swim fast in, including a 1650 recently. While I like it for all races, I do believe it's an even sweeter suit the longer the race.

As to the difference between the knee length and full leg length, I find that the knee length "cuts" into my quads in a way I don't like. That might be just me.

With all of this talk about tech suits, though, remember that their impact is still nowhere near the impact you get from training!
Good point.
Yeah, I'm not counting on a suit to get my Open cuts, so I've been hitting the training harder than ever. Blue Seventy is just like the cherry on top.