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Dabrodster
April 6th, 2009, 10:50 AM
I am debating between getting the Speedo FS-Pro versus the Nike Swift. I'm going to be getting the leg suit version of whichever type I get.

Price is not a big matter and it's only a $30 difference at Swim Outlet:
Nike Swift Tight $164.95
Speedo FS-Pro Tight $129.45

I'm wondering if anyone has had any experiences with these suits.
Ease to get on, speed, drag, buoyancy, etc...

I know the B70 and LZR are the best suits, but I'm not quite at that level yet. The Swift is Nike's best and Speedo's is too; only to the LZR.

Also, are there any other suits with the $100-200 price range that are leggings and perform better than these suits?

Thanks for any feedback!:)

Dabrodster
April 6th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Bump...Anyone?

ehoch
April 6th, 2009, 06:27 PM
Nike has stopped any work on tech suits - I would not get one - they are no good. I tried a full body last summer and it was not very good.

I think the Fastskin pro is very good for the money (not sure what they are running right now). Most of the material is the same as the LZR -- just don't get it wet before the race.

Warren
April 6th, 2009, 08:54 PM
I'd go with the FS-Pro just because it has the word Speedo on it.

Dabrodster
April 6th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Yes, but the new swift is supposively the exact same material as the fs-pro but with the elastic band....They don't make a full body of it now anyway

It does not matter to me wether they stop making them also....

KEWebb18
April 6th, 2009, 09:01 PM
IMO, I would much rather support a company that is devoted to the sport of swimming over a company that tries to be "jack of all trades, master of none".

tjrpatt
April 6th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Go with the FS-Pro.

Bobinator
April 7th, 2009, 12:09 AM
I thought Arena made Nike suits.
I don't like Nike anything, so based on that go with the Speedo! :applaud:

Jazz Hands
April 7th, 2009, 12:13 AM
Oh, come on, guys. Nike suits aren't bad at all. Still, I recommend the cheaper Speedo suit.

ande
April 7th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Get the FS PRO,
hineck (http://tinyurl.com/yu2hwd)
or
legskin (http://tinyurl.com/25hzh4)


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mkacz
April 9th, 2009, 03:09 AM
I'll tell you this, if FINA outlaws some techinal suits and not all, their will be a outcry of people that want to use the suits that they have seen or used and bought before this ruling. I'm so tried of all the whining out there about technogy advancements to help people enjoy their sports to the extense that they can or want to afford. The same holds true with wetsuits for open water swims, about all the complaining. You can bury your head in the sand and think you have stopped the world or you can watch the advancements of our society go for the better of everyones enjoyment. Didn't they say the same thing about the flip turn when it first came into being. Technical suits bring a smile to your face when you first use them-isn't that what brings us here.

I and most others know why people wear the technical suits, to say the least, it's to go faster or just plain turn the hands of time back to the day we swam that fast ( I know it is for me). I'm not interested in winning the race as much as being able to compete at a younger level and have fun doing it.

The same holds true for the wet suit people out there-let them enjoy the swim out in that open water. Why be afraid of that temperture or that deep water (if you are a weak swimmer). Let it be said we want everyone to be able to compete or complete in a race/distance with enjoyment.

That's why there should be different divisons and it's about time we see and look at it like that for swims with/without technical suits, with or without wetsuits for OW swims. Lets have fun out there and stop whinning about a sport that few want more regulations on.

This is just one Masters opinion!