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knelson
December 6th, 2011, 04:45 PM
New challenger to the Speedo Fastskin^3
http://tyr.com/ap12/

Men's high waist jammer is $260, traditional $240. Women's models are $320. Available in size 22 to 32 for both sexes (and long sizes for women).

scyfreestyler
December 6th, 2011, 05:34 PM
No special caps and goggles to complete the system? :)

Still seems expensive for my tastes, for a jammer. I think I'll give the Yingfa a whirl this scy season.

Tim R
December 6th, 2011, 06:29 PM
According to their size chart a size 32 is for 6'1 to 6'4 and 160 to 200 lbs ?

cheakamus
December 7th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Must be pretty stretchy!

Speedo
December 7th, 2011, 11:50 AM
I have to admit I'm intrigued by the high waist models on the Tyr and Speedo jammers. If it packs in the dunlop I wouldn't care if I look like Steve Erkel. This may be a modification that helps the masters swimmer more than the trimmer youngin's.

knelson
December 7th, 2011, 12:53 PM
I think the other benefit these high-waisted suits might provide is keeping water out. It seems like the current suits have a tendency to ride too low (i.e, "plumber butt") and this provides a nice channel for water to enter the back of the suit and collect in the crotch area.

ande
December 7th, 2011, 12:58 PM
I think the other benefit these high-waisted suits might provide is keeping water out. It seems like the current suits have a tendency to ride too low (i.e, "plumber butt") and this provides a nice channel for water to enter the back of the suit and collect in the crotch area.

Very true, male swimmers need to figure out the best spot for their racing suits to cover their lower backs.
the sweet spot provides the most coverage and compression and let's in the least amount of water in during races.

tjrpatt
December 7th, 2011, 01:28 PM
when I wear the Tyr Tracer Light, no riding low issues at all.

Speedo
December 7th, 2011, 02:03 PM
when I wear the Tyr Tracer Light, no riding low issues at all.Same here, especiallly once the suit is wet.

Fresnoid
December 7th, 2011, 02:12 PM
I think the other benefit these high-waisted suits might provide is keeping water out. It seems like the current suits have a tendency to ride too low (i.e, "plumber butt") and this provides a nice channel for water to enter the back of the suit and collect in the crotch area.

Nice, I'm going to start blaming the suit instead of my ass size.

Chris Stevenson
December 7th, 2011, 02:23 PM
It seems like the current suits have a tendency to ride too low (i.e, "plumber butt")

Depending on one's generation, this is sometimes seen as a feature, not a flaw.

ande
December 7th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Depending on one's generation, this is sometimes seen as a feature, not a flaw.

Depending on one's generation & tush, this is sometimes seen as a feature, not a flaw

cclarke
December 7th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I thought "Plumber Butt" was why the ladies get into masters swimming in the first place? :D

Since I do not have a butt this of course does not apply to me!

Dolphin 2
December 7th, 2011, 04:10 PM
I think the other benefit these high-waisted suits might provide is keeping water out. It seems like the current suits have a tendency to ride too low (i.e, "plumber butt") and this provides a nice channel for water to enter the back of the suit and collect in the crotch area.

Why don't hey just lower the waist line all the way down to the knee and the suit will consist of just two leg bands?
Won't that be interesting??? :bump:

jim thornton
December 8th, 2011, 02:13 PM
I have to admit I'm intrigued by the high waist models on the Tyr and Speedo jammers. If it packs in the dunlop I wouldn't care if I look like Steve Erkel. This may be a modification that helps the masters swimmer more than the trimmer youngin's.

I believe I am owed licensing fees for this new approach in so far as I pioneered the concept well over a year ago and can prove it here:

http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=7219

pwb
December 8th, 2011, 05:53 PM
I believe I am owed licensing fees for this new approach in so far as I pioneered the concept well over a year ago and can prove it here:

http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=7219Sounds like a lawsuit opportunity, Jim. Either that, or since Arena hasn't seemed to come out with their new competitor to FS3 and Alchemy, maybe you can pimp yourself out as a product designer for them.

Rich Abrahams
December 8th, 2011, 06:21 PM
I believe I am owed licensing fees for this new approach in so far as I pioneered the concept well over a year ago and can prove it here:

http://forums.usms.org/blog.php?b=7219

Jim, I'm afraid I've got prior claim to any licensing fees. Below is my post from March 10, 2010 followed by your reply.

Re: NCAA Times Post Tech Suit Ban?

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"I tried to convince both Speedo and Blueseventy to make a jammer for masters that was cut to allow it to be worn up to the waist. For masters men this would compress a lot of love handle giggling. I knew the look would take some getting used to (boxing trunks? matador pants?) but I do think they'd be efffective. I even pitched a name: "the record waister". No one was impressed. Oh well."

Your reply:

"I am very, very impressed. You, sir, are an amateur fashion merchandising phenome."

aztimm
December 8th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Still seems expensive for my tastes, for a jammer. I think I'll give the Yingfa a whirl this scy season.

I got a Yingfa this past summer and it was a world of difference, once I got it on. Not something you want to hang out for a while in, once you're done swimming though.


According to their size chart a size 32 is for 6'1 to 6'4 and 160 to 200 lbs ?

Sounds like they aren't really catering to most masters swimmers...at least those who I see at meets :bolt:

ElaineK
December 8th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I got a Yingfa this past summer and it was a world of difference, once I got it on. Not something you want to hang out for a while in, once you're done swimming though.



Sounds like they aren't really catering to most masters swimmers...at least those who I see at meets :bolt:

Yingfas are made by the Chinese and definitely sized for the Chinese. How else can you explain me having to order the largest women's size, XXXL, when I am almost 5'8" and weigh 121 pounds? :bitching: (Yes, I'm still bitching about this...)

geochuck
December 8th, 2011, 07:16 PM
The new suits are coming out of the closet for sure. All of the manufactures will have a pitch for the next Olympics.