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    Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Do you guys utilize a different pair for workouts vs races? If so what are you guys wearing?

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    I wear a polyester jammer for workouts.I wear whatever I have in my swim bag of "old"racing suits (more than about 3 meets) for local meets.For taper meets I have been wearing B-70s Nero TX ,but I got an Arena carbon suit http://www.arenapowerskin.com/powerskin-carbon-pro-man/ for Nationals.
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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    YEAH practice are the old ones & keep the new "tech" ones for meets!

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    I have three types of jammer.

    1. Polyester Speedo for training
    2. Speedo Aquablade for normal meets
    3. Nike Hydra3 for Nationals

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sok454 View Post
    Do you guys utilize a different pair for workouts vs races? If so what are you guys wearing?
    Speedo Endurance or older Yingfa for practice.

    New Yingfa for nationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbosback View Post
    Speedo Endurance or older Yingfa for practice.

    New Yingfa for nationals.
    How much donut racing ones run?

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Is there a big difference between workout and race jammers? Are they much faster?

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    Endurance in practice and meet events that are for fun (fly, IM)

    Tyr ap12 for the 50 fr

    The tech suit provides a huge difference in drag, compression, body position, and placebo effect - well worth it

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    i have found that a jammer wont let me keep a pull buoy in place.

    and yes BIG difference between workout and race.
    workout is the cheapest that fits.
    race is TYR AP12 and you wouldnt want to pay for many of those!

    sadly, my shoulder is in such bad shape that i'm not even training to race but just to get back to a normal lifestyle without constant pain.

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunruh View Post
    i have found that a jammer wont let me keep a pull buoy in place.

    and yes BIG difference between workout and race.
    workout is the cheapest that fits.
    race is TYR AP12 and you wouldnt want to pay for many of those!

    sadly, my shoulder is in such bad shape that i'm not even training to race but just to get back to a normal lifestyle without constant pain.
    I'm sorry about your shoulder. I hope it heals quickly.
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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Heck last week I put on my first jammer vs using board shorts and man was it a huge difference. It was just a cheap jammer I got off of outlet...but wow. I think I need to order another just so it doesn't get all stretched... and i've noticed that its already starting to loosen up partial due to wear/tear and partially do to losing fat! Its always nice when you wife tells you she can tell after 11 workouts that you've lost part of your belly!

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    I use either a speedo endurance or dolphin jammer at practice (with drag suit), and use a Yingfa for racing. Need to get a new one when George starts shipping again.
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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    I don't wear jammers at practice--I wear a speedo and drag suit, instead. For all non-championship meets, I wear the previous year's championship meet suit. This year, I'm wearing FSII jammers at meets. For Nats I'm trying to convince myself that this suit will be worth it.

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    People who wear jammers at practice are weird.

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    People who wear jammers at practice are weird.
    No Kirk, it's men who don't wear Jammers who are weird! I suspect they would get arrested for exposing themselves...

    Sorry I could not resist.

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    People who wear jammers at practice are weird.
    or triathletes
    "Librarians are hiding something." - Stephen Colbert

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    cant wait for naked practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by sok454 View Post
    cant wait for naked practice
    I can
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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    I tried one of George Park's Yingfa suits as a mid-season meet suit, and I was very impressed. I got the Aquaskin, which was cheaper than most workout suits, and used it at a SCM meet this fall and got the No. 2 time in my age group in the 400 IM SCM even though I come to a virtual stop during breaststroke.

    I hope to go to Nationals and will probably wear something different--an old Speedo speed suit, perhaps, or a B70, both of which I got as gifts/hand-me-downs. I think they might be marginally faster, but probably not hugely faster, than a brand new Yingfa. (These seem to be Teflon coated, and when I first wore it, the water beaded up completely. After wearing it at a number of midseason meets, the beading up is not quite so complete. Not sure it this makes it slower or not, but it does undercut the placebo effect insofar as it makes me wonder.)

    I have heard that many guys really like the Tyr Tracer Lite.

    I'd love to know what the consensus is for the fastest suit to $ ratio is. That Arena Carbon pro looked really nice, but I think you can buy cocaine cheaper by the oz.

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    Re: Workout Jammer vs Race Jammer?

    Slightly tangential, but I just got my Nike jammer for swimming 500 miles in GTD last year. I ordered a size 32 and it seems really big. Anyone else notice this?

    And I should add that I think it's awesome that Nike and All American Swim Supply are providing the incentive gifts for GTD! Next year I'll just have to remember to select a smaller size.

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