Using the latest advanced fabrics and innovative design approaches, Aqua Sphere’s 2016 range of Triathlon Wet Suits offer a technologically advanced suit for every level of athlete, plus a design specifically for young teenagers.
Unveiled at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, the 2016 Phantom uses super-stretch neoprene and panel configurations constructed in multiple thicknesses for flotation with minimal restriction of movement – the result of in-depth research into stroke mechanics, human kinetics, and built foremost for speed.
Back and waist compression panels and an internal waistband stabilize the body’s core muscles to improve posture and provide a more streamlined body position. This results in more powerful hip rotation to maximize speed. A bio stretch zone of 1mm super thin wraparound panels enables the Phantom to shadow the natural movements of the shoulders, upper body and core rotation. Finally, an improved extended-length reverse zipper and quick release ankle transition panels deliver Aqua Sphere’s fastest suit removal capability.
Aqua Sphere said the theme for their 2016 tri suits was “warmth, flexibility and buoyancy.”
As these are not the first suits created by the company, which has been in operation since 1998, 2016 designs boost the performance of older models, with modifications from testing with leading global athletes. Ironman World Champions Faris al Sultan and Tim O’Donnell had a say in high-impact new graphics emblazoned across the torso. These graphics give the suits a distinctive muscular look. Aqua Sphere also innovates goggles to accompany their suits.
The Racer and Challenger suits have properties for the competitive athlete, while beginners will be reassured by the warmth and buoyancy available from the Pursuit.
Aqua Sphere is swim kit partner to the Always Aim High events, which host the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon as well as other iconic triathlons across the UK.
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