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Date:7/31/2014 6:36:11 AM
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Hi from Zak
Oct 17th, 18th and 19th… I would have been here yesterday but for some strange reason my fister Jasper somehow managed to get BOTD. I decided to let Mom get her blogging done and now Mom is all mine again. Mom even took a small video of me, which I hope will show up one of these days, with all the squawk-a-tiels that are going around on BC. It is not funny, having to refresh a page 5 times to be able to get a blog on properly. So now we will try and get on with the History of the Speedo, and again thank you very much for your continuing support this month!
Fastskin:
In 2009, British designer and former competitive swimmer Fiona Fairhurst was named as a finalist for European Inventor of the Year. Fairhurst helped Speedo's Aqualab design team invent the first-of-its-kind Fastskin swimsuit. Inspired by the varying skin texture of a shark, Fairhurst told the BBC that she "was looking to develop a fabric that mimics nature". Both the Fastskin and Fastkskin FS II are textured with bumps and ridges in key places, similar to those on a shark's skin. These ridges serve to channel the water over the swimmers body in a more efficient manner than traditional material suits. In addition, the suits are custom designed for the type of stroke the swimmer will use as well as being engineered differently for women and for men. These high-tech suits make use of elastic compression materials to limit muscle oscillation and to compress the swimmer's body, while in other areas a more flexible fabric is used to allow greater range of motion. Leaving no detail overlooked, the design team also uses low-profile seams. According to author Frank Vizard, the Fastskin suits reduce drag by up to four percent. Speedo adapted this new fabric technology for the 2006 Winter Olympics. The full-bodied Fastskin FSII Ice suits were debuted by the silver medal winning American women's bobsled team.
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