The Carbon Flex is the newest addition to Arena's best-selling Carbon Series. Arena now offers swimmers diverse options in fit and flexibility whilst maintaining the unique benefits of the world's most innovative racing and compression technology.
The Carbon Flex uses the new patented V-Flex System, which includes taped and bonded external rear seams to provide maximum range of motion and freedom of movement around the hips, glutes and shoulders. Anatomically placed anchor points and high-strength elastic tapes create tension lines along the back of the upper legs that provide a lifting effect, helping swimmers improve body position and alleviate drag and resistance from fatigued legs.
Specially designed for breaststroke, backstroke and mid-long distance freestyle swimmers.
The V-Flex System moves the suit's seams away from the side of both men's and women's suits, to offer three specific benefits:
Hip flexion and freedom of movement: Seam placement creates a "flexline" across the hip flexors, offering less resistance during hip flexion on starts, turns, and breaststroke kicks. The system delivers complete freedom of movement around the hips, glutes, and shoulders, along with perfect fit and comfort.
Lifting effect: The rear seam creates a "tension line" between the two anchor points, limiting stretch on this line and having a lifting effect on the back of the legs. This helps to keep the legs high in the water during freestyle, and to keep the knees from dropping during breaststroke and butterfly.
Push off the wall: During the tumble turn, the tension line also helps with pushing off the wall.
The Carbon Flex suit is also a bit longer in the torso and leg, providing greater body coverage and reinforcing the effects of Intelligent Compression. All in all, it's a perfect complement to the Carbon Pro, offering a different set of benefits to match the swimmer's needs!
While offering the differences detailed above, the Arena Powerskin Carbon Flex Racing Suit, like all products in the Arena POWERSKIN Carbon Series features the following benefits:
Intelligent Compression: High-stretch elastomer yarns woven with stiff, strong carbon fibres create a ‘lock-out’ effect. When a critical stretch level is reached, the fibres lock much like a car’s seat belt is locked when the vehicle experiences impact. With swimwear, the locking of the carbon fibres increases support and control where and when it’s needed. Simultaneously, the stretch fabric remains comfortable without compromising the swimmer’s mobility. The compression reduces muscle oscillation meaning that the power is focused in one direction and none lost through vibration.
Power Return: elastic bonding tape is strategically placed on the inside of the legs and the gluteal muscles. This delivers additional power through a “spring back” motion on each kick, dive and turn. The tape stretches as you push off, helping to give a better glide when you start, preserving its optimum fit and freedom of movement throughout. The tape also aids your pre-race warm up and stretching, so that you can conserve energy for when it's needed most– in the race.
Improved Surface Integrity: The high-performance fabric (190g/sqm), woven and reinforced with carbon fibre delivers unsurpassed strength-to-weight ratio for a balanced combination of speed and power. The incredible strength of this material translates into a tougher suit, with less chance of damage or tearing that can result from extreme stretching while putting the suit on. The swimsuit’s surface also maximizes drag reduction and optimizes water repellency.
How to take measurement
- B - Breast: Take the measurement over the fullest part of your bust.
- C - Waist: Measure around the narrowest part of your waistline.
- D - Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hips.
- F - Torso loop: In a loop, measure from the highest part of the shoulder, beneath the crotch and then back to the starting point.
Please ensure you take time to study the size chart. Size vary between brands and styles of swimsuit.
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