Next generation of nero nearly here
nero14, our latest technical racesuit, is set to dive into pools around the world on 1 January, but will be available to pre-order from blueseventy and retailers in December.
Serving as the next generation suit to evolve from the experience of racing in finals in London last summer, nero14 has been body-fit tested by top swimmers, is made from seamless construction and is exceptionally compressive to reduce hydrodynamic drag and support muscular function.
Among the swimmers who tested the nero14 was World Championship finalist and team blueseventy athlete Georgia Davies. After swimming in the suit for the first time she said:
“The compression on the legs feels amazing, but I don’t feel at all restricted when I’m swimming. I used to wear the neroTX when I raced, but there is no denying that the nero14 is a much faster.”
After revolutionalizing technical swimwear in 2007 with the introduction of technology learned from twenty years experience in open water, blueseventy suits are chosen by swimmers all around the world, including Olympians, for their fit and performance.
Tim Moxey, blueseventy CEO said: “What we’ve done with nero14 is listen to feedback from the swimmers who wear our suits and move forward our understanding of fit and performance.
“What we had with the full body suit in 2008 was a suit that fitted perfectly and performed exceptionally, we all remember records tumbling virtually every time a swimmer dived into the pool.
“When we first developed and tested it the results were almost unbelievable. The fact we’re not seeing those sorts of drops with textiles almost gives us more drive to refine and improve the tiny details.”
The nero14 is the next generation suit to evolve from the popular neroXII. The fit has been improved and the welded seam technology has been updated. The suit made from welded seam construction, with no stitching except to provide extra strength to the back of the women’s kneeskin straps.
Moxey added: “Our design philosophy for both open water and the pool is to develop suits that athletes feel good in. That obviously has a psychological impact but it’s really about enhancing all the elements that make a swimmer great, like hip lift, steamlining and stroke length.”
He added: “We’re lucky to work with some great athletes that are really invested in our brand and they are the people that have driven the evolution of nero14 and are the people that will demand even more in the run up to Rio.”
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