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David Ashton
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
David Ashton   7/4/2012 7:55:49 AM
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Maybe not EE, Mike, but as you say it's interesting. If it's not relevant to you, click the back button. Meantime, Sylvie, I think you'll find the majority of us enjoy these articles??

seaEE
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
seaEE   7/4/2012 4:43:38 AM
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Have a tailor fit each swimmer with a suit of the same material. Make the design and material standard issue for each Olympics.

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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
xwindowsjunkie   7/4/2012 3:45:15 AM
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The float test would disallow many fabrics currently used in all sorts of clothing, even cotton. How long does the testing have to run while waiting for the cloth to saturate and sink? The manner in which the cloth is placed in the water can determine how well it floats. I can see all sorts of arguments come out of that. Next I suppose they'll be testing swimmers for "slicking agents" like Teflon. I seem to remember sailing competitions that inspected boats for dispensing systems used to make the water-hull boundary layer slicker.

SylvieBarak
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
SylvieBarak   7/4/2012 12:30:15 AM
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well, what about my interest? Or do we only care about yours?? ;)

Bert22306
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
Bert22306   7/3/2012 11:48:45 PM
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Heh heh. Because if the men athletes did that, it wouldn't increase my interest in watching by one iota. In fact, maybe the opposite!

SylvieBarak
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
SylvieBarak   7/3/2012 11:46:05 PM
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It's EE Life, and that includes a broad range of scientific interests

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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
tb1   7/3/2012 11:41:43 PM
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As a father of a competitive swimmer, this rule will really help out my pocketbook if he progresses far enough. Those suits are very expensive. And really, a buoyant suit? Heck, why not make the suit in the shape of an inflatable boat and put a jetpack on the back while you are at it? This isn't the America's Cup where the technology of the boat is an important part of the competition. It is swimming. They should have a 'float' test. If the swimming suit floats on top of the water, it is banned.

SylvieBarak
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
SylvieBarak   7/3/2012 11:40:35 PM
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why only women athletes?

Daniel Payne
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re: Hi-tech swimsuits banned at London Olympics
Daniel Payne   7/3/2012 10:08:58 PM
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Cycling went through a similar phase when recumbent bikes were first allowed, then banned after smashing every known record. It's really arbitrary at what point you disallow technology advances in judged sports like swimming for the Olympics.

Mike K.
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Mike K.   7/3/2012 9:42:11 PM
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Interesting, but hardly relevant to EE Times.

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