The all new orca equip re-shapes the landscape for those transitioning from pool swimming to the open water, or unfamiliar with swimming in a wetsuit.
|Wetsuit Type:||Full Sleeve|
The equip has been designed to provide high levels of flexibility, performance and comfort, using 2-5mm panels of premium quality scs-coated yamamoto #39 cell neoprene throughout the full front of the wetsuit. The lightweight panels have been shaped to ensure a range of motion normally associated with intermediate and top level wetsuits. 3-5mm panels of smoothskin neoprene are used through the back for buoyancy, while there are speed transition panels that make the wetsuit easy to get on and off. The equip also features the hydrostroke forearm panel - a distinctive silicone print, which catches the water through the pull phase of the stroke, increasing power.
Modern triathlon wetsuits were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes, they generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit. 1, Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders. 2, Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition. In addition, tri wetsuits have a very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim. Another advantage of a tri wetsuit is the added buoyancy that the wetsuit provides, this can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
Whilst working as a swim coach, and from his first hand experience in competing in triathlon, Scott Unsworth realised that the wetsuits used at the time were completely inadequate for swimming. In 1992 Scott started up a company called Performance Speedsuits Ltd, based out of his parent's house in Auckland, New Zealand. He began to develop his "Speedsuits", which featured greater flexibility and buoyancy than other existing wetsuits. The business started with Scott selling his Speedsuits from the back of his car at swim meets and triathlon events. The Speedsuits quickly gained a following amongst athletes and the business started to grow. Scott was taking his first steps towards introducing what would become Orca, to the world. A young New Zealand triathlete named Hamish Carter became one of the first athletes to sign up with the company that is now Orca. Over the next 13 years Hamish Carter went on to become one of the best known triathletes in the world - culminating in a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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|5||90 - 95cm||35″ - 37″||162 - 172cm||5′ 4″ - 5′ 8″||61 - 66kg||134 - 145lb|
|6||95 - 99cm||37″ - 39″||167 - 175cm||5′ 6″ - 5′ 9″||67 - 74kg||147 - 162lb|
|MT||95 - 99cm||37″ - 39″||177 - 190cm||5′ 10″ - 6′ 1″||68 - 76kg||149 - 167lb|
|7||98 - 104cm||38″ - 41″||173 - 185cm||5′ 8″ - 6′ 1″||75 - 82kg||165 - 180lb|
|8||104 - 108cm||41″ - 43″||180 - 188cm||5′ 11″ - 6′ 2″||82 - 89kg||180 - 196lb|
|9||108 - 113cm||43″ - 44″||185 - 193cm||6′ 1″ - 6′ 4″||89 - 97kg||196 - 213lb|
|10||114 - 124cm||45″ - 49″||190 - 196cm||6′ 3″ - 6′ 5″||98 - 109kg||215 - 233lb 4oz|
|11||123 - 134cm||49″ - 53″||193 - 200cm||6′ 4″ - 6′ 6″||107kg+||235lb+|
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