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Steve Leblanc
02-15-2002, 05:16 AM
In watching the Olympic speed skating competitions, I notice that many of
the body suits the athletes are wearing seem to have special patches of
textured material or other irregularities. Are these used to try to reduce
drag from wind resistance somehow? I am assuming this would be similar to
some of the textured swim suits seen in Sydney.

Perhaps someone with insight into the body suit and/or bathing suit
designs could enlighten us on the effectiveness of these "sartorial

Steve LeBlanc MSc
Instructor, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
Email: Steve.LeBlanc@dal.ca Webpage: http://is2.dal.ca/~zeppo/
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