Learn About T1 Wetsuits
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Why the T1 Wetsuit is better than any one-piece wetsuit:
The two-piece design of the T1 wetsuits offer more comfort and less restriction. From the inception in 1999, we took the most innovative approach to designing the T1 Wetsuit. We have seen so many people make their purchase decision based on how a wetsuit feels when they put it on and then stand in front of a mirror to see how it looks. All T1 Wetsuits are designed to be comfortable and perform when swimming, not standing. We constucted the shape of our wetsuit based on a swimmers with their arms up, as well as one arm up at a time, instead of standing with their arms at their side. We then created our own algorithms for optimal comfort, performance, fit, and sizing based on dimensions taken at over 60 locations on the body. This is how we developed Bio Stroke™ Design.
We quickly learned that the best way to overcome the discomfort found, even to this day, in one-piece wetsuits, we need to either eliminate the zipper, or create a way where the zipper does not hinder the flexibility of the wetsuit. This has still not been accomplished by any one-piece wetsuit on the market today, thus the logic behind our two-piece design still holds true.
Because the top and bottom are not attached, the T1 Wetsuit does not force you to have to change your stroke. There is no “torso-rubber stretch” or shoulder fatigue that occurs with all one-piece wetsuits. All T1 models are sold as separates "modules" for a more customized and personal fit.
What makes the T1 the best wetsuit in the world?
TWO-PIECE DESIGN — means more comfort and less restriction. Because the top and bottom are not attached, changing your stroke is not necessary. We have eliminated the “torso-rubber-stretch” that causes shoulder restriction, and with it, the fatigue that occurs with traditional one-piece wetsuits. The different models of tops and bottoms are sold as separates so you can customize your fit and your performance needs.
BIO-STROKE™ DESIGN — Our wetsuit makes lifting your arms more natural. We designed it that way with the arms over your head. When lifting your arms, your shoulders rotate forward. A wetsuit should not inhibit this motion. The Bio-Stroke™ Design pulls the arms forward (resembling a mummy walking) and makes swimming less confining. Remember a wetsuit is supposed to be most comfortable when you are swimming!
PULLOVERS WITH ZIPPERS FROM THE WAIST — Lightweight, custom-made zippers allow all pullovers and vest a more intuitive and faster removal, while offering more comfort and flexibilty during the swim. Most importantly, the zipper does not hinder your stroke. One-piece wetsuits stretch everywhere except around the zipper. This limits the upper body and shoulders from achieving maximum reach, which results in shoulder and arm fatigue.
LOW NECKLINE — This feature facilitates breathing, eliminating the "first timer's choking sensation" often accompanying one-piece suits. This feature makes it easier to turn your head to breathe and to raise your head to look forward. This also reduces chafing.
CORRECTS YOUR SWIMMING POSITION — The optimized hip flotation further lifts the hips and legs to put the body in the most efficient swimming position. We were the first wetsuit company to do so. Don't be fooled by the gimmicks by other companies that place thick and thin rubber on the hips. The bottom line is buoyancy. The thicker the rubber on the hips and upper legs the faster you will swim. This hold especially true if you have a weak kick.
SPEED — The T1 Wetsuit has repeatedly proven to be the fastest on the market. It is made with GreenGoma™ Limestone Rubber, making it flexible, buoyant, durable and very fast to remove. The best place to test a wetsuit is not a pool, but rather in open water over a more realistic distance with no walls from which to push off. So test it today and read our next feature!
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE — Buy a T1 and test it for 15 days. If you do not find it to be the best wetsuit you have worn, return it for a complete refund. We encourage you to see if any other wetsuit company will offer you this guarantee. Then you can test any wetsuit against the T1!
With so may possible combinations of tops and bottoms combined with at least 6 sizes in each, you have over 250 possible choices of size and model combinations to create the perfect wetsuit for you.
All T1 Wetsuits are made of GreenGoma™, a limestone rubber...bye-bye petroleum wetsuits!
Until recently, all triathlon wetsuits have been made of petroleum. First in the industry to introduce limestone rubber into our wetsuits, all T1 Wetsuits incorporate this amazing GreenGoma™ technology.
So what does this mean to YOU? GreenGoma™ rubber offers better stretch, buoyancy, durability and insulation with a more closed cell injected construction making it 98.9% water impermeable. So it is lighter, dries quicker and lasts longer. The only part of the rubber that gets wet is the new stretch liner that is now made up of recycled post-consumer products.
We offer two types of GreenGoma™ rubber:
1. GreenGoma™ #8 Rubber: a high quality, buoyant, stretchy, and highly durable rubber with a slick composite skin outer surface for speed in the water and fast removal out of the water. It is found in our Black Pearl and Speed Collection models making these pieces superior suits and an affordable price.
2. GreenGoma™ #9 Rubber: all the same features as the #8 Rubber above, with a bit more stretch and a more closed cell making it more buoyant. This rubber is found in the First Wave models making these pieces the very best wetsuit money can buy, yet you will find the First Wave to be more affordably priced that other brands.
This is the fastest wetsuit that money can buy. We use our new GreenGoma™ #9 Rubber with Slick Composite Skin. With this new rubber, we have the best, most buoyant and most flexible. For more than a decade, no other company has been able to produce a wesuit as fast as the First Wave Pullover or the First Wave Concept 5 and First Wave Bibjohn. We continue to give you the ultimate wetsuit.
The Black Pearl Pullover and Black Pearl Bibjohn has the same design features as the First Wave, but with a more affordable GreenGoma™ #8 Rubber with a Slick Composite Skin. This is the next best rubber on the market making the Black Pearl almost as fast and just as durable as the First Wave, but for less money.
This collection of Speedtube, Speedvest, Wetshort, and Extreme Sleeves are great pieces to wear in waters too warm for a full wetsuit, to combine with a wetsuit you may already own to stay warmer in cold waters, or to wear alone or as training aids to reap flotation speed advantage. All are made of GreenGoma™ #8.