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(Baltimore Sun)   Underperforming US Olympic speedskaters blame Under Armour, consider suit   ( baltimoresun.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Under Armour, olympics, Shani Davis, computer modeling  
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2014-02-14 12:56:24 PM  
2 votes:
Why the fark aren't people using the same shiat across the board in the olympics?  Because what's the counter-argument?  Oh, all those gold medals you've won united states were due to you having better suits, clearly.

The most annoying thing about the luge I was watching was how they went on about how the 1st place persons sled was completely unique, and made unique sounds and he was really interested in seeing how it was made to make it better than everyone elses.

No, every damn sled should be identical.  The fact that we're talking about a "best sled" takes away everything from the competitors.
2014-02-14 12:48:48 PM  
2 votes:
Typical American externalization of blame. The opponent could not possibly be better, it must be the suit.
2014-02-14 12:43:55 PM  
2 votes:
No capes!
2014-02-14 02:28:53 PM  
1 vote:
Whatever the truth is, Under Armour can still benefit from this if they react correctly. The upside for them is that it reinforces the idea that technical clothing makes a big difference.
2014-02-14 01:20:01 PM  
1 vote:

warrenn: I agree that something is weird about those suits. It almost looks like they have a wetsuit on. The other competitors have something that looks like a single piece of spandex, but the USA suits have lots of seams, look thicker, and don't seem to fit very well.



I was noticing a gap around the jaw/neck area, and wondered if it would catch air when they were skating.

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2014-02-14 01:06:42 PM  
1 vote:
They knew this was going to come back and bite 'em in the ass.
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2014-02-14 01:05:06 PM  
1 vote:
Fark em. As an American I'm tired of our athletes just assuming they're going to kick everyone's asses.
2014-02-14 12:54:16 PM  
1 vote:

CruJones: In what I've watched, all I keep hearing is announcers talking about how bad the ice is.  In all sports, including that skeleton/luge thing, skating, everything.


Because it's freaking hot there...

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2014-02-14 12:48:44 PM  
1 vote:

CruJones: In what I've watched, all I keep hearing is announcers talking about how bad the ice is.  In all sports, including that skeleton/luge thing, skating, everything.


That's impossible. Russia would never cut corners on quality.
2014-02-14 12:44:27 PM  
1 vote:
If they only did computer modeling as far as factoring how the suits would effect drag. Then yea, they have some slight ground to stand on. I figured they would have had actual athletes wear the things on test tracks. You know, like how it should be done. Real world variables and all that jazz.

If they did do that, then the athletes are having issues they need to address. Otherwise, they need new super suits.
2014-02-14 12:42:57 PM  
1 vote:
Is it possible that the IOC's drug policy has finally caught up with Western PEDs?
2014-02-14 12:41:48 PM  
1 vote:
In what I've watched, all I keep hearing is announcers talking about how bad the ice is.  In all sports, including that skeleton/luge thing, skating, everything.
 
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