Wednesday, March 18, 2009

'Jaked' - Here is the speedsuit that Fred Bousquet and Therese Alshammar swam and won their events in!

I found out about this suit from a reader known as Swim fast last August. This person was extraordinarily impressed with the suit. So much so that I could not believe the things this European swimmer was telling me about it. I kept checking up on the site from time to time and now the statements made about this suit are panning out as true.

Therese Alshammar set a WR in one but it got DQed due to conflicting rules between Australia and FINA. Fred Bousquet set a record at the Austin Grand Prix and there is Federica Pellegrini who has been swimming and winning in one as well.

Note that we are seeing Europeans now setting more and more records rather than the 'usual suspects': the United States and Australia! Speedsuits have made swimming more exciting despite the accusations of "equipment" or the unfair costs.

I took two images from the Jaked site and composited them above. Note how the suit lacks seams or perhaps the seams are taped over. Maybe even glue is used to stitch the suit.

The suit costs €372 which is $500 in US currency. If only the Euro was valued at .80 USD like it was just before George W. Bush entered office, then I could afford one!

A link to the Jaked website here: [Link]

9 comments:

maly said...

i thougth fred was sponsered by speedo

Tony Austin said...

He is wearing a Jaked in the video and Allasandro of Jaked wrote and said he wore one at Austin

maly said...

at the french championship , i will have to pay attention at the suit , i will have to see if amaury is wearing the new tyr suit ,if fred is wearing jaked and how alain is getting used to his arena suit.

Tony Austin said...

If Alain continues with his slump, he will change suits I bet

maly said...

in an article , alain was saying that he was helping arena in developing a good suit , he is testing 4 different suits in training . for alain , his times are not that bad because he is know to build speed during the season. he has less presure in the 100 free because he has already his ticket for rome.

Tony Austin said...

I just hope that he picked a good suit company that will do him right.

EricT said...

The suit looks like rubber or plastic, there's gotta be a problem with this suit and the permeability rule going into effect October 1st in the Dubai Charter.

Owen said...

I'm pretty sure Auburn wore gold jakeds for the ncaa championships

Tony Austin said...

Gold jaked suits must have looked awlful though I am hearing the suits may be even faster than a b70