For 2012 Blue Seventy further enhcanced their flagship Helix wetsuit with subtle pattern refinements and considerable material improvements.
Torsional Stretch Technology has been a standout feature of the new Helix suits since the first model was released in 2005. The new Helix TSTpanels are further enchanced with functional design using A-Flex material in a swim specific multidirectional layout.
Blue Seventy's now legendary reverse zipper not only ensures a more sure swim, and a quicker suit exit, but reduces the need for a traditionally bulky collar, improving your comfort and making it easier to sight.
The A-Flex 4 way stretch fabric in the 1mm cuffs wrap around the wrist to seal the arms from water entry, without catching when taking the suit off.
Aqua Feel Forearms:
Another world first. Blue Seventy's ultra light, diaphanous AQUA FEEL forearms are made with a permeable nero TX fabric allowing you to feel the water through the suit. An increased awareness for the position of the arm in the water encourages better technique, greater power and reduces the risk of injury.
Knee Flex Panels:
2mm textured KNEE FLEX panels assist with knee flexion by reducing bunching behind the knee and improve functionality when you need to run to T1.
Single Seam Tube Legs:
Blue Seventy's tube construction in the lower leg combines A-Flex material with a single seam to maximize the flexibility and promote a quick release from your suit in the transition. Liquid taping on the internal seam reinforces and allows you to cut the leg to your desired height.
The Helix tiers buoyancy 5-5-4. cemtra;ozomg core buoyancy to raise the position of the hips in relation to the rest of the swimmer.
Chest: Rating 5mm
The Helix uses two lateral chest panels that naturally and anatomically accentuates the lungs, producing the optimal amount of buoyancy for the swimmer in the upper body.
Torso: Rating 5mm + AERODOME
The torso uses a core panel of Yamaomoto aerodome material to deliver a maximal central buoyancy zone in the suit, keeping the hips high and promoting an efficient downhill swimming position.
Lower Legs: Rating 4mm
Research with top swimmers has shown that the 4mm Yamamoto 39 cell neoprene legs deliver the perfect blend of buoyancy without limiting drive from the kick.
Orange A-Flex inner jersey is laminated to ultra supple 40 cell neoprence to produce an incredibly flexible suit. A-Flex material is used in the 1mm arms, oversized 1mm arm gussets, 1.5 TST panels, and 2mm back panel resulting in unparalleled freedom of movement.
VO2 Chest Panel:
A central panel of 2mm neoprene with A-Flex material maximizes stretch during respiration and improves comfort.