Basic Triathlon questions from those who don't know

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Dec 2020
9:56pm, 16 Dec 2020
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rf_fozzy
Oh. I've never tried neoprene jammers. Didn't even know they existed. I thought you were talking about normal swimming shorts (like these: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/swim/jammers?f=300394)

I guess it's possible - neoprene will trap air more than polyester

I would have thought they might make a small difference, but it should be similar in a wetsuit maybe?
jda
Dec 2020
10:32pm, 16 Dec 2020
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jda
I’ve got neoprene shorts, zone3 I think, very helpful for my sinking legs while I was learning but I haven’t used them for a long time now.
Dec 2020
12:56pm, 17 Dec 2020
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RichHL
I have a pair which I wear from time to time. They do make a difference if you have sinking legs.
Dec 2020
1:04pm, 17 Dec 2020
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GlennR
Buoyancy shorts is what the things are called. Jammers are anything in that cut.
Dec 2020
6:33pm, 17 Dec 2020
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GordonG
Yes they're the ones, Glenn. And it's the zone3 ones I've just invested in

Ah that explains it fozzy! I was surprised that it seemed quite difficult to buy buoyancy neoprene shorts combined with a standard swimsuit top half for women.

(Goes off to corner the market in the new product)
Dec 2020
7:12pm, 17 Dec 2020
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RichHL
I think of them more like rubber punishment pants for when I have been bad and forgotten my drills for a while.
Jan 2021
2:55pm, 6 Jan 2021
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Irontubs
GG they do seem to market the bouyancy shorts to women, I did swim with a girl that wore them over her normal swim suit.
I also, I'm sure I saw an advert pop up on FB for a suit, but that could quite possibly have been for a whole different audience using neoprene :-o

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