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To those of you wearing the bike-shorts-type suits:

For the love of Gawd, PULL UP YOUR PANTS!!!

The "waist"band should not be four inches below your navel.

I realize that the low-rise craze is everywhere, but i'm seeing a bit more of you than i need to.

Thanks for your consideration.





(I'm talking to YOU, Michael Phelps.)
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LOL! Yes, I noticed this too. I think it is interesting how the camera always does a dead on shot of the 2 inches of crack hanging out.

-4
Not necessarily complaining
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4: Not necessarily complaining


Excellent point - if i'm gonna see that on anyone, at least it's on a fit young man...



snippee
aka Mrs. Robinson
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To those of you wearing the bike-shorts-type suits:

For the love of Gawd, PULL UP YOUR PANTS!!!

The "waist"band should not be four inches below your navel.

I realize that the low-rise craze is everywhere, but i'm seeing a bit more of you than i need to.

Thanks for your consideration.





(I'm talking to YOU, Michael Phelps.)

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Now you stop it with that crazy talk!

:-)Charlie
...appreciating swimmers since 1902...
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As long as I don't have to look at the backside, I'm more than happy to admire the front. Well, actually I like the backside, just not the crack.

=) Megan
crack kills!
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BTW, what is up with the "bike shorts" suits anyway, and the "leggings" suits? Am I crazy, or did swimmers, like, not used to wear leggings in the pool? (Personally I'm not fond of Speedos, anyway, I'm just curious.)
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As long as I don't have to look at the backside, I'm more than happy to admire the front. Well, actually I like the backside, just not the crack.


Yes, exactly.

Perhaps someone could make some trunks with a slightly higher waistline in the back than in the front?



snippee
mmmmm...abs
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BTW, what is up with the "bike shorts" suits anyway, and the "leggings" suits? Am I crazy, or did swimmers, like, not used to wear leggings in the pool?


You're not crazy. The suits are made of spaceage materials that have less drag than shaved skin.

Prior to this, the idea was to have as much skin showing as possible, since the suits' material wasn't as hydrodynamic*.

Then came the new-fangled suits, which come in all shapes and sizes - they look like bike pants, running tights, unitards, wetsuits.

From the interviews i've seen, it's a matter of personal preference. Some swimmers like the full-body coverage, others find it restrictive.

And because the suits are expensive, to level the playing field, i believe the suits are made available free of charge for poorer countries/programs.



I'm still on the fence about all of this. On the one hand, it's kinda cool. Ian Thorpe's suit is supposedly one of the best, modeled after nature, like fish scales or something.

I'm all for technology, but on the other hand, i feel like there should be asterisks by the world record holder's names if they wear these suits.

I mean, it's one thing to use technology to help you get stronger, e.g. some advanced weight lifting training program.

It's another entirely if the two-thousandths of a second margin of victory was there only because you were wearing a better suit than your competitor. (If that's the case, then the suit should receive a gold medal, too.)


*shrug*

I don't know.





* Is this even a word? You know, like aerodynamic but in the water?
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The "waist"band should not be four inches below your navel.

I realize that the low-rise craze is everywhere, but i'm seeing a bit more of you than i need to.

Thanks for your consideration.





(I'm talking to YOU, Michael Phelps.)


Speak for yourself!!!!!

I love the swim outfits and think they could be a little skimpier and a little tighter.
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