For over a decade, arena has been developing and applying new technical features to its range of racing swimwear, with the aim of constantly offering swimmers a cutting edge in their performance.
Carbon fibre is made up of very thin strands of carbon – even thinner than human hair – which can be twisted together like yarn, and then woven into cloth. It's five times as strong as steel and twice as stiff, but only one third of its weight.
By weaving elastomer yarns across a special carbon fibre grid, the inherent strength and stiffness of the carbon threads serve as a protective web that regulates stretching by stiffening the fabric once a critical stress level is reached, thus preventing uneven stress damage.
Intelligent Muscle Compression: The carbon thread framework locks down like a seatbelt when critical stretch levels kick in, giving maximum compression on over-extended zones, increasing support and control when and where it's needed, and boosting performance through reduced drag, improved efficiency, and maximum power. At the same time, the stretch fabric retains its elasticity, remaining comfortable without affecting the swimmer's mobility.