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“The GX-Sonic V is the best Mizuno suit to date,” said Blake Pieroni, Olympian, and Mizuno Athlete. “Mizuno worked alongside myself and many other athletes to develop this product. It is clear that Mizuno understands the importance of race day and built this product to create optimal speed.”
GX-Sonic V Technology
Designed off the “flat swimming” concept, the GX-Sonic series tech suit helps maintain a flat streamlined posture through the entire kick cycle by providing support to the internal rotation of the legs. The newly designed taping structure technology, SONIC LINE DESIGN –X*3, encourages a tight, more streamlined posture resulting in less drag and more efficiency. The women’s GX-Sonic V extends SONIC LINE DESIGN technology, through the upper torso and lower thigh to provided added support to the core to further enhance the performance benefit to the female swimmer.*4 The GX-Sonic V will be available in Sprinter (ST) and Multi-Racer (MR) models in both men’s and women’s models.
*3 Posture support structure with high-tension material distributed in a cross from the waist on the back of the thigh to the middle of the thigh. *4 Patent pending as of November 19th, 2019 on the cross shape support structure for the abdominal area.
The most significant update introduced in the GX-Sonic V is a new water repellent material technology, Sonic Light Ribtex UW. First, of its kind, the new patent-pending material is designed to increase water repellency and with a structure that reduces water friction. The material prevents water from penetrating the suit’s fabric resulting in higher body position and opportunity for propulsion-efficient swimming with minimum resistance. Compared to the previous model, Sonic Light Ribtex UW reduces weight in the water for swimmers by 20% .*5 Patent pending as of November 20th, 2019, on the technology to prevent water penetration into the swimsuit’s fabric
Mizuno Swim History
Mizuno has a long-tenured history in swim with the first Mizuno swimsuits introduced around 1914. At the time, swimsuits were made of knit materials made of 100% nylon which offered stretch laterally however did not stretch longitudinally.
Continuing to seek improved performance, Mizuno introduced swimsuits made of polyurethane strings with large open cuts at the back in 1976. These modifications increased stretch both laterally and longitudinally to provide better mobility and improved water resistance for swimmers.
The evolution of Mizuno swim gear is most notably recognized with the advancement of scientific approaches measuring water resistance introduced into the R&D process starting in 1988. These advancements further accelerated Mizuno the 2011 introduction of the first GX-Sonic series developed with a concept of “flat swimming” concept. Of late, the “Mizuno suit” has become a top choice for professional swimmers at global competitions.