Briefs or Jammers

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    Feb 04, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    I just started lap swimming and i'm trying to decide between jammers or briefs. Is there a big difference?
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    Feb 04, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Briefs are hotter... but your profile doesnt exist anymore... so... disregard.
  • DCEric

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    Feb 04, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    RoccoGiovanni saidBriefs are hotter... but your profile doesnt exist anymore... so... disregard.


    Oh it exists... he's ZACK3939, but he has it hidden. (If you quote him, you can see his alias.)
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    Feb 04, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    ZACK3939 saidI just started lap swimming and i'm trying to decide between jammers or briefs. Is there a big difference?


    How interesting...
  • neon4u

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    Feb 04, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    I love the suit that reveals the most....!
  • neon4u

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    Feb 08, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    I just bought a pair of boxers... nice and tight and low rise.. i got them from N2N... great store.
  • swimlang86

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    Feb 08, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    For swimming, I would suggest briefs. Jammers stretch the more you use them and they eventually extend below your knees. What I would suggest is two briefs. A fitted brief and then a drag suit (brief style) that is slightly bigger over it. The drag suit will not wear out as quickly (should last you 1-2 years) and the undersuit should last anywhere from 3-5 months depending on how much you swim.

    Jammers cover more, but for training purposes they really make no sense. People are going to see your body regardless, so I would say look for these brands of suits: Speedo, TYR, or Nike. Speedo suits fit better, but don't last as long. TYR has just about the same issues but doesn't offer as much variety. Nike suits last longer, but are more expensive.


    Hope that helps
  • Road89

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    Feb 15, 2010 9:16 AM GMT
    I would say brief or trunks, but be sure to grab some drags as well. It just makes me feel weird to see a lap swimmer in just briefs. I think you should have drags on unless you're competing.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 15, 2010 9:33 AM GMT
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    a speedo is good for when you'd like to tan or if you'd like to see where you break while swimming an event (i.e., more than likely unshaven, sometimes un-tapered, always calculating).

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    a jammer is more than likely for a more confident swim for the sometimes less than confident in their body. a jammer is a good way to get a feel for the water without feeling as naked. it's a good way to be aware of your intuition as you swim, for the water will graze against the material in subtle ways that water against skin may or may not sense.
  • trl_

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    Feb 20, 2010 5:31 AM GMT
    RoccoGiovanni saidBriefs are hotter... but your profile doesnt exist anymore... so... disregard.


    LOL
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Feb 21, 2010 10:17 PM GMT
    briefs totally. i think they r so much sexier they make the ass look better also
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    Feb 21, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    i'm a swimmer and i wear a jammer, never a fan of briefs.
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    Feb 21, 2010 10:48 PM GMT
    I'll stick to the standard board short swimsuit...I'm still not convinced that my giant hairy thighs will look good in anything but that. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
    Briefs all the way. But if you have hair on your legs you are not willing to shave then I'd say Jammers because they will cut some resistance.
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidI'll stick to the standard board short swimsuit...I'm still not convinced that my giant hairy thighs will look good in anything but that. icon_confused.gif


    I think you would look very hot in boardies, but your speedo pic is good too. I just love a cotton tail tan from boardshorts.icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    briefs
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 22, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    Briefs are definately the best for swimming. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 23, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    Personally, I prefer to swim in briefs because the resistance of your skin helps the buoy stay in place during "pull drills". The fabric on jammers is slick and I find myself adjusting the buoy after a few flip turns.

    But actually I'm fine with anything but those stupid body suits that make everyone break every record ever known to man. I'm glad FINA outlawed those things... Back to basics. Let's see who the real swimmers are! icon_mad.gif
  • Anto

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    Feb 23, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Probably depends on the type of briefs vs jammer.
    I like square cut suits and use this make for swim training (speedo polymesh square leg). The outside shell is loose and baggy with holes in it for drag.
    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1438.htm
  • neon4u

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    Feb 25, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    How's your beach body coming along? Time to hit the gym hard so that all of you can fit in a nice bikini/speedo
  • curve

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    Feb 25, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    briefs? Isn't that what lawyers spend all their time writing?

    speedo-slim cut, less drag. leaves a better tan line if you're spending a lot of time swimming
  • Aquanerd

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    Feb 26, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    I train in a Drag Suit. They look like "grannie panties," they ad extra resistance to your workout. I agree with aboutmuscle, jammers suck for pull sets. I do wear Lazer Jammers in pool competition. Full body suit for open water only.
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    Feb 26, 2010 4:40 AM GMT
    Bbling73 said
    collegekid2004 saidI'll stick to the standard board short swimsuit...I'm still not convinced that my giant hairy thighs will look good in anything but that. icon_confused.gif


    I think you would look very hot in boardies, but your speedo pic is good too. I just love a cotton tail tan from boardshorts.icon_wink.gif


    icon_wink.gif Too kind.
  • AtxBobOmb

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    Feb 26, 2010 5:08 AM GMT
    I prefer the square cut briefs.
    short ones.
    I'm too hairy for plain briefs, and jammers are typically for younger kids
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    Feb 26, 2010 5:26 AM GMT
    As a long-time competitive swimmer, I tend to agree with all the other guys recommending the drag suit. You want resistance when you train, save the jammers/body suits for meets - or you know, the bedroom...if that's what tickles your pickle icon_cool.gif

    Drag = harder work = getting stronger/faster. Yay, physics!