Arena Debuts New Addition to POWERSKIN Carbon Series Flex at Arena Grand Prix Orlando

 Arena publicly debuted its new POWERSKIN Carbon Flex racing suit at the Arena Grand Prix Orlando tonight, placing swimmers on the podium in every swim. Katinka Hozzu (2 gold), Laura Sogar (1 silver), Claire Donahue (1 bronze) and Caitlin Leverenz (1 bronze) raced in the new suit, finishing with a combined five medals.

Laura Sogar in

Laura Sogar in the new POWERSKIN Carbon Flex (courtesy of Mike Lewis)

“I felt great in the Carbon Flex tonight,” said 2013 NCAA breaststroke champion Sogar.“I always feel good in Carbon technology because I appreciate the support it provides, but for me, I really enjoyed the flexibility across my hips, especially on the kick. I know a lot of people love the Carbon Pro, and that’s a great suit too, but for my body and my stroke, the Flex is the one for me.” 

Sitting alongside the world-record breaking Carbon Pro, The Carbon Flex is the newest addition to Arena’s best-selling Carbon Series. With six models of carbon technology on the market, Arena now offers swimmers diverse options in fit and flexibility while maintaining the unique benefits of the world’s most innovative racing and compression technology. 

The Carbon Flex is the first product in the Arena family to use the patented V-Flex System. 

This system includes taped and bonded external rear seams to provide maximum range of motion and freedom of movement around the hips, glutes and shoulders. Anatomically placed anchor points and high-strength elastic tapes create tension lines along the back of the upper legs that provide a lifting effect, helping swimmers improve body position and alleviate drag and resistance from fatigued legs

While offering the above differences, the Flex, like all products in the POWERSKIN Carbon Series feature the following benefits:

Katinka Hosszu in the POWERSKIN Carbon Flex (courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Katinka Hosszu in the new POWERSKIN Carbon Flex (courtesy of Mike Lewis)

Carbon Cage: Arena’s Carbon Series features the world’s first technical racing suits with high-strength carbon fiber woven into a lightweight high-stretch nylon fabric.

Intelligent Compression: The Carbon Cage technology locks down when and where a critical stress level is reached, maximizing compression on over-extended zones when and where needed, while retaining elasticity and freedom of movement.

Power Return System: Strategic placement of bonded seams and internal elastic taping stores potential energy and releases this energy in dives, kicks, and turns to maximize efficiency, power, and speed.

Available in blue/black and red/black, the Flex will be commercially available at authorized Arena dealers and online this March. Visit or for details. 

This release is courtesy of Arena USA, SwimSwam’s partner on coverage of the 2014 Arena Grand Prix Series. 

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