Under Armour’s Sleek U.S. Olympic Speed Skating Suits (Video)
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Maryland based companies Under Armour and Locked Martin teamed up to outfit the U.S. Olympic Speed Skating athletes with the world’s fastest suits.
The suits are called the ‘Mach 39’ and were designed with computer modeling – with information gathered from high-speed cameras which captured Olympians’ movements and positions as they raced around their training facility in Utah – and hours and hours of wind tunnel testing.
The above promotional video — underscored by dramatic music and a U.S. Olympic skater jetting around a rink — takes viewers behind the design process of the “the fastest skating suit ever built.
Under Armour will also be supplying the uniforms and training outfits of the U.S. bobsled and skeleton teams, as well as for the Canadian snowboard teams.