Diego – Sneak Peek

July 17th, 2015 - Posted by

 

Men's Diego- Solar Flare/Pewter/Zoot Red

The Diego delivers neutral cushioned comfort, perfect for those long runs or if you want an everyday bounce to your stride. Featuring Z-Bound™+ and a Progressive Forward Roll in the midsole, you will be protected from impact as well as a smooth transition to every run.

Upper:

The light weight and breathable mesh with a seamless no-sew creates a secure and supportive fit. The sock like feel of the BareFit™ internal liner allows your foot to stay put and breathe with speed.

Midsole:

Created for premium cushion and to reduce fatigue from impact on the body, the Diego is designed to work as one complete system. Midsole layers of Z-Bound™+, ZVA and a dedicated heel crash pad combined with high traction carbon rubber, blown rubber and Progressive Forward Roll create a comfortable transition through your entire stride.

Summary:

With a 4mm drop, the Diego combines both cushion and a dedicated heel counter responsible for stability so you will feel recovered and ready for the next run! A perfect blend for long runs, high mileage, or simply additive comfort, the Diego creates an innovative running experience.

Details:

Offset: 4mm

Weight: Men(9)- 12.50z, Women(8)- 10.8oz

Category: Neutral

Availability: Coming Soon!

Heel/Toe Stack: 26mm/22mm

Images:

Men's Diego-Solar Flare/Pewter/Zoot Red

Men's Diego- Pewter/Black/Zoot Blue

 

 

Women's Diego- Pacific/Light Blue/Punch

 

Women's Diego-Punch/Deep Purple/Solar Flare

 

 

 

Men's Diego- Pewter/Black/Zoot Blue

 

Women's Diego-Pacific/Light Blue/Punch

 

 

 

Which Wetsuit is Best for You?

July 13th, 2015 - Posted by

WETZOOTS to suit all needs.

Since 2005 Zoot has been creating world class wetsuits specifically designed to for triathletes to swim fast and get out of the water feeling fresh. Our wetsuits have maximum flexibility and floatation to help you get out of the water feeling fresher. We have several levels of wetsuits accommodate all levels of swimmers.

Loaded with amazing features and the best technology, Zoot wetsuits consistently receive top accolades from both athletes around the globe. With the use of only the best neoprene in the appropriate places throughout the suit, you will enjoy maximum flexibility in the shoulders and floatation in the hips. SCS Nano and SCS are world class speed coatings that will help you glide through the water more efficiently. In order to keep the water out of the suit, we’ve added Zero Water Friction Free Neck and Zero Water Cuffs to our wetsuits. The Moontape Reinforcements along with the best Neoprene and speed coating ensure maximum durability.

 

WETSUIT TECHNOLOGYWETZOOTS to suit all needs.1. ZERO WATER FRICTION FREE NECK – Comfort neck panel sits flat against the neck to limit water entry and stop chafing.

2. CFD – CONFLUENCE FLUID DYNAMICS allows the swimmer’s arm to travel through the water with less energy expenditure and higher velocity.

3. ZERO WATER CUFFS – 1mm cuffs wrap around the wrist allowing for powerful strokes while sealing out the water.

4. SPEED RELEASE ANKLE PANEL – A strategically placed 2mm super stretchy panel at the base of the leg speeds transition in T1.

5. DORSALflex ZIPPER – 2mm of neoprene down the back zipper for stretch and improved lung expansion.

6. ZONE Rx CORE STABILIZER – Core stabilization ensures optimal body position and preserves core strength.

7. MOONTAPE REINFORCEMENTS – Strategically placed Moontape and spot reinforcements on the arms and legs ensures maximum durability.

8. SCS NANO – The most hydrodynamic and durable wetsuit coating available. Less friction. Less drag. More speed.

9. GLIDEflex – Grooved panels increase stretch for maximum lung expansion, shoulder rotation and extension.

10. SCS – SUPER COMPOSITE SKIN – A hydro-dynamic coating that allows the suit to glide through water more efficiently, improving neoprene’s surface abrasion resistance, durability and strength.

11. DYNAhull DYNAMIC STROKE TECH – Single seam sleeve construction maximizes the neoprene flexibility, increases reach and streamlines stroke efficiency.

12. SUPER STRETCH INTERIOR LINING – Zoot’s super stretch non-absorbant polyester interior lining allows for maximum reach and enhanced lateral flexibility.

13. AQUAlift – Aqualift provides maximum buoyancy raising your legs and torso in the water for increased power and speed.

14. OKD – OPTIMAL KICK DESIGN – Leg patterning that works with your anatomy to increase kick velocity, frequency, and efficiency.

 

WETSUIT CATEGORIES

We have several categories of wetsuits including Prophet 2.0, Z Force 5.0, Z Force 3.0 and Z Force 1.0. The Z Force 3.0 and 1.0 are also available in sleeveless. With nine men’s sizes and six women’s sizes, you are sure to find a Zoot wetsuit to fit your body. Below is a brief overview of our wetsuits, click on the links to see the full descriptions of the suit.

Prophet – The pinnacle of wetsuits, the Prophet 2.0 offers the most cutting edge technology, the best hydrodynamic coating, core stability, and the most innovative patterning on the market. More details can be found here: Women’s and Men’s

Z Force 5.0 – Evolutionary design with a great balance of flexibility for flawless stroke mechanics and floatation. More details can be found here: Women’s and Men’s

Z Force 3.0 (show full sleeve and SL) – 2014 Triathlete Magazine “Best in Class”, this suit continues to perform on top because of the great balance and buoyancy. More details can be found here: Women’s and Men’s 

Z Force 1.0 (show full sleeve and SL) – Named “The Top 10 Triathlon Essentials for Beginners” by Outside Magazine, the Z Force 1.0 wetsuit has the features of a high-end wetsuit without the price tag. The Z Force 1.0 is consistently classified as “Best Wetsuits for Beginners” by Triathlete Magazine. For more details, click here: Women’s and Men’s 

 

WETZOOTS to suit all needs.When the water temperature is 78 degrees or colder, USAT allows triathletes to wear wetsuits during races. From 78-84 degrees, wetsuits are allowed, but age group athletes who choose to wear one are not eligible for prizes. In the case where a race would not be wetsuit legal, you can experience some of the wetsuit benefits by wearing the Zoot SpeedZoot. This state-of-the-art swimskin was developed with ULTRArevo water repellant gloss fabric and bonded seams to reduce surface drag to make you fast in the water. Our advanced technology of bonded neck and arm closures keeps water out for an even faster swim. More information can be found here: Women’s and Men’s

For the past 10 years, Zoot has been perfecting wetsuits for triathletes. Loaded with features including ZoneRx Core Stabilizer, SCS speed coatings, and Aqualift, our full range of suits accommodate all levels of swimmers. Get out of the water feeling fresher with Zoot wetsuits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building By: Ben Hoffman

July 10th, 2015 - Posted by

 

Having grown up with a father that was a master carpenter and custom home builder, I was always spending time on the job site and gleaning construction skills. I remember being only 5 or 6 years old, and I would sweep up at the end of the day for my contribution and a chance to hang out with my dad. Later, I would help out after a school day or on a weekend, and in college I spent a couple summer breaks building homes with my dad over the summer break. Although I will never reach a level of expertise that compares to his, I learned enough to get by and tackle the occasional project.

In fact, I often find myself filling offseason time with construction projects, or even taking on the occasional one in season. When I bought my first home in Boulder a couple years ago, the first thing we all did was convert a garden level area of the house to its own separate living quarters. Fast forward to my offseason after Kona last year, and Kelsey, my parents, and myself all took on a massive effort to rehab an older home that she bought in foreclosure. It was a 6 week push to completely rebuild the kitchen and bathroom, redo flooring, repaint the interior, and all the other fun bits that go into a remodel. There is a deep satisfaction for me in having something so tangible and visible come to life, be reborn from mediocre to great through hard work. Although most of my “builds” are based around an Ironman, I get equal satisfaction from these.

The most recent weekend project was a patio that Kelsey and I built outside for a small seating area. We had no real experience with laying a flagstone patio, but we managed to turn out a nice and level place to enjoy an occasional dinner in 3 days between my training. It’s not exactly the standard strength training, but I’m pretty sure my “caveman crossfit” helped work my abs, back, and arms!Buildingwithben

At the end of the day, it’s nice to be able to have enough confidence to work on some basic construction projects around my place, and it gives me a mental break and refresher from the grind of training, while reinforcing my strong belief in hard work. What’s your next DYI project?

-Ben Hoffman

benhoffmanracing.com

@bhoffmanracing