Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:47 AM
There is no way to make the jerseys so much lighter that it actually has any real difference for the players. Nike said the same crap when they came out with the Swift jerseys for the 2006 Olympics, and what happened? Switzerland was one of two teams that did not wear the new lighter jerseys, and they had their best showing since 1952, finishing second in their pool with wins over the Czech Republic and Canada before being knocked out by the only other team not wearing the Swift jerseys--Sweden, who went on to win the gold medal. So yeah this "lighter jersey, increased performance" talk is utter garbage.
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