0.88 Free technology was developed with Yamamoto exclusively for Orca, with the goal of creating the most elastic material on the market today. The finest neoprene on the market is 0.5-mm thick and combines the best lining with a titanium coating for better thermal insulation. This revolutionary material is placed in the arms of the suit, providing needed compression to your arm muscles as well as maximum flexibility for bending your elbow with each swim stroke. A step forward in technology.
Exo-Lift is a sandwich-type construction which combines a neoprene layer, Aerodome technology and a third interior layer of neoprene which is treated specifically to make the Predator even more durable, achieving maximum buoyancy and 0% water absorption. A little boost to help you maintain a hydrodynamic position at all times, even when you’re tired.
This new technology, applied to the lower body, gives the swimmer 30% more buoyancy. The secret is in its construction: there are hundreds of pockets located between two layers of pre-treated neoprene. Unlike Exo-lift, the inner layer of this material is composed of a high-quality lining that gives the neoprene more elasticity. Orca utilizes this material in specific areas, depending on the needs of the swimmer, in order to facilitate proper rotation.
CORE LATERAL STABILIZER (CLS)
CLS is a panel that provides lateral rigidity to the abdomen to strengthen your core and prevent twisting. This technology helps you to maintain an effective technique for longer, thanks to its 5-mm thick side panels.
This material, exclusive to Orca, is Yamamoto’s most elastic neoprene with a 1.5-mm thickness. This flexible material allows for a smaller zipper to be used than on the rest of the wetsuits on the market. This smaller closure causes less restriction and improves the product’s water impermeability. The new Predator incorporates Yamamoto 44 technology in the shoulders for a perfect fit with maximum freedom of movement in the shoulders.
The new Predator features Velcro on the wetsuit’s exterior zipper flap which, combined with the laser cutting used in the neck seam, reduces friction and prevents chafing.
The lower leg panels, made with Yamamoto 40-cell SCS Nano coating, reduce friction while swimming. HydroLite panels also make wetsuit easier to remove, so that your transitions can be even faster.