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Old 02-14-2014, 05:09 PM   #21
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Default Re: Under Armour May Be Part of Olympic Dissappointment

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Seems to me the Dutch are simply kicking our ass because they are and have been the best speed skaters in the world for some time.
Sometimes you just have to tip your hat and say, "Yep, they are better than me."
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:12 PM   #22
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US is actually changing their speedskating suits for the rest of the Olympics.

http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2...nging-uniforms
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I'm still wondering who came up with the Idea that the U.S. Olympic team needed to win a Gold medal for the ugly sweater competition.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:22 PM   #24
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #25
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Like I said time & time again...you can't top Nike.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #26
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Like I said time & time again...you can't top Nike.
The exact same thing happened in 2006. . . . . with Nike suits. Seems like the problem is with the testing of new suits or at least it has been in 2 of the last 3 Olympics.
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If the Olympic athletes still competed in the nude, we wouldn't have these issues.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:22 PM   #28
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US is actually changing their speedskating suits for the rest of the Olympics.

http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2...nging-uniforms
From this article for the "Nike is better" crowd:

"In 2006, U.S. skaters ditched the newest Nike suits provided to them and wore older versions for the Olympics."

There was also a paragraph that said the team loved the suits so much when they got them that they held off wearing them at the world championships so nobody would be ready for their "secret weapon." Sounds like excuses to me.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #29
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Default Re: Under Armour May Be Part of Olympic Dissappointment

Lauren Cholewinski says they weren't a problem... per her fan page on facebook.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:35 PM   #30
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Can't say I am surprised. Not the first time that UA has gone forward with a large uniform project that didn't get the testing it deserved.
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Maybe its because our speed skaters were outdone by the Dutch and many others...

This is like in golf, blaming the equipment...its not the golfer or their swing, it must be the equipment...

This is non-sense and wont do anything for competitors of UA.
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Old 02-14-2014, 07:37 PM   #32
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Don't blame the clothes blame the athletes they are getting straight up beat.
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If the Olympic athletes still competed in the nude, we wouldn't have these issues.
That's true. Perhaps not nude...but if it's to be a purely athletic competition, at least put everyone in the same gear/apparel.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:59 PM   #34
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I don't know why people love UA. Their stuff is crap and tremendously overpriced.
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Their stuff is crap and tremendously overpriced.
You just described Nike.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:09 PM   #36
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It isn't the suits, it's the athletes. Been watching the USA skaters, like Davis, and they just look like they are being out skated and tired. Everyone in the sport was praising the UA uniforms at the start of the games.

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You just described Nike.
Yep. UA is superior to Nike in most areas.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:29 PM   #38
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I would say it is eroded:30 at this point. There has been the perception that UA equipment and uniforms are poor quality to downright flawed for several years. Case in point, their cleats are generally considered inferior by many. Couple that with a premium price tag for the consumer and it could be only one or two more "reports" of issues and the company is in the tank.
You can say all that but I coach football and UA is loved by all the kids. More HS kids wear UA stuff than Nike. I'd guess 75% of cleats worn are UA cleats. Not sure about other sports but football is their main area and that's where their gear is loved by athletes, still.
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I'm still wondering who came up with the Idea that the U.S. Olympic team needed to win a Gold medal for the ugly sweater competition.
^^^^^ This times a thousand. Those sweaters are hideous.
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This particular skating suit was a joint venture between Under Armour and Lockheed Martin. Their sole purpose was to create a garment with optimized aerodynamic properties.

Now, I'm not saying they got it right...but it's difficult for me to believe that it wasn't researched, prototyped, and tested many times before release.
If the athletes only had the product for a few days before the competition, it sounds like they might have rushed it. Bean Counter to Engineering Department: "Oh, crap! The Olympics start next week. Get that sh*t finished!"
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