When three world champs get together, in any capacity, you're going to expect something dazzling. Surfers lending their expertise to the brands they represent is nothing new – it's how top of the range products are ultimately delivered to the masses. But this collaborative process from Rip Curl is on a scale unlike we've ever seen before.
You see, Mick Fanning, Tyler Wright and Gabriel Medina got together with their long-term sponsors and designed a new, limited edition wetsuit – the E-Bomb E7. And if you know anything of Rip Curl suits, you know they're a dab hand at making flexible functional suits.
“I like that there’s less rubber around the shoulders,” said Mick. “If you want to surf for two, three, four hours – it’s all about paddling. Your arms are the first to go. So if we can keep those shoulders nice and loose then we’re golden.”
And the good folk at Rip Curl say: “The all new E7 neoprene has 25 per cent more stretch and is 10 per cent lighter than E6, and is built into an unrestricted, seamless, one-piece upper body panel. The new body block offers unparalleled stretch from wrist-to-wrist making paddling easier.
“Under the arms the strategically designed Torpedo Gusset increases both fit and comfort during and makes paddling easier than ever before. It’s also light as a feather and like butter getting in and out of the zip free entry construction.
Two time world champ, Tyler Wright adds: “As soon as it’s on you can feel the difference. Everyone wants to surf higher, faster, longer and this is the next progression in wetsuits to do that.”
And Gabe? “It’s sick to have it as Limited Edition,” he said. “It’s unique. It’s special. It’s world class.”
Oh but there is a catch! The Limited Edition suit is just that – limited. It is available throughout the world while stocks last. The neoprene requires a specialist production technique and is only made in small quantities at present so there are no guarantees on when the next batch will drop.
Get it HERE and selected Rip Curl and independent core surf shops worldwide.