Essay about Wetsuits and Surfing
The H-bomb is the world’s first heated wetsuit. It is a full length wet suit with a power heated element enclosed within the fabric. The idea of the H-bomb is to allow surfers to be able to experience surfing in conditions which would never have been previously possible. Rip curl have brought out the H-bomb as part of a long history that dates back to 1969 in wet suit design and innovation. The H-bomb is part of Rip Curls new bomb range. The bomb range consists of 4 different wet suit types. These are; the F the E and the G. Each specialising in a different area of wetsuit development. The G is marketed specifically at women. The F is marketed at being the ultimate in warmth. While the E-bomb is the ultimate in flexibility. The H-bomb is marketed by using its warming technology. Although the H-bomb is fronting as Rip Curls biggest new innovation, the F, E and G-bomb designs are all using innovative technology.
The H- bomb works by using heating elements made of carbon fiber to allow maximum stretch. The carbon fiber heating elements use two lithium 7.4 volt batteries which last for three hours. The batteries are positioned on the lower back where body torque is least required. This has the least impact on wear, comfort, surfing ability and experience. The H-bomb