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Post by T. Slo » Sat, 11 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Hi there,

What are the advantages of shaving/waxing one's legs for triathlons/cross
training events?
I've been training with teammates who've been doing it for a
while and say it's usefull.
I've been in the sport for 2-3 years now, and have come to the point
where I need this question answered.

I need to know because for most guys, including me, it's a...
should I say, touchy subject.


 
 
 

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Post by CaptainT » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

These are some good questions, I'm constantly asking them myself.  I'm at
the same junction as artiste myself.  What exactely are the benefits of
shaving?  I'm not only male, but a high school student.  If I do it, and
people ask why, I better have a really (key word there is really) good
answer for them.  
Thanks,
Paul
Drafting Sucks.  Keep tri-ing!

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Moorhe » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi there,

>What are the advantages of shaving/waxing one's legs for
triathlons/cross
>training events?
>I've been training with teammates who've been doing it for a
>while and say it's usefull.
>I've been in the sport for 2-3 years now, and have come to the point
>where I need this question answered.

>I need to know because for most guys, including me, it's a...
>should I say, touchy subject.



YOU SHOULD DO  IT.A  ROAD RASH  WITH INGROWN LEG HAIR  IS ***.THE
FIRST  TIME IS ALWAYS THE  HARDEST,TRY DOING  IT BEFORE A BIG RACE AND
IT WILL  HELP WITH  THE MENTAL PREP ALSO.YOU CAN DO  IT IN THE BATH
BUT YOU'LL BE CLEANING UP FOR DAYS,I  SUGGEST  THE  SHOWER.GET  A
PACKAGE OF DISPOSABLE RAZORS AND  THE  FIRST SIGN  OF ONE GETTING DULL
TOSS IT.

 
 
 

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Post by Enrico Streliaev Canal » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi there,

> What are the advantages of shaving/waxing one's legs for triathlons/cross
> training events?
> I've been training with teammates who've been doing it for a
> while and say it's usefull.
> I've been in the sport for 2-3 years now, and have come to the point
> where I need this question answered.

> I need to know because for most guys, including me, it's a...
> should I say, touchy subject.



I wouldn't say you get noticeable faster because of the areo' advantage,
but when you're slippery, you "feel" faster (psychologically), and,
therefore, you probably do get faster.

Enrico Canali

 
 
 

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Post by Enrico Streliaev Canal » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hi there,

> What are the advantages of shaving/waxing one's legs for triathlons/cross
> training events?
> I've been training with teammates who've been doing it for a
> while and say it's usefull.
> I've been in the sport for 2-3 years now, and have come to the point
> where I need this question answered.

> I need to know because for most guys, including me, it's a...
> should I say, touchy subject.



I wouldn't say you get noticeable faster because of the areo' advantage,
but when you're slippery, you "feel" faster (psychologically), and,
therefore, you probably do get faster.

Enrico Canali

 
 
 

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Post by Stephen Hoar » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> These are some good questions, I'm constantly asking them myself.  I'm at
> the same junction as artiste myself.  What exactely are the benefits of
> shaving?  I'm not only male, but a high school student.  If I do it, and
> people ask why, I better have a really (key word there is really) good
> answer for them.
> Thanks,
> Paul
> Drafting Sucks.  Keep tri-ing!Forget the speed/road rash consequences, think of the social

consequences me laddie! You shave and you might be asked to the prom by
by by... oh man I wouldn't want to be in your Carnacs. Live life, have
fun, train hard, don't be sooooo serious.

Steve

 
 
 

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Post by Jerry Brow » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Unless you crash often the positive affects are not that many.

I do because it a mind thing, I feel more dedicated to my goals. And we all
know how important that is.

Women have been keeping a great secret for a looong time. Clean bedsheets
and a fresh shave, it is a new experience to say the least.

Besides chick dig it.

JB

 
 
 

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Post by Sam Calla » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00

To be honest, when I ride in the warmer weather (I am a fair weather
cyclist) I shave not for any performance reason since I think that in
cycling the effect would be negligible.  However, I shave in case I wreck.
The bandages go on and come off easier (no hair to be yanked off).

When I was getting regular massages, the shaved legs helped the therapist
and me since she did not pull hairs.

In the pool, shaving may (I have heard conflicting stories) increase speed
by reducing drag.

For cyclists, shaving is as much a tradition as anything.

=========================================================================
Sam Callan

Couldn't think of anything this time.....

 
 
 

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Post by Sam Calla » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> These are some good questions, I'm constantly asking them myself.  I'm at
> the same junction as artiste myself.  What exactely are the benefits of
> shaving?  I'm not only male, but a high school student.  If I do it, and
> people ask why, I better have a really (key word there is really) good
> answer for them.  
> Thanks,
> Paul
> Drafting Sucks.  Keep tri-ing!

The reply is "It is not why I shave, it is why you do not."

=========================================================================
Sam Callan

Couldn't think of anything this time.....

 
 
 

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Post by Sam Calla » Mon, 13 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> YOU SHOULD DO  IT.A  ROAD RASH  WITH INGROWN LEG HAIR  IS ***.THE
> FIRST  TIME IS ALWAYS THE  HARDEST,TRY DOING  IT BEFORE A BIG RACE AND
> IT WILL  HELP WITH  THE MENTAL PREP ALSO.YOU CAN DO  IT IN THE BATH
> BUT YOU'LL BE CLEANING UP FOR DAYS,I  SUGGEST  THE  SHOWER.GET  A
> PACKAGE OF DISPOSABLE RAZORS AND  THE  FIRST SIGN  OF ONE GETTING DULL
> TOSS IT.

Why are you shouting?

=========================================================================
Sam Callan

Couldn't think of anything this time.....

 
 
 

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Post by Jason MacDonal » Tue, 14 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Besides chicks dig it.

> JB

Though they get jealous if you've got the smother legs :-)

Jason MacDonald   Acadia University, Nova Scotia CANADA

Phone (902) 585-3445
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Post by Sam Calla » Tue, 14 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Ironically, just this morning on the Discovery Channel (or the geek
channel as my wife calls it) a program was talking about time.  One of the
segments dealt with swimmers shaving their bodies.  The person said that
studies done in a flume show that shaving down can save a swimmer 1/100 of
a sec (they were talking about a 200m butterfly so I assume this is over
200m).  That is not much to us, but it could the difference between a
bronze and no medal or gold and silver.

=========================================================================
Sam Callan

Couldn't think of anything this time.....

 
 
 

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Post by Rodrig4 » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>>In the pool, shaving may (I have heard conflicting stories) increase

speed
by reducing drag.<<

In case you are interested, two of the conflicts I can name:

1.  ProShaving:  Shaving reduces drag and makes you less conscious of your
legs (those big heavy things that don't contribute too much).

2.  AntiShaving: If you shave your arms, you lose the ability to "feel"
the water.  Alot of your "feel" is the movement of hair accross your hands
and arms.

Of course you can always omit the arm shaving part!


 
 
 

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Post by Rodrig4 » Wed, 15 Jan 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>>In the pool, shaving may (I have heard conflicting stories) increase

speed
by reducing drag.<<

In case you are interested, two of the conflicts I can name:

1.  ProShaving:  Shaving reduces drag and makes you less conscious of your
legs (those big heavy things that don't contribute too much).

2.  AntiShaving: If you shave your arms, you lose the ability to "feel"
the water.  Alot of your "feel" is the movement of hair accross your hands
and arms.

Of course you can always omit the arm shaving part!


 
 
 

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Post by Jim Case » Fri, 17 Jan 1997 04:00:00

In case you haven't heard, women might like the novelty of shaved
legs, but they REALLY hate being called chicks. At least, the
women that have interested me hated it. But then, none of the
women that I dated ever mentioned shaving my legs.

Jim Casey

--
Jim Casey