Vaporflys soon to be banned! (Read 355 times)

    Carbon, kevlar, fiberglass, some plastics; they all can do the same thing. Carbon is just the lightest per strength. It also sounds sexier. Some companies are touting "carbon infused" plastic plates, which is completely unnecessary to add a bit of carbon powder, because it does nothing. The modulus and matrix of the carbon fibers and the epoxy used  are what give it the rigidness or elasticity required. The make-up of the epoxy is probably the most important component of a carbon plate, but no one mentions it.


    The plate in the Rebel doesn't make it very stiff, so I assume it's modulate the transfer of weight and force, aka stabilization. And everyone seems to think that having a "plate" makes it a "good" racing shoe now, so they kind of have to throw one in there to be taken seriously by laymen, even if it does nothing.

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      I wonder if these would be legal? 


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      55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying


      not bad for mile 25

        Would these be crossing the line?


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          Maybe we could race in these? Only one carbon plate...

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          Making a comeback

            If you remove the tennis shoes and just do socks you should be inside the stack height if you just measure that section.

            2019 Goal: Run every day Goal: Get to 165 lbs Goal: Get in shape to be able to run 2 marathons in 2020

            2020 Goals:


            HM: 1:18:00

            Marathon: 2:45:00

            New 2020 Goal: Actually run a race, any race, just run a real legit race. **Eye Twitching**

              Interesting article in WSJ today. The below statement stood out to me.


              The head of one company, Saucony, said she would even be open to allowing one of her sponsored runners to wear a competitor’s shoes if the athlete felt he’d be at a disadvantage if he didn’t.





              My job is in the ocean/air freight industry and I can tell you that the below statement about the virus situation in China is going to make getting all these new elite-level shoes available to the public a major challenge. What is the standard for whether or not a shoe is publicly available? If their factory in China has been shut down for over a month and can't get back to full production for another month, how will they distribute XX pairs to retailers in time for April 30?


              The ruling also required that any prototypes that runners want to wear in the Tokyo Olympic marathons on Aug. 8 and 9 must be available at retail by April 30. Meeting that requirement is suddenly even more difficult as Chinese manufacturers and suppliers combat the coronavirus.

              Memphis / serious runner for 2 years / 34 male

              5k - 21:01 (SEP 19) / 10k - 46:30 (SEP 19) / Half - 1:40:17 (NOV 19) / Full - maybe someday

              Races - Half in March

                Andy, very good points.


                The MFG situation and companies that rely on "just in time" inventory of parts for their products are all taking a big hit right now. I wonder if IAAF or whatever they call themselves at the moment will waive some of these requirements because of the situation?


                There's a possibility the Olympics might get cancelled this year. The World Indoor Championships did. The COVID-19 virus is very contagious. Some vector experts think 70% of the world will eventually catch the virus this year. Luckily the symptoms are not too bad for most people, similar to the flu (cough, fever, shortness of breath).


                It's cool that Saucony would let their athletes wear Nikes if they thought it would help.

                55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying

                  Here's footage of the development of the Nike Vaporfly Next% Alpha-2




                  Working within the guidelines of 40mm max stack height and only one carbon fiber plate.

                  55-59 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying