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Introducing The Flashbomb Heat Seeker, A Revolution In Wetsuits
Developed with a new level of innovation and technology, this is the Heat Seeker wetsuit. It’s our warmest Flashbomb ever, and it’s about to change the wetsuit game.
Since its inception in 1969, the Rip Curl wetsuit team has worked with one mission in mind – “To make the ultimate surfing wetsuit.”
With that single line as a guiding light we have continually pushed the boundaries of wetsuit technology, and have never stopped challenging the status quo. We pride ourselves on bringing new quality technologies to the market, and it’s with that in mind that we introduce you to the Flashbomb Heat Seeker wetsuit.
Developed with a new level of innovation and technology, the Heat Seeker is our warmest Flashbomb ever – and it’s about to change the wetsuit game.
“The key quality of the Heat Seeker wetsuit is a material called Flex Energy, we had the Flashbomb Plus wetsuit and it was the ultimate combination of warmth and performance, but we wanted to make it even better. That’s when we found Flex Energy.” - Cameron Lamperd, Rip Curl’s Wetsuit Chairman.
Flex Energy is a revolutionary neoprene lining that generates heat when stretched. As you move through the water, the Flex Energy activates and heats the wetsuit while you move. If you stay active, you stay warm.
“The Rip Curl Wetsuit development team were excited by early results in the Flex Energy project,” Cameron continues. “That was about three years ago, and after multiple iterations of adapting the technology we finally got it right. We’ve tested this suit all over the world, from the bottom of New Zealand to the north of Scotland and the coldest beaches in the United States of America. The Heat Seeker is made by surfers, for surfers, and we’ve put it to the test.”
In the past wetsuit warmth has typically come from the insulation of neoprene; the thicker the wetsuit, the warmer it has been. Flex Energy lining changes that formula. The material actually generates heat and now contributes to the surfers warmth.
“It’s an entire shift in the science of wetsuits,” Cameron says. “And Rip Curl will continue to develop the scope within this field in our continued mission to create the ultimate surfing wetsuit.”
Rip Curl is thrilled to get this technology into the market, and we are excited to see where this innovation can lead.
The Heat Seeker – our warmest wetsuit yet.