The recently concluded FINA meet in Rome was the end of an era, or end of an error, as SI says. The era of full-body length polyurethane swimsuits by Speedo and rivals, which decrease hydrodynamic drag. 43 world records were shattered in this meet, prompting everyone except the manufacturers to say that it was due to the suit. Phelps also agrees, saying "Now we can talk about swimming again." From Jan 1, only suits made of traditional textiles and of specified length will be allowed. Should tennis give a finger to the manufacturers and mandate wood racquets of no more than 65 sq inch head size and natural guts? Please don't use this thread as an excuse to start a fight about how Nadal and Federer will fare from Jan 1, if tennis goes the way of swimming. Note: Table tennis went to bigger balls a few years back to decrease pace and spin, and banned the use of "speed glues" last October.