The Atomic Aquatics Foot Fin are the full foot version of the incredibly popular open heel Atomic SplitFin and has all of the same features in a lighter format. Atomic use a number of design techniques to mimic 'Natures Wings' including the main reinforcement side bars which control storage and release of energy, semi rigid panels to control the flex and shape of the blade, flexible joints between the panels to allow rapid reponse to kicking movements and the split blade itself that cuts through the water to create lift and thrust which is what propels the diver forward much more efficiently than a standard blade.
The significantly lighter design means these split fins are ideal for the travelling diver that needs a less cumbersome fin but doesn't want to compromise of performance. The foot pocket has been positioned to reduce stress and discomfort on the foot and ankle and has been carefully finished to remove abrasive edges and points.
These full foot fins can be worn with barefeet, for a more comfortable and warmer dive you can wear the Fourth Element Finsock which reduce the chance of blisters, allergic reactions, cutting feet entering/exiting the water and having cold feet when you're in the water.
?Advances in design, materials and manufacturing techniques has allowed the development of various differenet types of fin blades which control the movement of water in different ways.
More advanced blades, including split and hinged blades, can dramatically increase efficiency, helping to improve propulsion but also lower the amount of energy required to operate the fins. Close.
|Fin Length (mm)|
?The overall fin length of a medium sized fin Close.
|Fin Weight (Pair kg)|
?The overall weight of a pair of medium fins including buckles and straps Close.
?Fins are available in two fitting types, open heel and full foot pocket.
Open Heel are typically used for scuba diving as they are able to provide better propulsion due to their increased strength and weight.
Full Foot Pocket fins are usually worn by snorkellers who produce significantly less drag when moving through the water compared to a scuba diver. As a result the fins are generally smaller and much lighter. Close.
|Full Foot Pocket|
|Quick Release Buckle|
?Quick release buckles aid fitting and removal of the fins by allowing rapid fitting and release of the fin strap.
Rather than having to loosen the fin strap off before pulling it over your heel to remove the fin, the quick release buckle allows you to disconnect the strap and slide your foot straight out. Close.
?A number of different fin strap styles can now by found on fins including the traditional adjustable rubber strap, metal spring straps and also bungee straps.
Rubber straps can be easily adjusted to suit each individual diver and are typically fitted with quick release buckles.
Spring and bungee straps are generally not adjustable and are sized to suit the fin size, however, they offer an extra level of comfort and flex better during the kick motion. Close.
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