Atomic BladeFins look fin-tastic

Old school paddles redesigned for the 21st century

Author: Pat
3rd April 2014
 

Atomic Aquatics BladeFin image

There’s no substitute for taking your time, and Atomic Aquatics has certainly taken its time bringing a flat paddle fin to market.

Those bright bods at the Californian dive gear company have introduced the BladeFin, which joins the already popular SplitFin in the company line-up.

built using a monocoque construction

Splits have been very much the must-have dive propulsion footwear, although in recent years the more traditional flat paddle design has made a comeback.

BladeFins differ significantly from conventional paddle fin designs by uniquely combining two frame structures that work in tandem to maximise kicking power.

The fin is built using a monocoque construction, ie around a single piece design for extra strength – F1 cars are built in this way. This ‘Loop Monocoque’ structure is paired with Atomic’s own ‘Frame Rail’ design to give divers more power and thrust to move efficiently through the water with every kick.

Visually, the fin has sweeping curved accent lines, continuing

Atomic’s ‘wicked’ style evolution that started with the Venom mask and SV Series snorkels.

Atomic equipment is high quality and with a price tag to match, so it’s pleasing to see the UK RRP is a competitive £118.25.

They come fitted with Atomic’s own Fin Buckle System and rubber strap.

The Atomic Spring strap will not be fitted as standard at the moment, but can be ordered separately as a pair using part number 05-0025-00, priced £45.90 RRP.

You can take your pick of 6 colours including blue, yellow, silver, red, pink and purple.

Atomic Aquatics Europe says it expects to have the BladeFin in stock by the beginning of May 2014.

 
 
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