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Atomic Aquatic Open Heel Split Fin

SKU:
FI_05-00-DPS
(24 reviews) Write a Review
$229.95 - $239.95
All it took was watching the tail fins of fish – except that we couldn't keep up with them because our traditional fins took too much effort.

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Description

All it took was watching the tail fins of fish – except that we couldn't keep up with them because our traditional fins took too much effort. Using hard kicking paddle fins can result in leg strain, fatigue and cramping. Because of the kick resistance of a paddle fin, divers often “felt” like they were moving fast. But underwater speedometers proved that these divers were actually moving relatively slow. SplitFins deliver more propulsion with less drag and kick with less effort. Reducing the stress and strain of the kick results in greater sustained speed, power and comfort. Independent testing has also confirmed that the SplitFin design significantly reduces air consumption. Splitfins come in a variety of shapes, sizes and stiffness. These contribute greatly to overall comfort and performance. A fin with short, soft blades will kick easier than a longer, stiffer one, but will require many more kicks to travel the same distance. A blade that is too stiff will require too much effort to kick comfortably. The Atomic SplitFins were specifically designed to optimize all these variables. They are easy kicking fins that deliver high thrust, speed, and efficiency with a comfortable, low frequency kick cycle.

Product Detail

Features

  • Power Ralls
  • Flex Battens
  • Split Blade
  • High Surface Ratlo Blade
  • Hinge Points
  • Anatomically Correct Foot Pocket
  • Power Plate
  • EZ-LOK Buckle System
  • Reviews

    • 5
      Best fins in 40 years of diving.

      Posted by John M. Kohler on Oct 31st 2018

      These are the best power to weight ratio fins I've used in 40 years of diving, and I've owned a lot of the classic and more advanced recent fin designs. Power and flexibility with every kick, very handy fins to put on in a crowded dive boat, and easy to take off near the ladder. The colors are also more vivid than the photos suggest, which make them fun to photograph in bright tropical waters and also make them great for finding your dive buddy in murky low visibility water. Highly Recommended.

    • 5
      and I love the look of them and the easy releases

      Posted by Tim Burnett on Oct 31st 2018

      I purchased some red ones, and I love the look of them and the easy releases. The only problem is they run on the large side. I wear size 12 men's shoes so I ordered the X-Large as it says 11.5 - 13 and my heel didn't even stick out an inch. Aside from the size snafu they are beautiful fins and I cant wait to get the right size and try them out, my other set are Oceanic V-16 splits but they run on the smaller side and hurt my feet. Ill update my review once I get the proper size and a chance to try them out in the water. *** Update *** I got in the correct size, and they fit my feet perfect. No discomfort and they are great in the water. No cramps and I like them more than my Oceanic V-16's

    • 5
      Outstanding Fins

      Posted by History Buff on Oct 31st 2018

      Used my new set of fins in Saba last week. I especially appreciated the ease of putting on the Atomic Aquatics Smoke fins while sitting on the back of the boat prior to entering the water, and later of easily removing them at the end of the dive while in the water as I avoided the pitching boat's ladder to hand the fins to the crew on the boat. At depth, the fins afford streamlined movement with small flutter kicks and minimal exertion.

    • 5
      Great fins, very happy with the purchase

      Posted by Jamie Jordan on Oct 31st 2018

      These fins are great. I had gone through a few pairs and really took to these ones, they are light in comparison to others, but still really have the kick and can propel you through the water.

    • 5
      Just got back from Bonaire and these fins are awesome! I've been diving for 3 years

      Posted by Tammy K on Oct 31st 2018

      Just got back from Bonaire and these fins are awesome! I've been diving for 3 years, closing in on my 100th dive and they are far superior to anything I have used, worth every penny!

    • 5
      Five Stars

      Posted by Oceanghost on Oct 31st 2018

      These fins are the best I’ve ever used. You get what you pay for.

    • 5
      Great fins!

      Posted by Matthew F on Oct 31st 2018

      Granted, I'm no expert SCUBA diver, but I really like these fins, especially the innovative straps, which make putting on and slipping off the fins extremely easy, almost effortless. Great quality, which I continue to find with all products that I've purchased from Atomic Aquatics. Highly recommended.

    • 5
      Love the Straps

      Posted by Dino on Oct 31st 2018

      Great quality fins. I really like the straps. I read alot of reviews as far as the performance, but I think alot of that is personal taste. I just trust Atomic for good quality products that are not going to fail when I need them.

    • 5
      Very pricy but it works really good. I would buy more of this

      Posted by Island Warrior on Oct 31st 2018

      Very pricy but it works really good. I would buy more of this. You can swim all day with it.