The new aquabionic warp technology by CETATEK provides fins the ability to instantly adapt and continuously change based on the demands of the diver. The unique construction of the warp1 blade allows changes in its geometry and surface area under load. At rest, the blade is relatively flat, but as the diver starts to kick, the stiff blade rails are forced to separate, and at the same time the flexible and pleated central membrane stretches to create a deep scoop to effectively channel the water to create thrust. LEARN MORE
Archive for month: December, 2012
CETATEK recently provided several pairs of aquabionic warp1 fins to the United States Navy for testing by a group of NSW Combat Swimmers and Divers. We have been asked not to reveal command, location or individual names, but have received permission to print their impressions of the fins.
The warp1 fins were compared side by side to several models of well known, high performance fins.
[quote]I normally fin a 100 meter ‘pool swim’ in one minute and thirty seconds. When I first put the warp1 fins on I initially felt they were a little stiff. After each 100 meters I would switch fins with the other test models.
My legs felt a lot stronger with the other fins but I soon realized this was because I was not going nearly as fast. I then swam at my normal pace and logged the time for each fin.
What I found was that I was completing the 100 meters 20 to 30 seconds quicker with the warp1 fins. I then slowed my pace, thus reducing energy, and kept the same pace as the other fins with a lot less energy expended.[/quote]
The feedback from two test divers was as follows:
One diver said they felt too stiff. He normally wears the traditional rubber vented fins. The other diver liked the fins and didn’t realize the big difference until there was a significant current (approx. 1.5 knots). He said he could penetrate through the current much easier than the diver who felt they were too stiff.
One diver using them for the past 2 weeks said after a few days he couldn’t tell much difference. He switched back to his original fins and immediately realized he wanted to go back to the warp1. Since then he has been using the warp1 exclusively and claims he fins more efficiently with less effort.
[quote]Our ultimate goal is to find an efficient fin and thus far the warp1 looks very promising.[/quote]
aquabionic warp1 fins win the “SPORT DIVER CHOICE” AWARD for the January 2013 SPORT DIVER UK fin round up issue.
Sport Diver Magazine UK “the official magazine of PADI’s International Diving Society” chose the aquabionic warp1 fins to receive the Sport Diver CHOICE Award in their latest fin comparison tests.
Winning 18 out of a possible 20 points in the categories of Performance, Comfort, Looks, and Value for Money, the warp1 fin beat out established top competitors and is starting to claim its position as a world-leading performance fin.
Here are some of the testers’ comments:
[quote]Mark – “Really directs the thrust out the back of the fins. Powerful, good in all fin kicks, and sure to put CETATEK on the map.”[/quote]
[quote]Will – “Awesome set of fins…you can feel the pivot in the middle as it does its job. Very comfortable and it has to be said, great looking as well. Works fantastically well with all fin kicks.[/quote]
[quote]Dave – “Really good looking set of fins, and a very comfortable foot pocket. Right up there with the best – which is good news for CETATEK.[/quote]