United States Navy testing of the aquabionic warp1

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.

Pool Testing
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]

Ocean Testing 
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]

Sport Diver UK Choice Award

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]


 
Click HERE to read the full review in the January 2013 issue of Sport Diver UK

WIN THE FINS!

Do you warp?

CETATEK is giving away our revolutionary aquabionic warp1 fins. To enter, tell us how you think warp technology will improve your diving experience.

We’re giving away 12 pairs:

6 with SPORT DIVER
6 with SCUBA DIVING

Enter both to double your chances to WIN!

official rules

Visit aquabionic at DEMA 2012: Booth #441

Come and meet the entire CETATEK team at Booth 441. See the amazing new aquabionic warp1 fins – and maybe a few surprises too!
For those who can’t be there we’ll post some photos of all the new products at the booth right after the show.

aquabionic completes the set

Models include a modern “frameless” design, a market proven twin lens, and a twin lens designed for smaller faces, in colours matching the warp1 fins and with a choice of black, clear, and white silicone skirts.

Snorkel choices include purge models with a silicone mouthpiece & smooth bore flex tube with either a Semi-Dry or Full Dry top.

See them at DEMA 2012, BOOTH #441

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