Aquabionic by Cetatek WARP 1 Adjustable Strap Fins CET-WSF-S-BLK 114382

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  • WARP (Water Adapting Responsive Propulsion) technology instantly adapts and continuously changes based on the demands of the diver
  • Reduced Leg Stress & Exertion with smooth and strong thrust and effortless kick
  • Improved Speeds Underwater
  • Reduced Effort Reduces Air Consumption
  • Provide smooth and strong thrust with effortless kick
  • FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

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Rating: Awesome fins!
Reviewer: Russell R.  -  View all my reviews
A little background about me and the types of diving I do before I talk about the fins: For my personal set of fins that I use for rec diving, I have Scubapro seawing novas. I have had these since I first started diving, and I really like them because they are gentle on the knees and ankles, and can really move when you need them to. They are awesome on flutter kicks... After I had been diving for a year or so, I started doing some volunteer work at the local aquarium. Although it is not formally "tech" diving, it is impossible to work effectively at the aquarium without doing tech style kicks. Over time, I found that I actually prefer the frog kick for getting around, and that I really like being able to back kick, even on rec dives, particularly when I am doing video or taking pictures. Thats when I started struggling with the novas - they are not really built for those kinds of kicks. Back kicking, in particular, is really difficult vs a standard profile fin. Not impossible...just...difficult...and a lot more inefficient than in other types of fins. At the aquarium, they provide all the gear we dive with, which includes OMS slipstreams and Scubapro jet fins. These traditional tech fins are GREAT for moving you around with tech style kicks, but in my opinion, they are rather stiff and unforgiving on the knees and ankles. That said, they can really move you with tech style kicks in ways the novas just...cant. That stiffness really makes small effort turn into big movement and precise control. I dont generally need to flutter kick in these, but when we do during safety and rescue drills, I find that I cramp up like crazy in these types of fins. I also find the foot pocket somewhat uncomfortable - but in fairness, the boots we wear at the aquarium are pretty flimsy vs my rec boots. Now back to the warp1s. I bought these fins to replace my recreational set of scubapro seawing novas. It was my hope that they would still be more comfortable than traditional style fins, and significantly more comfortable than the tech style fins. I also hoped that they would perform more like a tech style fin for the tech type kicks. This week I am doing open water scientific work with the aquarium, which gave me the opportunity to use my own fins for tech type work - so that means I got to put the warp1s through the paces in my dry suit, hauling lots of gear, and doing actual work underwater. The warp1s work GREAT for tech kicks. I have found that even gentle frog kicks can really move me around in these fins. Back kicking and helicopter turns are as easy as in traditional tech fins. In the same gear, with traditional tech fins, I get sore ankles by the end of the day. Not in the warp1s! Although there is certainly more resistance on the ankles with the warp1s vs my seawing novas, they are MILES ahead of the tech fins in regards to comfort. The only time I got even a LITTLE sore with the warp1s was yesterday when we did open water rescue and safety drills, including tired diver tows and long surface swims to "panicked" divers. That said, these fins really can move with a strong flutter - I was moving through the water really well! The thing that surprised me, though, is how well these fins compared to the traditional tech fins doing tech style kicks. At the start of todays work, we measured how many frog kicks it took us to cross a specific distance since we were doing some mapping work. Although I didnt have time to compare the fins to the slipstreams or jetfins on my own feet today, my colleagues wearing those fins did NOT move any farther per kick than I did in those measurements. I do feel like I was working less than I usually do in slipstreams to go the same distance, however, and that is always a plus. As far as fine control is concerned, I dont think I am giving up ANYTHING versus the standard tech fins. Forward, backward, rotations - all easily done. And like I said - all while loaded down with gear. Now am I saying that tech divers should throw away their fins and buy these warp1s? Goodness no...tech fins are awesome for doing tech work. Of course, if you are a tech diver that would like a fin with some oomph to move you around, and doesnt give up much (if anything) vs a traditional tech fin, with SIGNIFICANTLY increased comfort - well maybe it would be worth giving these a try. But if you are a recreational diver that would like a fin that can perform like a tech fin with more comfort? Well, then the warp1s are a no brainer! I do think that my seawing novas are probably a little more comfortable if all I were doing was flutter kicks. I would presume the same would be true for split fins. I can guarantee you that neither of those fins will outperform the warp1 in tech style kicks, though. Some final notes - although the sizing on the fins are listed as XL up to size 12+, I am wearing size 13 soft boots on my dry suit, and they fit these fins just fine with the spring straps. They also fit my rec boots, which are only marginally smaller. They are SLIGHTLY negative in fresh water - which makes me believe they may be neutral or slightly positive in salt. Oh...and there is some aggressive texture on the bottom of the fin which makes it pretty stable. We were walking over some algae covered bottom next to our entry point while setting up, and these fins didnt slide around as much as some other fins I have used at the same location. Hope this info is helpful! Cheers

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Questions and Answers for Aquabionic by Cetatek WARP 1 Adjustable Strap Fins:


  • bob:

    how long are the xlarge fins? fit in carry on?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Bob, these fins are 25" long by 9" wide.

  • Joe:

    Weight of the pair together?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    They weight 5.75 pounds.

  • Russ:

    I wear a mens size 13 - will these have a big enough foot pocket for me?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Should fit ok, as long as the item is not used in the water you have up to 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • Russ:

    Are these positive, neutral, or negatively buoyant?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Slightly buoyant.

  • Thierry:

    Hello, are these fins available in France ?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    I could not answer for any dealers in France, but we do ship Internationally. The best method of calculating rates would be to enter the order using our online shopping cart and use the Amazon Checkout method of checking out. Amazon will verify all billing and shipping information and display your shipping costs. Be advised these costs do not reflect any additional Duty or Tax imposed by your country due to importation of the equipment. Any extra fees over those displayed are the responsibility of the customer.

  • Ronny:

    What size will fit the 6mm SeaSoft Stealth boots?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Typically with a hard sole boot will need to go up one size on the fin. As long as the item is not used in the water you have 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • Ken:

    How do they perform, drysuit and current wise. Are the foot pockets wide enough . What do they weigh? Are they very durable, price is high, will they last How are they for different kicks , frog, helicopter, backing up? Thank you

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    These fins work for almost any diver, advanced or beginning. For more details: http://cetatek.com/technology/

  • Ray:

    Hi there,the warp 1 fins sound great, but I need to know how much they weigh.. anybody know? Regards Ray Jordan

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Ray, the set of fins weight is 7lbs.

  • Cruiser:

    Hi, Am interested in the aquabionic fins. Would like to find out how is it shipped? In a box? If so, may I know what are the dimensions of the box? Also what is the weight of the fins? I read on the Q&A, one post was 5.7lbs and another post was 7.0lbs. For a pair of small-sized fins, what is the weight? Many thanks.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    They are shipped in a box via Fed Ex. We do not currently have the box dimensions as that can change based on availability and this is an ongoing informational database. The weight on the small fin is 4.1 lbs.

The principle of three dimensional blade geometry
that creates an automated adaptive response for underwater propulsion.
… a new category of fins.

1RESPONSIVE POWER GRADIENT
Constructed from three high-end materials chosen for specific performance parameters, warp technology provides a power gradient of unmatched responsiveness and performance.

2ACTUATOR CONTROLLED
Anticipating a divers kick impulse actuators adapt, optimizing their position along a prescribed arc of motion. By cupping and spreading the actuators proportionally provide the instantaneous blade shape required.

3MEMBRANE TENSION
The membrane provides expansion compensation that equalizes tension between the spreading actuators

4AUTOMATIC 3D RESPONSE
Anticipating a divers strength and style of kick, the blade geometry responds by actively generating a three-dimensional profile to achieve maximum efficiency and power.

5LAMINAR WATER PROPULSION
warp technology aligns water flow into an instantaneous thrust response that provides divers with unmatched power, control, and performance.

6EFFICIENT AMPLITUDES
Comprehensive testing by elite combat divers proves that reduced kick amplitudes generate increased speed with less energy expended and air consumed.
7TECHNICALLY VERSATILE
warp technology excels at all technical kick styles, making the warp1 the most versatile fin for all levels of divers.

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warp construction

THE GLOBALLY EXCLUSIVE SOLUTION FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF ADAPTIVE RESPONSIVE THREE DIMENSIONAL BLADE GEOMETRY.
1. ACTUATORS
Core of warp technology generating automated adaptive response. Anticipating movement, the actuators articulate and automatically adapt their position based on the kick intensity of a diver.

2. Y-FRAME

The Y-Frame structure and external side struts form a rigid link between the actuator/blade system and the foot pocket base, ensuring effective conversion of the power generated by a diver’s leg muscles into efficient propulsion. This rigidity is essential for controlled movement within actuators arc of motion.

3. MEMBRANE

The membrane provides expansion compensation that equalizes tension between the spreading actuators

4. WARP BLADE SYSTEM

The blade system is enabled by the active combination of articulating actuators and tensioning membrane. When force is applied onto the system the actuators automatically spread and cup, tensioning the membrane, generating three dimensional blade geometry that provide divers with the optimized profile to achieve maximum efficiency and power.

5. FOOT POCKET

Optimized for fit and comfort using flexible segments within the sole.

6. STRAP

Available with standard rubber straps or additional steel spring straps

 

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