Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.Rating: first set of split fins, Stiff action.
I have a problem regarding the correct fit. I am female and my left foot is 8 1/2 and my right foot is a little smaller than an 8. What size should I order. I cant see a choice in the sizing options. It would seem I should get an 8. But I dont see that choice. What do you think. In the past if I fit the larger foot I loose the fin from my smaller foot.
I wear size 10 shoe. I train in the pool with Zoomer short fins, but I wear neoprene socks to prevent blisters. I plan to swim a multiple mile outdoor distance event using high performance fins. My inclination is to again wear neoprene socks inside the Atomics to prevent blisters. Is that a reasonable thing to do? If I wear the socks should I purchase 10.5 - 11.5 size?
I am looking at ordering him the Atomic full foot high performance split fin for my husband. My husband has a wider size 14 foot. With such a large foot I dont think the fin would fit right with a sock. Is the fin foot soft and comfortable enough to snorkel in without the socks?
I have the atomic open heel split fins and love them and the minimal amount of strain on my knees (replacement). I only use the frog kick ever. Can anyone give a comparison between the open heel ones and the full foot? Thanks :0)
The full foot fins will perform similar but are always going to be lighter weight due to there being less material in the construction. They will seem "flimsier" but you''ll find they perform perfectly in warmer climates where they aren''t pushing a heavy weight belt, thick suit and all.
How Atomic Aquatics SplitFins Work
SplitFin Wings “Slice” Through the Water
Traditional paddle fins work by pushing water rearward. As a paddle fin is pushed through the water, much of the water spills over the top surface of the blade and sticks to it, creating drag. Extra kicking effort is required to overcome that drag. The Atomic SplitFin slices through the water with two wing-shaped surfaces, creating lift and forward propulsion more like a propeller. Any water traveling over the top of the blade is funneled into and out of the opening (split) between the wings. Drag is reduced, effort is reduced, and efficiency is increased.
Propeller-Fin™ Technology Moves You Faster
Atomic Aquatics SplitFins use Propeller-Fin Technology to deliver ultra-high speeds with a small-range rapid flutter kick. This works in the same manner that increasing the RPM on a boat propeller accelerates a boat to high speeds.
Multi-Composite Plastics And Other Uniquely Atomic Features
The Atomic signature is our use of exotic materials specifically designed to improve performance. We developed multi-composite plastics for the SplitFins to maximize the efficiency of the kick with less fatigue. Flexible side rails and a stiff foot pocket are combined with stiff battens in the blade to control the flex pattern for optimum performance. Our patented EZ-LOK Buckle System is one of those distinct Atomic features that make divers love us even more.