My, my, my how time flies!! I don't know about you all but I know that I will be glad when Winter is over (in Australia anyway!).
So what have we been up to?! Lots, new products, product testing, brand ambassador programs, planning business trips the list goes on!
Larry is currently away on assignment product testing potential new blades for Penetrator Fins (this will be his first time back in the water since his grade 3 AC tear, which has kept him out of the water for quite some time).
You may recall a few years ago we printed an Italian Flag to go into a carbon fiber bonnet, for our good mates at Cawthorne Composites using Texalium.
Yes its very pretty, but what is Texalium you say?
Texalium is a fiberglass cloth with a thin coating of aluminum to make it silver and shiny, so anything that you print over the top will stand out brighter. It also comes in a variety of colour finishes like red, blue and yellow. For both our and Cawthorne projects we used the original silver Texalium
We have used this in a limited edition set of our Blue Water Camo blades and teamed it with Cetma S-Wing Footpockets.
Cetma S-Wing foot pockets are very cool, they have no spines attached on the pocket itself and the fin blade sits directly under the foot in the foot pocket, which helps with load distribution and comfort for the diver. These anatomically designed pockets are made to maximize comfort by wrapping and following the natural shape of the foot.
You will notice instead of the spines you will see two vertical stabilizers to avoid a side slip motion and to ensure effective water channeling.
Cetma S-Wing foot pockets also feature a system of variable stiffness bands spread out through the foot pocket which firmly hold the divers foot in an optimum position again reducing fatigue on the diver.
Larry is pretty excited to be diving with these on his current assignment and when he gets back I will give you all a report on how he felt they were.
The other great thing is they range from a size 35 up a 48, so if you have been having trouble getting a smaller fitting foot pocket these will be a great option for you.
(Finally, I hear some of you say!!)
These foot pockets are going to be a game changer to underwater sports, be it snorkeling, free-diving or spearfishing one thing always remains the same, we all want less fatigue and more energy efficiency with each and every dive we do.
In fact Penetrator Fins believes these pockets are going to be so awesome that we will be stocking them!! We should have our stock here by the end of next week, so if you have any questions please feel free to send Larry or myself an email.
Below is a video from youtube showing the blades in the foot pockets.
(Unfortunately its not in English but you will get the idea of what hes saying)
Don't forget, keep tagging us in your pics on Instagram and Facebook, there have been some exceptional photos lately and I will try to re-post as many as I can.
As always happy and safe diving.