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Apollo Bio-Fin Pro & Pro XT Rubber or Spring Straps

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*** YELLOW XL FIN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE! ***

Bio-fins

Apollo was the first manufacturer to recognize the potential of split-fin technology. There are many split-fins on the market today. Bio-fins are the only split fins produced with 100% natural rubber. Bio-fins were first awarded "Tester's Choice in 1999 and have continued to win again and again. "Top Gun Position" Scuba Gear Reports 2011.

This is a leading splitfin in todays market.  Super comfortable and made from solid rubber.  Nothing compares to the construction of this fin.  Put a pair of these one and find out for yourself how effortless your up and down stroke becomes!  This fin is slightly negative for those of you looking to have better trim.  Dont know what else to say, if you haven't heard of the bio fin just ask around.  You'll see.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS Bio-fin pro & Bio-fin pro XT

Precision engineered for optimum speed and comfort. 20°angle and 100% rubber are unique to Apollo's split-fin design. Your body will barely register the effort but you are definitely moving... and moving fast!

C-SERIES STRAP STAINLESS STEEL SPRING STRAP

  • Stainless steel spring strap automatically adjusts to changing conditions; no more stopping to tighten down a loose strap
  • Quick and easy donning / doffing
  • Rubber comfort bumper with oversized finger loop for easy access, even with thick gloves

BIO-FIN PRO

Precision engineered for optimum speed and comfort. 20°angle and 100% rubber are unique to Apollo's split-fin design. Your body will barely register the effort but you are definitely moving... and moving fast!

  • 20° angled blade for a fin shape that works with the natural resting angles of ankle and knee - very low strain
  • 100% rubber material for optimum weight and flexibility
  • Increased maximum speed and reduced fatigue
  • Up to 40% reduction in muscle fatigue, energy use, and air consumption; longest recorded bottom times during testing
  • Excellent manueverability and position control
  • Foot pocket is open at the toe for added comfort
  • Easy quick release system with finger loop for easy access
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, and xl (LL) Note: metallic pink xs, s, & m only
  • NATO/National Stock Number 4220-66-152-2592 (Black)

BIO-FIN PRO C-Series

  • Stainless steel spring strap factory installed
  • 20° angled blade for a fin shape that works with the natural resting angles of ankle and knee - very low strain
  • 100% rubber material for optimum weight and flexibility
  • Increased maximum speed and reduced fatigue
  • Up to 40% reduction in muscle fatigue, energy use, and air consumption; longest recorded bottom times during testing
  • Excellent manueverability and position control
  • Foot pocket is open at the toe for added comfort
  • Sizes: xs, s, m, l, and xl (LL)

BIO-FIN PRO XT

  • 20° angled blade for a fin shape that works with the natural resting angles of ankle and knee - very low strain
  • 100% rubber material for optimum weight and flexibility
  • Up to 40% reduction in muscle fatigue, energy use, and air consumption; longest recorded bottom times during testing
  • Increasing durometer to 75 rather than changing base material creates a stiffer blade that retains a high degree of the comfort and performance found in our original bio-fin pro.
  • Increased control and added leverage for technical divers
  • Works as well or better than paddle fins with any kicking style
  • Foot pocket is open at the toe for added comfort
  • Easy quick release system with finger loop for easy access
  • Sizes: m, l, and xl (LL) Color: Charcoal Gray
  • NATO/National Stock Number 4220-66-152-2668

BIO-FIN PRO XT C-Series

  • Stainless steel spring strap factory installed
  • 20° angled blade for a fin shape that works with the natural resting angles of ankle and knee - very low strain
  • 100% rubber material for optimum weight and flexibility
  • Up to 40% reduction in muscle fatigue, energy use, and air consumption; longest recorded bottom times during testing
  • Increasing durometer to 75 rather than changing base material creates a stiffer blade that retains a high degree of the comfort and performance found in our original bio-fin pro.
  • Increased control and added leverage for technical divers
  • Works as well or better than paddle fins with any kicking style
  • Foot pocket is open at the toe for added comfort
  • Sizes: m, l, and xl (LL) Color: Charcoal Gray

FINE TUNING While all bio-fins are 100% rubber, the hardness level does vary. Durometer ranges from original black 65 to the XT at 75.

How the Bio-Fin works

Apollo bio-fins provide lift and propulsion with less effort and more power. Unlike old style fins which ‘push’ water up and down; the Apollo bio-fin provides power, lift and forward thrust on each stroke.

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The Apollo bio-fin directs water flow over the leading and trailing edges of the fin blade, The result is lift and acceleration just as in an aircraft wing.

Bio-Fins Innovation

The old fin stroke was wide and awkward. Using paddle style fins, the divers body swung from side to side with each stroke and was off centre and unstable, A short natural flutter kick (similar to normal freestyle swimming kick) works best with Apollo bio split fin technology.

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Superior Material

Apollo uses only superior materials.

Rubber can be a little heavier compared to plastic used in most fins. However the durability, comfort, flexibility and responsiveness of 100% natural rubber is unique. Your fins are less likely to break the surface, which can cause a loss of momentum that may occur with floating type plastic fins.

Precision Angle

The bio-fin PRO is designed with a 20 degree angle accommodating the divers natural tendency to blend slightly at the knees in addition to obvious bend at the ankles. This angle is crucial for top performance and comfort. The result is better propulsion and the least amount of stress on the muscle and joints.

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Apollo’s choice of superior materials and intelligent design provides you with quick acceleration and ultimate in power, speed and comfort.

Bio-Fin options

  • Bio-Fins are available with either conventional rubber straps or our unique Spring Straps

The advantage of Apollo’s advanced bio-fin Technology

  • Increases efficiency
  • Less Silt up and turbulence
  • Up to 25% reduction in air cunsumption
  • Energy use and muscle fatigue are reduced by up to 40%

Split-fin Overview

the stroke of the Bio-FinSpeed, comfort, and maneuverability; you can have it all. Extensive field testing has shown that each participant was able to reach and sustain higher speeds when using the Bio-Fin than they could achieve with conventional paddle type fins.

Divers state that when swimming with underwater speedometers or on timed runs along a measured underwater course in full scuba gear, the fins are so efficient that they can swim easily at a relaxed pace without any fatigue or strain.

Improved cruise speeds combined with reduced effort and decreased air consumption greatly increase the distances that can be covered in a dive.

Every level of diver , from the student to the most advanced technical diver, will benefit from using the Bio-Fin.

History

Apollo was the first manufacturer to visualize the benefits of "propeller fin" technology. With any new technology a product must do more than just look and sound good.

The Bio-Fin had to stand up to our claims. After years of product development we introduced the first split fin in late 1998. The lightweight synthetic material was buoyant and fairly rigid. It could outperform any traditional paddle fin!

Our designers felt that the flexibility and lack of buoyancy inherent to rubber would make it even better. Six months later the original Bio-Fin Pro was introduced. It has been "Tester's Choice" every year since 1999.

The proven performance of the original PRO model moved industry leaders to embrace the idea of propeller fin technology. Inspired by "the best new diving product introduced in over a decade"Rodale's Scuba Diving, Feb 1999, others began to produce their own synthetic variations of the Bio-Fin.

Amongst some stiff competition the 100% rubber Bio-Fin Pro has been awarded "Best Overall" every year since 2001.

Which Bio-fin is Right for You?

Bio-fin pro in Black is produced with a 65 hardness. We consider this the optimum flexibility level. It will provide the least amount of strain on your body, highest speeds, and lowest rate of air consumption. This is the best choice for anyone and particularly for those that need to sustain high speeds for a long period or have foot, ankle, knee, or other leg pain concerns.

Bio-fin pros in Orange, Metallic BlueMetallic Pink, Yellow, and White have a hardness level that varies between 66 - 70. The hardness level is a result of adding color and not specifically to change the feel or performance. The performance of these two color options is very close to that of Black. Yellow does have a hardness level closer to 70 and out of the water it does feel just a touch more rigid. Some people prefer the Yellow option because the slight increase in hardness level means they can feel it a little when kicking. However, unless you are doing lots, and lots of testing it is unlikely that you would notice the difference between Black, Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink, Yellow or White. It's really just a color thing!

Bio-fin pro XT is specifically produced with a hardness of 75. It is a much more rigid fin. The Apollo Bio-fin standards of 100% rubber and 20 degree angle help this fin provide excellent performance, low strain, and reduced air consumption. Some people feel that the more rigid blade makes it respond slightly quicker to direction changes and alternate kicking styles. It is an excellent choice for very strong kickers as the more rigid blade provides a stronger resistance and more traditional paddle fin feel. The XT model is available in three sizes M, L, and XL.

C-series Fins are the same as Fins described above with the added feature of a factory installed Stainless Steel Spring strap. The spring strap automatically adjusts as needed, will not break as easily as rubber, and is quicker to take on and off. Very useful when getting on and off a boat. The strap includes a heavy rubber bumper that acts as a comfort cushion against the heel and provides an oversized finger loop for sliding the strap on and off. The C-series option is available on the Bio-fin pro in Black (Pro-C), Metallic Blue (Pro-C), Orange (Pro-C), Metallic Pink (Pro-C), Yellow (Pro-C), or White (Pro-C) and the XT (XT-C).

Bio-fin UNI Full Foot Fin, Retired.

Apollo Bio-fin Size Chart


 

Fin Size

Shoe Size

XS Mens & Ladies 5-6
S Mens 7-8 Ladies 7-9
M Mens 8-9 Ladies 9-10
L Mens 9-11 Ladies 10-11
LL Mens & Ladies 11W-13+

 

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