DMC fins - Elite 2 Swim Training Fins
DMC Elite 2 Swim Fins are used by Australian and International Olympic Swimming Team Members. The superior quality of DMC Swim Training short fins have been spacifically designed to be molded in silicone to avoid any kind of abrasion.
The principal of the function of the DMC Swim Fins is to enable everyone from novice to an Olympic standard swimmer to achieve an extra kick balance while using their preferred arm stroke. As well as strengthening and toning the muscles, using the fins during swim training gives the legs neuromuscular memory so that when the swimmer then swims without fins, they kick more effectively. the concept of the shorter bladed fin was conceived to bring the center of effort back to the foot, and increase leg strength and 'muscle memory' whilst maintaining and elevated heart rate with a kicking motion specific to the 'flutter' kick.
Our swim training short fins also create 'lift' to keep the feet toward the surface at all times which is essential when kicking correctly. The actual blend and hardness of the silicone used has been the result of extensive collaboration with the manufacturer, the material is soft, yet resistant to tearing and splitting and is also UV proof.
The shape of the foot pockets have been the subject of considerable research and now have a universal foot pocket fitting either foot minimizing protrusion of the toes. The heel strap has ankle cut-outs to prevent chafing and all the edges or the foot cavity are rounded for the same reason.
The angle or 'cam' of the blade surface relative to the foot is different to conventional fins, and has been designed to create the least possible resistance to the kick action. The symmetrical plan shape of the blade allows the fin to be reasonably short and wide without the potential nuisance of the fins bumping together while swimming or walking.
The patented 'V' Rails along the edges of the blade have a dual function and help to ensure the blade is sufficiently stiff to function effectively and channel water along the blade. They also provide even thrust in both directions and provide a noticeable ''grip'' on the water maximizing kick drill results. Each of the 5 sizes has a different blade-to-foot area to make sure that it is correct for the person's foot size. This ensures that the smaller sizes have proportionally longer blades relative to the foot pocket length to create the correct thrust. DMC Swim Fins represent world class Australian design at its best.
The Elite 2 fins can also be used by swim athletes through to learn2swim and for general swimming and snorkeling.
Great value for a technical training fin and, they are built to last.