Atomic SplitFin® Awarded
Patent on EZ-LOK Buckle Design; Popular Fin Continues
to Win Industry Acclaim For Performance and Efficiency
Calif. – The Atomic Aquatics SplitFin®
has been allowed a new patent from the US Patent office
for its popular EZ-LOK buckle system. One of the latest
innovations from Atomic engineers, the EZ-LOK system
has drawn extensive praise from dive professionals
and consumers alike for its simplicity and unique function.
The EZ-LOK system, one of many unique features built into the SplitFin®, provides
divers or snorkelers with a one-touch release option that instantly and conveniently
detaches the entire buckle assembly from the fin. Users can then easily re-attach
the buckle without having to readjust the fin-strap, making it an ideal solution
for removing the SplitFin® in the water or securing it prior to entering the
The patented design and its innovative application on the Atomic Aquatics Splitfin®
has caught the attention of key training professionals from coast to coast. "Our
students have discovered how easy it is to put on and take off the SplitFins®
even when they are in the water," said Fritz Sharar, of MBT Divers in
Pensacola, Florida. "This represents a breakthrough in diver training
making it more safe and efficient for students to become comfortable with their
scuba equipment. We're very impressed with Atomic's SplitFins®."
The Atomic Aquatics SplitFin® is designed to enable users to swim faster and
farther while using less energy. This is accomplished through a number of innovations.
This includes Atomic's combination of highly-resilient materials and the extended
Power Rail which is engineered for long-life and high function. A slightly
longer blade size provides added leverage making the SplitFin® ideal for divers
looking to move quickly through the water without over-extending themselves.
The unique Flex Battens in the fins' blade help users achieve optimal results
no matter what style of kick they are using. Tests have shown the Atomic SplitFin®
to be effective when test subjects were sculling, using a frog or dolphin kick
or when using the common flutter kick method. Several significant industry
insiders have stated that the patented split fin design provides better performance
than standard paddle fins. The split design delivers better propulsion and
lift, resulting in greater speeds, something divers seek when kicking into
While providing unmatched performance, the Atomic SplitFins® stand out for another
reason. "In the SplitFin® universe, Atomic's tend to rise to the top because
they are comfortable," said John Brumm, Director of Rodale's Scuba Lab.
A repeat "Tester's Choice" recipient from Rodale's ScubaLab, evaluators
in the most recent industry report noted, "While it excels in performance,
no other adjustable fin comes close to the scores Atomic earns in fit and comfort." The
report didn't stop there pointing out the Atomic SplitFin® provided "excellent
stability and maneuverability, great for shooting video or following critters
through blue water and around reef structures."