The X Shot and Shot FX fins (designed for men and women, respectively) both have very similar features in design, with both fins capable of providing efficient kicking power. In this video, Adreno’s Zoe Pocklington runs us through some of the features of these fins designs.
Some of the standout features of these fins include the mid rail of the fin, the flexing of the blade, the power zone and the ankle strap. Some of these fantastic features have been derived from the designs of the SlighShot and HotShot fins.
The mid rail of the fin has been positioned to pivot off the centre of the foot pocket to give maximum power output from each kick, decreasing inefficiencies and improving comfort.
The flexing of the blade is an intuitive design that allows for a more efficient kicking motion, as more water is channelled down the blade. As the blade is able to flex both vertically and twist, the movements occur in conjunction with each other to maximise the water volume that pushes down the length of the blade giving maximum power in each kick.
One of the big changes to this fin is the implementation of a power zone in place of the The power zone uses “V-Boosters” to increase the efficiency of the kick by providing increased tension between the footpocket and the fin blade.