“His inspiration was the ocean and its natural inhabitants. His research also revolved extensively around that of a diver’s foot and the movements of the human leg. As art, he has hanging in his house an interesting chart that shows the human leg in several horizontal kicking positions. His notebooks are profuse with photos and drawings of different configurations of fins.
“Some look like the fins of a squid. Others like a tuna and then some like a porpoise. He studied the fins of the fastest fish, and tried numerous designs and configurations to get just the right shape.”
–Harry J. Wirth for “The Art of Design: An Exhibition of American Design” The American Design Network, 1993
“We’ve been designing fins for over 35 years, and with millions of satisfied customers, we can honestly say that we’re the experts in fin design. That’s all we do, and we think our innovative fins are without equal in terms of comfort, efficiency, durability, performance, versatility and sheer value for your money.
All our fins take advantage of the laws of nature and physics – and common sense. Force Fins are extremely efficient because we understand the hydrodynamic advantages of flapping foils, thrust-producing vortex, lift forces and material rebound, and we include these state-of-the-art concepts into every fin we design.
Our Force Fin has been tested in Boeing’s wind tunnel and shown to have wing tips that form a perfect hydrofoil, offering turbulent free water flow. Our work was an inspiration to the designers of the fastest and most revolutionary keels. We’ve since been asked to apply our fin technology to increase the speed and efficiency of oceangoing ships!
Each fin is individually hand crafted in the USA and manufactured from exclusive versions of polyurethane that are resistant to ultraviolet radiation, abrasion and chemicals. The high quality materials we use give our fins their snappy blade action and extreme durability. Force Fins will last for years, even when worn daily.