Mares Fins: The Channel Thrust System RSS

 By Gianni Garofalo Originally, all fins were made from rubber, an excellent material; however, it had notable technical and technological limits that did not allow for great developments in their design. In 1973, Mares patented a new technology that conceived the construction of fins in two different materials: a light, responsive technopolymer for the blade and a special, new thermoplastic rubber for the footpocket. After some years of putting the materials and technology to the test, Mares introduced the Plana fin to the market, the first, and for a long time only fin in the world made using this new...

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