The first and foremost objective of the new Falcon VGR T-700 is to reduce any waste of energy thereby maximizing safety so important to freediving. The new C-4 composite carbon blade will flex using 75% less energy than conventional blades. All of this reduces weight, a more streamlined shape, more effective rubber side rails, a perfectly smooth surface that eliminates turbulence. This anatomically designed bend better aligns the blade to the foot. The narrower blade helps divert more directional strength and offers lower resistance to sudden turns and changes in direction.
The new blade VGR (variable geometry rails) offers a 40% increase in structural strength compared to the standard T-300 model. With a standard carbon blade the outer layer is subjected to a wider curvature and stretching than the inner layer which is subjected to more compression, consequently increasing the cause of breakage.
Thanks to the new flexible fibers the new T-700 offers 40% higher tensile strength thus avoiding breakage due to high external stretching and high internal compression. The C-4 Fuego VGR blade extends all the way to the heel which distributes the flex and the weight load to which it is subjected. This ensures the best degree of performance coupled with lightweight structural resistance.
· Every C4 blade is marked individually with the guarantee number on the back of the blade.
· The C4 Falcon fins – VGR are available in two grades of stiffness: 30 (medium) and 40 (hard)
· The C4 Falcon blade dimensions are 760 x 190mm (30”x7.5”)
· All carbon fiber C4 VGR blades are made from 100% carbon T 700
· Two Year Guarantee
Choice of stiffness
The Falcon Blade ends with a concave shape towards the attachment to the foot pocket in order to offer a more comfortable and anatomically correct support.
A soft blade will complement a dive in not too deep water where a sudden burst of speed is always required thus offering a relaxed and comfortable dive and good management of precious oxygen.
A harder blade will give the extra boost of power required from a hurried ascent in deep water or from a sudden change of direction or a swift U turn. In these occurrences a hard blade will offer the best chance for a safer and more productive dive.
Nonetheless a hard blade will take its toll on oxygen supply with only a moderate increase in speed and overall performance.
Order a complete pair with Omer Millennium foot pockets and mounting hardware.