LONG TERM TEST

Sport Diver - - Contents - Mark Evans, www.atom­i­caquat­ics.co.uk

A range of gear is tested over a six-month pe­riod, in­clud­ing SEAC SUB’S F1 S fins, Shear­wa­ter Re­search’s Perdix dive com­puter and the Aqualung Arg­onaut dive knife.

The orig­i­nal Blade Fin was a big hit for Atomic Aquat­ics, gar­ner­ing rave re­views as one of the bet­ter pad­dle fins on the mar­ket. The X1 Blade con­tin­ues this theme, build­ing on an al­ready solid rep­u­ta­tion but util­is­ing a stiffer bi-moulded com­pound that, ac­cord­ing to Atomic, gives the diver ul­ti­mate power in all finning and div­ing styles. It is also fit­ted as stan­dard with Atomic Aquat­ics’ patented buckle sys­tem, which the Test Team has given the thumbs up in ev­ery Group Test it has ap­peared in. The X1 Blade comes in a range of five colours - yel­low, blue, sil­ver/ grey, red and black - for those that want to brighten up their div­ing ap­parel, but we have got the tech-friendly black ver­sion on test here. NB: the black is only avail­able in medium, large and ex­tra-large sizes.

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