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The incredible Arena® Vortex Evolution Hand Paddle is the perfect training tool for the elite swimmer.
For a detailed review by Gold Medalist Mark Gangloff click here
I love these paddles. They hold tight to my hand and yet leave enough finger wiggle to adjust my goggles without taking them off. The only reason that I didnt give them five stars is that they arrived with two sets of tubing and absolutely no instructions on how they "should" be strung. I ended up going to Arena's web site and blowing up the catalog picture.
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Arena Vortex - great
I recently started swimming as part of my exercise routine due to a knee injury. I haven't done any serious swimming in over 10 years and really didn't know where to start with gear. I googled buyer comments for hand paddles and decided on the Arena Vortex primarily because of the surface area (not too large) and the paddles offer several hole setting options to run the rubber tubbing (for hand security). I am not disappointed.
Fit: Feels true to size
These paddles fit my hands well. I like all the strapping material they came with- I was able to customize them to my needs. I like the curve in the palm instead of a flat paddle.
Great product. You can set it up anyway you like with as many or little straps as you want. Excellent way to change up a workout.
Speedo is good at making hand paddles, but Arena seems better - a lot better. the bands are a lot more rigid and fit securely in place, so they wiggle around much less than most other paddles. I have mind just right, so that it doesn't feel tight, yet my hands still feel securely attached (speedo's are awesome, but they often get loose and require re-tightening after long swims).
Paddles have lots of options as far as hand placement with straps! Zero complaints!
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Since 1973, Arena™ has been a global influence and leader in competitive swimwear and accessories. Used by international top athletes and the official swim teams of UCSD, UC Berkeley, and Cal Poly, Arena swimwear is as synonymous with water as it is to swimming. Arena boasts a number of streamline, comfortable, and durable swimsuits that are perfect for competitive swimming and races.
By investing in innovation and researching fabrics and textiles, Arena is continuously discovering and utilizing unique technologies. Their high-tech patented Powerskin™ fabric claims to be the lightest fabric in production, weighing only 125 grams per square meter, while their stitchless seams keep mobility at its highest and reduces drag.
With offices populating Europe, Asia and the US, Arena is making waves worldwide with their quality line of goggles, training equipment and competitive swimwear. Whatever your swim needs, Arena has you covered with their jammers, one pieces, and neck-to-knee suits.