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FINIS, Inc. Backstroke Start Wedge

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Finally, the solution coaches have been looking for – an affordable way for swimmers to practice with a backstroke wedge before championship swim meets. The Backstroke Start Wedge is FINA-compliant and can be used during training and competition as a way for swimmers to get an explosive start without slipping. Unlike expensive automatic devices, Backstroke Start Wedge is manual and can be set up multiple ways to fit all standard starting blocks. Swimmers can also easily adjust the wedge to their desired height through five different settings to optimize their backstroke start.

FINIS worked in collaboration with Vince Harris at WEDG Swim Start Systems (County Cork, Ireland) to develop the FINIS Backstroke Start Wedge. Vince is an Irish engineer and swim dad who began making his own wedges for his daughter's swim team after learning how expensive they were. He had one goal in mind: to create an affordable alternative that fits all standard blocks.

Features of the Backstroke Wedge

  • Affordable way to gain experience: coaches are finally able to outfit every lane with a backstroke starting device
  • Reliable backstroke start: eliminates slipping during the start to give every swimmer a fair chance
  • Fits all standard blocks: compatible with single-post, two-post, four-post and large-base blocks
  • Explosive race start: adds power and agility to swimmer's backstroke start
  • Practice before competition: allows swimmers to learn how to use the device, find their setting and optimize the benefits prior to competition
  • Adjustable swimmer settings: swimmers can easily customize the wedge height through five different settings
  • Manual system: much more affordable and versatile than automatic devices
  • Fina-compliant: fina fr 2.10-compliant for competition. it's legal. if you have it, you can use it.
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Product Name: FINIS, Inc. Backstroke Start Wedge
Manufacturer: FINIS, Inc.
Item Code: FNS425233
activity: Swim
Model year: 2020
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