Snorkelers often use neoprene booties (water shoes) that open-heeled fins are secured onto, or perhaps they use fins with integrated foot pouches. And while one major benefit of the booties is that they ensure it is easier to stroll over coarse rocks and whatnot to be able to get to the water, it may often be uncomfortable having the fins on over them as soon as you’re in the water.
The aquatic binding system (ABS) instead features a set of polyurethane aquatic footwear that are put on while both walking and going swimming, together with a pair of blades that instantly clip on and off of the front using two binding clips. Thus, the concept is that you will wear just the footwear on your feet while scaling over the rocks, subsequently pop the blades onto them as soon as you get to the water (and do the opposite once you get out).
In addition to the comfort factor, the ABS is apparently lighter in weight as compared to a regular bootie/fin combination. Additionally, it lets owners swap between 3 different blade types – there is one that’s produced primarily for scuba diving, a second that is also suitable for stuff like snorkeling, a carbon fiber model that gives maximum thrust for tasks like freediving as well as spearfishing.
Furthermore, the creator state that compared to conventional fins, their item feels more natural and more comfortable while swimming.