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 & BENEFITS
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
Much more affordable and versatile than automatic devices
FINA FR 2.10-compliant for competition. It's legal. If you have it, you can use it.