Cressi was the first manufacturer to use the thermoplastic rubber-blade foot pocket and also the first one to thermofuse in a single element three different materials to improve the effort transmission. The need to dispose of a removable version to install blades made of carbon or other different materials, leads us to the new Gara Modular, which allows the Cressi experience with a several materials composition and many features.
The foot pocket’s volume has been revised after deep anatomic studies, in such a way as the volume is proportional to the widening effect that the foot pocket causes depending on the foot size. It doesn’t follow a fixed proportion size by size because proportionally a small foot “fattens” much more than a big foot when putting on the foot pocket.
The new foot pocket combines two materials, a thermoplastic rubber with high hardness (shore 90), flexible but inelastic and really resistant according to the nerves, to the whole foot pocket’s sole and to the exclusive strap over the instep aimed to make the effort transmission to be immediate without dissipate in rubbery compositions.
The instep incorporates on the middle a self adjusting 2 cm wide strap, which allows a slight expansion (from 2 to 4 mm depending on the size) to fit in people who have high instep or also in case of using thick foot pockets. The expansion has been thoroughly balanced to avoid damaging the energy transmission.
The other foot pocket’s part (grey area) has a flexible composition shore 50º to obtain the maximum comfort. This material is extended alternatively on the heel area to play the non-slip key role when we walk on a boat or on rocks.
The original blade is made of high-modulus propylene (2500 Mpa). It has lifelong warranty and highly elastic return. It incorporates two little anti-skid spoilers on the final area. The decreasing thickness section (from 4mm to 2mm) causes the highly progressive tonnage eliminating the skid tendency, because the first half of the set is more rigid and the final half is more flexible.