Most fin patents
Last updated: February 10, 2019 at 19:02 pm
Bob Evans (USA) – Since 1971, he has patented 33 revolutionary fin designs including the Force Fin Tan Delta (polyurethane) which is part of the permanent collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art for changing the way we perceive moving through water. “His inspiration was the ocean and its natural inhabitants. His research also revolved extensively around that of a diver’s foot and the movements of the human leg. As art, he has hanging in his house an interesting chart that shows the human leg in several horizontal kicking positions. His notebooks are profuse with photos and drawings of different configurations of fins. “Some look like the fins of a squid. Others like a tuna and then some like a porpoise. He studied the fins of the fastest fish, and tried numerous designs and configurations to get just the right shape.” – Harry J. Wirth for “The Art of Design: An Exhibition of American Design” The American Design Network, 1993.
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