The new OCTOPUS bottom plate for Freediving: a simple and efficient design for an unbeatable quality. Also the most hydrodynamic Bottom Plate on the market!
• Hydrodynamic shape to drastically reduce drag while pulling the plate up thanks to its compact shape and wide holes;
• Ø 21cm, yellow fluorescent plate for a great visibility underwater;
• Quick and robust mounting system (3 Phillips 316 stainless steel screws);
• Weight: 140 grams;
• Material: ultra robust ABS (thermoplastic polymer, same as the lanyard stopper).
Why is it better to train with a bottom plate? Get used to grabbing a tag during some of your training sessions. It will help you reduce the « tag stress » during your competitions by making this step « almost » automatic.
It works perfectly with a 10 to 12mm rope. It is however possible to use it with smaller ropes down to 8mm.
Regarding the mounting process, the bottom plate is divided in 3 parts. A plate and a center structure (identical to our safety stopper). A simple knot is placed in its center, and 3 stainless steel screws (standard cross-head) make it easy to finish putting it in place. It is made out of ABS, a strong plastic used for example to make LEGO's: after all, we are just big kids playing in the water!