The 3D Keeler, some fins that are entering the world of Stand Up Paddle and revolutionizing the design of this type of product.
In 3D Keeler we are passionate in researching the latest technologies available to develop a keeler that will make a revolutionary impact in the surfing world.
We are developing a 3D technology that serves paddle surf and aeronautics. Whether in the water or in the air, everything that is built in to navigate must always seek the best possible stability while offering the least possible resistance against the elements.
Our Keeler turns to be the result of analyzing and combining the latest technological advances in several fields and responding to the needs of progressing and improving traditional fins’ performance. This turns out to be one of the most important elements of the boards but where there have been fewer improvements in the last 50 years.
We use 3D printing which plays an essential role in our Keeler building process. Such system allow us to achieve groundbreaking results that were completely unimaginable a decade ago. We make products with complex shapes such as our keel fins which are made in just one piece, with no assembled parts, no joints nor screws, which turns them into completely aerodynamic, high-strength and impeccably efficient products. They are a great improvement in the practice of Paddle surfing.
The world of surfing is going to experience a technological and nautical engineering evolution in all our fin designs. 3D Keeler applies the Bernoulli principle and the Ventury effect in all its designs, where fluid dynamics is calculated to exert a force of pressure and gravity, causing natural and dynamic acceleration. What we look for in a fin according to skill is speed, stability and maneuverability, 3D Keeler has managed to unify these three criteria, giving the surfer unparalleled sensations. The fixing systems are designed to cover 100% of the boards on the market, as well as the Us box and Sline In. Keeler will replace conventional fins, creating a new concept and a new world within all disciplines of surfing.
In terms of materials, 3D Keeler has carefully studied the material used in all its keels to be in tune with the sea.
The material used for its PRO fins is a special high-tech polyamideflexible enough to give shape, texture and resistance. One of the qualities of the materials studied was the search for buoyancy in the water in the event of a collision loss. The material used in the Keeler PRO 3D keels is highly durable and strong, slightly flexible and with a specialporosity in all its designs.
3d Keeler fins in their BASIC version, are created after a special chemical formulation, with a key dosage of the mixture of three polyurethane components (The Polikeeler complex), a chemical advance for the development of nautical materials. All the materials used in the 3D Keelers fins have been tested by professionals in order to give a guarantee on all their products.
3D Keeler is a technological revolution within3D printing, it is a set of technologies that allows you to create objects without the need for molds, based on digital files. The 3D printers used are the most modern of the market, they are intelligent machines because they are capable of printing prototypes quickly and accurately.
One of our biggest challenges when designing 3D Keeler fins was the study of 3D simulations of behavior in the water, physical theorems, chemical formulations and 3D scans were used to achieve a practically perfect finish. This technology allows the production of complex geometric parts that could not be created with traditional methods.
At the 3D Keeler R&D department, we develop and research solutions within the nautical world, staffed with system engineers, data intelligence, software, materials science and design developers integrated within the world of 3D printing technology.
BENEFITS OF 3D KEELER
The design of the Keeler 3D fins is the biggest benefit we can find when compared to other paddle surf fins on the market.
The design offers you numerous advantages, the water inlet and outlet holes channel the laminar flow of water, giving you extra propulsion on every paddle. The orca fin-shaped finish gives it the necessary stability you need. You can find the main benefit of the 3D Keeler fins while gliding on the water, fewer strokes and less effort in each one. It is a versatile and balanced finthanks to the engineering applied in all our designs. We must highlight the increase in natural acceleration and directional stability in the waves, together with the necessary grip to avoid skidding, allowing us unparalleled maneuverability in turns.
3D Keeler fins are very light, ultra water resistant and slightly flexible. Their performance is compatible with all paddle surfboards on the market.