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  • The most innovative paddles to hit the market, loaded with cutting-edge hydrodynamic features for the elite swimmer! SMAO Paddles are the answer to the elite sprinter's need to refine the drive-in phase of the stroke, demand an aggressive entry into the water, and reinforce a high elbow catch. Utilizing bio-mimicry, the Humpback whale pectoral fin was partly inspiration behind this unique design.
  • TUBERCLES: Scalloped outer edges create greater surface area for water to pass over versus a smooth, straight edge. This technology creates enhanced propulsion, allowing the swimmer to pull more water during sprint drills.
  • BLOW VALVES: Lateral edge openings large on the bottom-side and smaller on the top-side creating a valve effect where water is captured on the underside and forced through the smaller opening, thus creating more resistance and buoyancy.
  • FLOW CHANNELS: Channels on the bottom of the paddles help guide water in the proper direction and toward the blow valves. The flow channels allow the paddle to move smoothly through the water.
  • THUMB GARAGE: Reinforces proper thumb position and allows greater control on the recovery phase of the stroke. The thumb garage allows the swimmer to use the paddles without either strap if desired.
  • EXTENDED FOREARM SECTION: Prevents wrist joint flexion. By creating a stable plane between the hand and forearm, the swimmer reinforces proper hand and elbow positioning.
  • INJECTED MOLDED EVA FOAM (IMEVA): The swimmer must overcome the natural buoyancy of the IMEVA paddles and aggressively break the water's surface, creating a fierce drive into the water.
  • ADJUSTABLE STRAPS: Soft silicone, and wide enough to keep the paddle securely in place. Underside belt loops to keep loose strap ends in place. Straps are easily removable to promote multiple techniques and drills.
SIZE CHART
SMALL = Female (Moderate Resistance)
MEDIUM = Male (Great Resistance)
LARGE = Big & Tall Males (Extreme Resistance)
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Customer Ratings and Reviews:

SpeedoSMAO Paddles
 
3.0

(Based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (2)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Swimming (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The straps do not stay closed making them nearly useless

By 

from Saint Paul, Mn

About Me Advanced

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor design

    Best Uses

    • Swimming

    Comments about Speedo SMAO Paddles:

    I found this product to be a big waste of money. The straps don't stay closed and it's a constant stop and start to adjust them or try to get them back in place.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor design

    By 

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Advanced

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    A Helpful Reviewer has received 2 or more helpful votes.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

      • Swimming

      Comments about Speedo SMAO Paddles:

      I am an experience swimmer that competed in Division 1 college swimming and I have tried lots of new products. This product is too heavy to allow an efficient freestyle recovery and placed undue strain on my shoulders during recovery. In addition, there is a complete lack of feel for the water. I've used many products that I don't feel are particularly useful. However, this is the first product that I am concerned may cause stroke problems, if not shoulder problems.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Interesting paddles

      By 

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Swimming

        Comments about Speedo SMAO Paddles:

        Very interesting paddles. I bought the large, and they extend back beyond the wrist so that the pressure is less on your wrist flexors and more on your forearm and lats. Very different experience compared to regular, even large hand paddles. Because they float, you do have to drive in to your stroke, they do encourage a quick catch with your entire paddle and forearm, and really stress the triceps and lats on the pull.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        SPRINTER USE

        By 

        from canton, ohio

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Cleans Easily
        • Compact
        • Functional
        • Quick Drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sprints
          • Swimming

          Comments about Speedo SMAO Paddles:

          This paddles should be use for competitive swimming. They make you focus a lot in a deep catch stroke and high elbow position.
          Not recommendable for easy swims.

          SPRINT-SPRINT-SPRINT-SPRINT!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It takes getting used to

          By 

          from Bridgewater, NJ

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Rugged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Swimming

            Comments about Speedo SMAO Paddles:

            It takes some getting used to. It seems to make you work on your stability when you are swimming with them. They are a bit bulky.

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            • Q:

              What size should I get? can't really measure my hands to the sizing chart. I'm 5'8'' and my hands are not particularly large.
              Asked on 8/31/2015 by k1 from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                k1: The size depends on how much resistance you want, the larger the size the more resistance you get.

                Answered on 10/1/2015 by Speedo USA from Los Angeles
            • Q:

              Is the stated price for a pair?
              Asked on 3/16/2015 by KAI

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, the price is for the pair.

                Answered on 3/16/2015 by Speedo USA
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