View Full Version : What kind of fins do you use?
10-31-2002, 11:51 PM
Currently I am diving USD Blades. I can't complain a bit with the durability or performance with them, especially for the price. I am thinking of switching to split fins to help reduce air consumption, as everything I read says that they are so much more efficient. The only thing that keeps me from doing it is that I hear they are not good for really hard, quick accelleration.
Any of you guys have any experience hunting with a pair?
11-01-2002, 03:19 AM
I had originally used tradional Aqualung fins, but made the swith to splits about 10 dives ago. I have the atomic splits. I am very pleased and won't go back. The main thing you notice is that it almost feels like you don't have a fin on, yet you lose nothing in performance, and even swim faster. I can't think of any downside to them.
11-01-2002, 05:55 AM
Currently, Tusa Imprex. Been seriously considering The Atomic splits. Like everything else, my LDS is very "proud" of them,$189:eek:
11-01-2002, 06:19 AM
baught a pair when they first came out about 2 yrs ago.couldnt imagine going back to conventional fins...dave
11-01-2002, 06:19 AM
Mares Avanti. I'm interested in trying out the huge fins I've seen some of you guys using. IMO, they look ridiculous, but shit, if I can get around quicker, who cares!
11-01-2002, 06:48 AM
Mares Avanti Quattro
11-01-2002, 07:20 AM
Damn, yall are high speed, I am using a pair of Hurricanes...I think they are called that, they are so scratched up from diggin in holes and such that I cant even make out the raised letters. One of these days Im gonna break down and buy a nice pair tho.
11-01-2002, 08:05 AM
Scubapro fullfoot twin jets!
11-01-2002, 08:48 AM
I've got a pair of old Hurricanes too. I like the Quattro's better but it's good to have a decent backup:D
11-01-2002, 08:49 AM
Long Carbonfiber blades (handmade)/ Sporasub foot pocket. They are the best fin for freediving. If you try carbon, you never go back to regular fins.
11-01-2002, 09:38 AM
Oceanic V12 splits. I have bad ankles (surgery inproved) and they have made a world of difference.
11-01-2002, 10:19 AM
with my custom design soft spring straps!
11-01-2002, 02:35 PM
i have also heard the splits are bad in current. is this true?
11-01-2002, 02:43 PM
. . . Quattros with spring straps.
11-01-2002, 09:30 PM
Mares Avanti, old and scratched to death. Dying to try the new split fins. Anyone know where you can try before you buy? :confused:
11-01-2002, 10:38 PM
S/P Twinjets in basic black.Splits work fine in current ,just increase kick speed not power or stroke.Regular current here is 1/2 kt but up to 2kts.I can sustain 1 1/2 for a coupla minutes with splits,never could with Quattros or Jets.Just feels like you're not pushing against anything.
11-01-2002, 11:39 PM
A hardy welcome to NeDoc!:cool: Been to Blue Springs lately?
11-02-2002, 04:42 PM
if you are in good shape, does it matter if you have the splits or not. i mean, will the splits change your air consumption if you are in excellent shape, or will it not matter much at all? thanks
11-02-2002, 09:15 PM
Force Fins, none better and I've dove them all. See my rants in the Florida Sportsman section for the info dump.
11-03-2002, 06:20 PM
Thanks for all the great responses guys. I went ahead and purchased some Atomics today. Can't wait to use them.
201, air consumption is something that everyone has to deal with during prolonged physical activity. The less you have to work, the less air you need regardless of your physical conditioning. Although I must admit, I'm not running 5Ks under 21 minutes anymore. Damn this getting older!
11-03-2002, 07:25 PM
dive4food, good luck with those Atomics. Hope you like them as much as I like mine. Short flutter kick is all it takes, and you'll be moving up and down the ledge with less effort.
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