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Old 11-13-2019, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question Cracked Fins

I purchased a pair of plastic freediving fins earlier this year. After about a half dozen dives, the blades on both fins developed cracks about 2” from the end of the rails. (2” toward the foot from the tip of the rail)

Obviously this isn’t “normal”, but I don’t know if I caused this, or if the blades are defective.

I never stood up on them, jumped into the water feetfirst or bent them in transit. They do have some scuffing on the ends of the blades from diving on the reef, but no substantial gouging.

I did notice that when they looked like they bent a LOT when I was kicking. Perhaps they are too soft? Even if they were soft, can fins break from kicking too hard?

Thanks in Advance!

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