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How to tell difference between Pro and Original?

Discussion in 'Force Fin' started by ory69, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. ory69

    ory69 Angel Fish

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    I am trying to find a match for my lost fin and was wondering if you guys know how to tell the difference between a Pro and Original. The one I lost was a black Pro and it has a 6" logo on the center of the top of the fin.
     
  2. Shftrdog

    Shftrdog Barracuda

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    Pro what, is it Scuba Pro?
     
  3. Shftrdog

    Shftrdog Barracuda

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    do you have a picture?
     
  4. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You are in the Force Fin Forum - so if you know nothing about Force Fins, please read up on them before asking silly questions!
     
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  5. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver Tech Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Some further market research needed, if claiming 'for all your scuba needs'. Gotta know what's on the market if you're going to advise divers effectively ;)
     
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  6. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Normally the "Pro"s have the word PRO on the webbing strap tag. This becomes a problem if you are using Bungies, since they don't have any indication on them as to what type of FF it is. I don't think there is any marking on the Fin itself.
     
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  7. ory69

    ory69 Angel Fish

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    These are almost 15 years old, but mine do not have a pro tag on them, but I don't know if they had one back then anyways.
     
  8. Bob Evans

    Bob Evans Manta Ray

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    ory69, Gosh..without being able to feel the flex, I would think you have the original 86A durometer, the Pro's are at 92A...Hope this helps. Best, Bob P.S. funny how folks like to stick their nose into Force Fin business.
     
  9. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Is the tag still on the strap? If it is and does not say "PRO", they probably are just regular - if the tag is missing, then you will need someone who is real familiar with both to determine what they are. I know I can definitely feel the difference when they are side by side but if someone handed me a pair without being able to compare, I don't think I could tell the difference. I do know the PROs are quite stiff while the regulars have a softer feel when they bend (and tan deltas just want to snap back).
     
  10. arrick

    arrick Solo Diver

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    I have 3 pairs in the original material and 3 in the pro. When I go to grab a pair to use, I don't have to look at the tag to tell the difference. To me, the original material has a little more slick or glossy look to it and is more uniform. The pro's have a little duller sheen and have some mottling to them. Maybe Bob can confirm this.
     

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