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Dark Fin Gloves

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by FloridaRanger, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Location: Florida West Coast
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    OK, so what do the veteran divers think of these? (Or non-veterans for that matter!)

    https://www.darkfingloves.com/index.shtml

    I clicked on the link on this site, and they look interesting.

    By the way, I know we hardly use our arms/hands for diving so it's not necessary to point that out. But these seem like they might help with maneuverabilty. I wouldn't use them for spearfishing but maybe for drift/sightseeing/bug dives?

    Your thoughts?

    FR
     
  2. a22shady

    a22shady Loggerhead Turtle

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    Location: New Jersey
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    I actually tried them out. And they do what they are supposed to. They help in moving you through the water. They are warm water gloves only. If you like to use your arms this glove will help.
     
  3. kanonfodr

    kanonfodr Solo Diver

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    Location: Seattle, Wa
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    Not to bust anyone out, but using your arms is kinda pointless when scuba diving. I used to use my arms all the time, but since I have learned how to move about in the water without them I've noticed increases in air consumption and stability.

    So why would I want a glove that makes it more efficient for me to use my hands and arms to propel myself when the act in and of itself is extremely inefficient??

    Peace,
    Greg
     
  4. Sas

    Sas Solo Diver

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    Location: Melbourne, Australia
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    They are good for divers with certain types of disabilities that affect mobility.
     
  5. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida West Coast
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    I bought them; if the water ever warms up enough to use them :))) I will post a review, in case anyone is interested.

    As for: "Not to bust anyone out, but using your arms is kinda pointless when scuba diving," did not my original post state: "By the way, I know we hardly use our arms/hands for diving so it's not necessary to point that out."
     
  6. Saltwater Junky

    Saltwater Junky Manta Ray

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    Location: Bonaire, GA
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    You hit the nail on the head!.....and for out swimming ur buddy when a shark is in hot pursuit.:sharkattack:
     
  7. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

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    Location: Florida West Coast
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    "You must be the change you want to see in the world."
    Mahatma Ghandi

    I think Jeebus kinda said the same thing: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
     
  8. FireInMyBones

    FireInMyBones Divemaster

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    Location: Greenville, SC
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    I am not sure I would ever use them. Like posted above, I do not use my arms underwater. Not efficient.
     
  9. FloridaRanger

    FloridaRanger Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Florida West Coast
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    Sometimes when you are maneuvering to shoot a fish -- hovering really -- you have to use your arms and hands. Finning isn't enough.
     

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