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Force Fin Hockey Fin

Discussion in 'Force Fin' started by Bob Evans, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. TN Traveler

    TN Traveler Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Knoxville, TN; St Croix, USVI
    Mine are almost dry.
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  2. coldwaterlloyd

    coldwaterlloyd Manta Ray

    I got mine today , they fit in my carry on bag , perfect for travel
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  3. Pnd

    Pnd Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fl
    My hubby's arrived right before Christmas. . . . beautiful fins. I can't wait to see how they do in a good current! We wore our excellerators for goliath spawning this year and swam AGAINST a current that was sending everyone off like bowling balls. Then we kicked with it, and it was probably the most fun I have ever had. We were laughing so hard our masks kept fogging. We were the only people smiling at the end of the dive. :)

    These are shorter ( easier to pack!) and more stiff, but the same weight. There are ridges for channeling water instead of whiskers. It will be interesting comparing our fins in the water! I think a day of reckoning is coming for all my boasting and zipping around the hubby on our long swims back to shore. Thanks, Susanne, for the painstaking phone order. I suspect that, if I had hung up and ordered them online, we would have missed the chance!
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  4. Bob Evans

    Bob Evans Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Santa Barbara, California USA
    Have fun with the Hockey....and Best Wishes to all for 2019, Bob and Susanne
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  5. Pnd

    Pnd Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fl
    Thank you, Bob! The hubby can't wait to try them out. Happy New Year to you and Susanne!
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  6. Pyro_

    Pyro_ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Any thoughts on adavantages/disadvantage on these vs the tan delta extra force fins I have right now
  7. meesier42

    meesier42 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kennewick, WA
    These are much more responsive, manuever faster (short) and much more comfortable than a TanDelta Extra.

    I am the Josh, Bob mentioned. There are 2 versions of the Hockey fin out there. The longer ones and these appear to be the shorter version. The longer one was based on the excellerator and is similar in performance but doesn't need whiskers. It is not as sensitive as the excellerator as the tips are stiffer for better high power thrust, but the excellerator can take better advantage of small ( think ankle ) movement for hovering and fin sculling. Both are awesome for frog kick!

    This, as I said appears to the smaller version, which is even more responsive and manueverable still provides all the go you want. These are the travel Kings, as they are tiny and pack a punch.

    It is important to remember, there is no magic fin that will suddenly allow to outswim a current, but good design will allow you to effectively transmit the strength you have into propulsion. All ForceFin designs do that well, much better and more comfortable than any other design I have used.

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