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lightweight alternative to Jets (for travel) ...

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by BCSGratefulDiver, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. meesier42

    meesier42 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kennewick, WA
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    the ForceFin outperform the Jets in every kick except the frog kick. They have a completely different feel because you are going from a very rigid fin to a very flexible fin, but once you get used to them you'll find yourself moving easier and conserving air, just have to give yourself 4-5 dives to get used to the different feel and you'll probably be hooked. If you really need a good Frog Kick the Excellerators are the fin for you.
     
  2. JessH

    JessH Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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    I know its been a while since the question was asked but I will reply anyway. Meesier is right about the FF feeling completely different than the Jets and being good for different kick styles. That being said I don't fully agree with his conclusion. I would have to say that under normal diving the the Jets with a frog kick will actually conserve more air and allow you to move easier. The Force Fins are good fins but they do work best with a flutter kick which isn't my favorite. They can actually be used with a frog kick, but not with anywhere near the results that you get with the jets.

    I love my jets, but despite being a completely different style of fin I do have to say that the force fins are my second favorite set of fins.

    ~Jess
     
  3. DrDuktayp

    DrDuktayp Divemaster Candidate

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    Someone already mentioned the Deep Outdoors SixGill and I would second it for travel and also as a nice all around fin. They frog kick well have great control and are light weight at about 2lbs. I first tried these on vacation and my wife and I each bought a pair.

    DrDuktayp
     

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