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MaxAir Swim Fins - Stay Down Longer with Less Effort

Discussion in 'Classifieds: Other Gear & Multiple Items' started by TECreation, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sorry, being a clinician and scientist, I am skeptical of the quantitative testing you have on your website. Far from the randomized, double-blind trial one would like to see.

    I will take you up on your offer to try your fins on my next visit to SE FL. I just made a visit with 31 dives in 12 days, many of the dives, would have made for great fin trials.

    Open minded, Craig
     
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  2. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Great. We are on a trip to CA right now. Hopefully, a stop at Blue Hole in Santa Rosa NM Tuesday the 7th. Today we visited Bowie TX and compared the Maxair fins with the largest knife in the world.
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    Wednesday it is on to London Bridge. Yes it is in AZ.
     
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  3. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Ryan Hancock also tried the MaxAir fins in Ft. Lauderdale on Sea Experience. He liked them too.
     
  4. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    MaxAir fins have not gone away. We have been quietly improving them. We have had a bunch more divers try them and I will post their reviews soon. Meanwhile divers have been asking about the overall power of the fins. To test that we thought a Tug-of- war was appropriate. We mismatched the divers to see if the MaxAir could overcome the physical difference and it did.
     
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  5. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Anybody going to DEMA? I would love to meet you. Look for this T-shirt. FIN74 TShirt 02.jpg
    I will give you my cell by private message.
     
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    How are they for back kicks? And frog kicks?
     
  7. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Frog kicking works out wonderfully but the style is slightly different. If you try to do a classic frog kick you will be disappointed. But a slight modification results in an easier stroke, less wake, and more effective speed. Of course the speed can be traded off for less effort. Why work hard when you don't have to?

    On the back kicks the jury is still out. It appears the MaxAir does not back up as well as the boards everyone is using now. They were designed to go forward. That being said, Judy, a senior fish identifier for REEF tested the maneuverability of the MaxAir swim fin prototypes. She found them easy to use with no significant problems. Here is the video.
     
  8. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It looks to me like they are more comparable, in terms of their functionality, to a freediving fin than to a regular blade fin.

    I would be curious to know how they compare to a good freediving fin. My Mako competition freediving fins only cost $90 and they also completely outmotor "regular" fins in a straight line. And they work very well for frog kicks and I can even back fin in them in somewhat. At least as well (better, I think) as what it looked like Judy was able to do in that video.
     
  9. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Glad you asked. Here is a review by a freediving instructor.
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Do you have a booth?
     

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