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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. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

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    You can see in the video here that the fins don't silt when using a flutter kick, even close to the bottom. If the diver is not using as much effort to flutter than one would when doing a frog, that might preclude the need for the frog kick (the intent of which is to have an efficient, non-silting kick, yes?).

    A back kick is really important for many (I'd bet Judy thinks so too!), and I wonder if you broaden the edges slightly, you might get a better back kick out of these fins?
     
  2. northernone

    northernone Contributor Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Two years later and still only the same tester involved?
     
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  3. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What is the anticipated selling price of these fins?
     
  4. Kanadian_Kash

    Kanadian_Kash Registered

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    I expressed my skepticism toward the business model almost two years ago and it seems I was right. Has anyone who participated in crowd funding been rewarded with a set of fins yet?
     
  5. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

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    Don't remember if a crowd funding attempt was detailed.
     
  6. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No, I do not have a booth at DEMA yet but will be on the floor with fins. If you want to connect with me I will give you my cell via a private conversation. I am open to after show hours dips in the local pools.

    I expect the initial price to be about $200. Once volume is established it could come down slightly.
     
  7. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am not aware of any crowdfunding effort on fins to date. This is definitely a daunting model as divers are not as active on social media as, gamers and tech followers. That is why I have to build more fins individually and set up testing days. I want to make sure those contributing are convinced they perform as stated.

    Yes, as I am currently the only videographer on this project (not a professional one either) and can only show what I managed to capture I have not had anyone else take the time to show me what they got while I was within video range.

    Since then I have found a much better material for making the fins. The new material has not been broken yet and has over 80 dives on it. Unfortunately, 57 of those dives were by one diver completely separate from me so I never witnessed any of them. He also has not given me any video. He was real sad to let me take them back though. He got is beginning cave certification using them. His instructor told him he would have to be at the back of the pack because the fins would stir up too much silt but by the end of the class he was put in front.
     
  8. Kanadian_Kash

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    emphasis added

    Forgive me for assuming that crowdfunding was going to happen here.

    And your assumption that I have not studied crowdfunding in depth is mistaken. And again you are mistaken, the huge success stories can quite accurately be described as accidents. Crowdfunding has helped launch many successful products with little to none of the corporate success going to those who choose to contribute. Your money is risked and a product is received IF the launch is successful. If it is not, you get nothing and you lose your money.

    That said, despite my deep aversion to crowdfunding I must mention my respect for the original poster regarding the respect shown here to divers, even those of us who criticize at every turn. Often these conversations degenerate into mindless name-calling with little in the way of actual progress.
     
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  9. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Now this illustrates one of the big problems of this social media stuff. I thought the question was about an actual crowdfunding campaign for fins. I am aware of none. Yes I am proposing crowd funding. But I have not launched one. Here I am testing the waters and learning a lot.

    For instance I learned the scenario Kanadian_Kash quoted will not gain traction as crowd funding. I learned more people need to test the fins. To that end I am working on laboriously building a substantial batch of fins so they can be sent out for testing and used on testing based dive trips.

    I also have learned that while a tester has good intentions and loves the fins they do not return video proof which is what you want. So in order to obtain the proof you want I will attempt to join the testers to get the video.

    I expect to ramp up group testing sessions in the spring of 2018 and will notify everyone here and by email to those who have put their names on the list.
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Exactly what problem are these fins trying to solve?
     

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