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Who Wants Better Fins?

Discussion in 'Research & Development' started by TECreation, Oct 19, 2017.

What are the top 3 requirements for a great swim fin?

  1. Low price

  2. Low ankle stress

  3. Low effort

  4. Low leg stress

  5. Hign top speed

  6. Durability

  7. Ability to back up

  8. Frog kick ability

  9. Power

  10. Maneuverability

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orlando FL
    The state of the art in fins has been dragging (literally) along for decades. Every fin is essentally a board fastened to a foot. Until now. TECreation Development has been developing fins which work like airplane wings, but in water.
    Extensive testing has shown them to require substantially less effort to attain the same and better speeds than any other conventional fin. Most testers don't want to return them. Many divers have asked if they have the power that the calf busters have so we put it to the test with a tug of war.

    So far we have shown Maximum Speed, Maximum Power, Maximum air utilization, Minimum leg stress, and frog kicking. (don't panic we will post all this again.) But we really want to know what makes a good fin for you.
  2. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cerritos, CA
    Non-silting, backwards, helicopter
    rongoodman, RainPilot and RayfromTX like this.
  3. northernone

    northernone Contributor Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
    Compact design, non silting and durable.
    RainPilot and RayfromTX like this.
  4. Pkishino

    Pkishino Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Japan
    as above.. plus neutral buoyancy, spring straps
    RayfromTX likes this.
  5. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel while the cruise ships are gone
    Non silting, backwards finning and durable are the things that I need from fins.
    RainPilot likes this.
  6. george_austin

    george_austin Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Los Angeles,CA. Alcoi, Espana, Los Barilles, Baja
    Jet fins
    Sam Miller III and Lorenzoid like this.
  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    No cramp inducing.
  8. TECreation

    TECreation ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orlando FL
    - Really? That is not a quality that is a brand. Why is it you like Jet Fins? What 3 qualities make that the fin of choice?
  9. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Traveller
    Most of us don't go diving to just swim fast underwater ...

    a solution looking for a problem ?

    Sam Miller III likes this.
  10. Spinal33

    Spinal33 Divemaster Candidate

    Non silting isn't an option...

    In priority order:
    - non silting (be it through frog kicks or something else)
    - lightweight, yet neutrally buoyant (love my jet fins, but man are they heavy)
    - durable, yet cheap (don't want to change them more than once every 2000 dives)

    Availability of straps is in there somewhere.

    Really don't care about power - if I want to go fast, I would use a DPV...

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