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Who Wants Better Fins?

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

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

  1. Low price

    10.7%
  2. Low ankle stress

    8.0%
  3. Low effort

    12.0%
  4. Low leg stress

    21.3%
  5. Hign top speed

    6.7%
  6. Durability

    29.3%
  7. Ability to back up

    34.7%
  8. Frog kick ability

    52.0%
  9. Power

    53.3%
  10. Maneuverability

    61.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. TECreation

    TECreation Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orlando FL
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    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.
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    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
    2,691
    1,253
    113
    Non-silting, backwards, helicopter
     
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  3. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Currently: Cozumel, from Canada
    3,793
    3,394
    113
    Compact design, non silting and durable.
     
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  4. Pkishino

    Pkishino Instructor, Scuba

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

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hill Country of Central TX
    5,933
    5,451
    113
    Non silting, backwards finning and durable are the things that I need from fins.
     
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  6. george_austin

    george_austin Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Los Angeles,CA. Alcoi, Espana, Los Barilles, Baja
    567
    285
    63
    Jet fins
     
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  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
    5,726
    2,741
    113
    No cramp inducing.
     
  8. TECreation

    TECreation Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Orlando FL
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    24
    8
    - 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
    508
    221
    43
    Most of us don't go diving to just swim fast underwater ...

    a solution looking for a problem ?

    .
     
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  10. Spinal33

    Spinal33 Divemaster Candidate

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    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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