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With fins vs without fins

Discussion in 'Snorkeling / Freediving' started by engblom, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Seaweed Doc

    Seaweed Doc Marine Scientist

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    Interesting that you mention the frog kick. I got a new pair of fins for travel that are really light. They float. They make it a lot tougher to do a deep kick on the surface, so I was doing a lot of frog-kicking when I was snorkeling on Maui in August ....
     
  2. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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  3. viktoria23

    viktoria23 Garibaldi

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    Definitely with fins! I remember when I was a beginner I went snorkeling with cheap very soft fins and suddenly the current became strong and I needed to fight against it to make it back to shore (even with the fins!) Since then I bought good fins that are powerful and effective and never had any trouble even in strong current. So based on my own experience, I always tell everyone to get proper fins for your own safety!
     
  4. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    Fins that bend down where the blade connects to the toes work better on the surface because you can keep the blade underwater and still facing back.
     

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