Re: Cheap, plastic, full-footed = freediver fins?


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Posted by seahunt on June 13, 2002 at 11:59:08:

In Reply to: Cheap, plastic, full-footed = freediver fins? posted by Franko on June 13, 2002 at 06:15:15:

Well, we were calling them free diving fins before the current high
performance free diving fins ever cam out.
You do have a good question about the higher end fins though. I have
never tried them. I was real impressed with how they worked for Eric.
Instead of doing a surface dive, he would start with the fin flat,
about a foot under water and when he pushed off, he moved and the
fin didn't. It was interesting to see.
The problem for me is that it's almost a futile effort for me to
buy fins cuz I have size 15 feet. Recently, they have started
making bigger fins, but they used to be really rare. As far as
what are now called free diving fins, the long bladed ones, I
wouldn't mind trying them if they would fit my feet, but I don't
think they would be good for scuba. I do like using one fin for
everything.
I'm sort of in a situation of if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Last
year, I had no problem free diving to 40 feet. Is still wouldn't mind
trying some good ones given the opportunity. Who knows? I might become
a convert.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt


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