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sure but Force Fins with a modified bent knee ankle only kick is even less silting, hence the reason the man who was instrumental in developing "tech" diving uses, trains and recommends Force Fins in high silt environments and all diving. BTW- his name is Hal Watts
ah- this is where is strongly disagree,
Raw Power, Force Fin Pro- 51 lbs of thrust, Jets- 38 lbs. average power from 5 divers
Speed- Force Fins Pro's are averaged 1 second faster in a 20 meter measured distance sprint, correlates with higher static thrust
Buoyancy- Jets <1 lb negative per pair, hardly negative at all, so that argument is bunk
Endurance- show me someone that can swim a mile in under 30 minutes wearing Jets, which is why Navy Seals use the crap out of Force Fins, see picture above.
Hal Watts is hardly someone you would want to emulate for cave diving--though he may be legendary in his ad budgets....The WKPP is the undisputed cream of the cream for cave and high silt environment, and the Jets and frog kick will never be disputed for the biggest power caves in the world.
As to speed....I can easily do a mile in under 30 minutes with my C4 Freediving fins......Any time you want to have some SEAL try to keep up with me, I'll pay the air fare
I would not mind being part of a real High Speed Fin Challenge ( i.e., being a $500 sponsor of the event...
.....The EVENT: Divers are dropped on Juno Ledge at 85-90 foot depth, where they begin on the bottom, and stay there till at 700psi ( all begin with exactly 3000psi in a 80cu ft tank).....Diver who gets farthest upcurrent, wins. Divers on Gavin scooters will monitor air supply of all contestants. No one is allowed to get under 700psi ( hard breathing/duration and depth could make ascent dangerous if contestants are allowed to run to OOA
Real World speed endurance test, not some advertorial joke like you would see in Rodales
What this form of contest/test will show:
- Can a diver maintain a high rate of speed for a long duration with a certain type of fins
- Which fins are most efficient ( though this is really specific to each diver,, as one efficient for John doe may be poorly efficient for John Smith)--still, it will be a measure of efficiency
- Does a given category or type of fin reduce air consumption when used at "cruising speeds"
- Can freedivers with elite cardio systems smoke Navy SEALS wearing FF or Jets in this type of contest..my bet is they can !!!