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New to diving looking for new fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by icemyst7, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. noshow

    noshow Nassau Grouper

    I have just purchased a pair of Atomic Aquatics SplitFins and absolutely love them. They are much stiffer than other splitfins but I find them smooth, effortless, and fast. I have just started frog kicking in them. I encourage those who have written off other splitfins to give these a look and most certainly a test drive. Even my specialty instructor who exclusivley frog kicks liked them; this was just after he told me that my purchase would prevent me from this kick. You feel that while floating on your back kicking to your destination on the surface you are not going anywhere but when you arrive faster then your buddy, you realize just how efficient they are. Try em' you may like em'!!! I think they are worth every penny.
  2. Uncle Pug

    Uncle Pug Swims with Orca ScubaBoard Supporter

    Shoot if they are that cheap I'll buy some to hand out as door prizes....

    How many can you get for a dollar?
  3. devjr

    devjr Manta Ray

    Ice, you already have some advice to consider. Confused? Well, you should be able to pick up a set of Aqualung Blades or Mares Quattros for less than 60 bucks, including shipping. These two Italian made models are probably the best paddle fins in the world.

    Watch the sizing on Mares; a "regular" is equivalent to about size 12 with boot. A medium is good for size 9-10 with boot. BTW, as a SCUBA diver, you want the open heel/strap, not foot fin.

    I don't know exactly how Blades sizes run, but they look more realistic. For example, Blades equivalent to the "regular" Mares size are advertised by Aqualung as a "Giant", which is what it is.

    The Cressi "frog" is a good fin but hard to find on E Bay. Not familiar with sizing.

    The ancient "Jet Fin" is frequently available and still acceptable for SCUBA. A size "large" is equivalent to a Mares "medium". IOW, foot size 9-10 with 1/4" boot. There are two types; a heavy, black rubber "Jet" and a lightweight "lightning".
  4. wheezy

    wheezy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seal Beach, CA

    If the buckle system doesn't get ya hooked, the performance will

    Because there is a reason you find scubapro's for $20 and Atomics for $140

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