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Scubapro Jet Fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Belce, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Belce

    Belce Divemaster

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    I was never very good at racing bikes and I mainly did time trials, I liked the fitness. After spending years running track and cross country in school I liked getting to go out and see more on a road bike.

    My club used hookers as a loose forward in terms of supporting play. I am not a small guy at 5'4" and a fit 170lbs. So you were a wing forward and I played for a club as hooker with an expectation to be there with you to support. We didn't put 15 on the field and play 10 man rugby.

    I competed in track and cross country in high school at the provincial or state level, I raced on bikes for fun and played for provincial champion senior mens rugby.
     
  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

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    100% user error

     
  3. hellhole

    hellhole Barracuda

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    wtf comparing about strength...

    if u like it use it.. if u dun like it.. dun use it..

    fact that the jetfin has been around long then a lot of other fins ( and in some cases, people) has prove its point...

    if u can use it well.. good. if you cant.. find another fin.
     
  4. Belce

    Belce Divemaster

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    So when it works entirely with a different fin and doesn't with another its the diver fault?

    Do you really want this agruement Doc? If so, I look forward to your proof.
     
  5. hellhole

    hellhole Barracuda

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    i never imply that its the diver's fault...

    i just say.. .find another one...
     
  6. laughingsquid

    laughingsquid Instructor, Scuba

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    I use both the ScubaPro Jets and the Twin jet Max fins. Both styles work very well in currents, frog, helicopter and back finning with a slighter edge to the Jets. The Twin Jet Max I find feels a bit easier on the legs and knees though. Thant's my rant and I'm sticking to it!
     
  7. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I think the point is that you may need to change your technique to get the best out of different fins... using the same technique with a new fin isn't necessarily going to deliver the best result
     
  8. Belce

    Belce Divemaster

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    I think you are right Tortuga, I have been using these fins now for a few weeks and am noticing a difference. I can better understand why someone that has really only used one fin style would have a negative view of a different fin style from limited use.

    I wonder what a Scubapro Jet Fin would be like if they had drainage holes in the fore foot and extended a stiff foot base to about the heel? Like newer fins do.
     
  9. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    Assuming you own the fins, drill some holes and nail (not literally nail) a piece of plywood (not literally plywood) to the bottom and find out.

    I know what those modifications would do for me.

    They would cause me to lose the water in the fin pockets I use to rinse sand off my boots after walking across the beach on my return to my car and they would make it difficult to take off my fins and slip them over my wrists.
     
  10. Belce

    Belce Divemaster

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    Thanks for the comment Walter

    1st, I own the gear I dive with. A common convenience with fins since the 60's is drainage so you don't have to fight against a vaccuum to remove. Another design innovation is extending the bottom of the fin to improve force transfer and it really works. I use a dog collar to hold my fins with a bolt snap to my harness, it is both close and doesn't drag on the ground and I have both hands free as I normally don't have the option of a sand beach to walk out on or in.
     

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