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Seawing Nova Gorilla

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by brandon.shelton, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. brandon.shelton

    brandon.shelton Garibaldi

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    So, I need a little advice. I'm trying to decide between the Aqualung Slingshots and the Scubapro Seawing Nova Gorillas. I've found quite a few reviews on the Seawing Nova fins, but nothing on the Seawing Nova Gorilla.

    Does anyone have the Gorilla version? I'm curious about the quality. From what I've read, quite a few people have had issues with quality of the original Nova fins (having to get them replaced every 6 months or so).
    I'm also curious about the buoyancy. Is the Gorilla version as positively buoyant as the original?

    Link to the Gorilla version

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. SCUBAPRO Harry

    SCUBAPRO Harry Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi Brandon,

    The Seawing Nova Gorilla comes in black only with a cool gray heel strap. It is still a monprene construction, however a thicker shore which makes the fin stiffer and more powerful. The original Seawing Nova design did have some minor breakage (which is covered under our ltd lifetime warranty), however, the Gorilla is of the second generation design as are all of the Seawings being sold today.

    I am checking with tech to confirm for you that all of the Seawing Novas are slightly buoyant (salt vs. fresh) ...

    SCUBAPRO - SEAWING NOVA GORILLA
     
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  3. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    Hey Harry,

    Both my wife and I have a pair of the Novas. At one time there was some talk of being able to turn in the first generation pair for a new pair because of the breakage that was going on. Is that possible or do you have to wait until they break? I would hate to have them break on a dive trip. I love the fins by the way and was wondering if you guys will make a fullfoot version.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. discoburg

    discoburg Angel Fish

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    What's the difference between the nova and gorilla. Have to really study about it as Singapore Scubapro office only offer a 1 year warranty.
     
  5. brandon.shelton

    brandon.shelton Garibaldi

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    Wait. So, if the Gorillas and standard Novas use the same second generation design, are there any differences between the two (other than color)?
    Also, any info on the buoyancy?
    Thanks for the info, and for looking into this!
     
  6. SCUBAPRO Harry

    SCUBAPRO Harry Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    There seems to be some confusion here on the Seawing Nova fins:

    1) The very first version has had a small incedence of breakage depending on their use; this is covered under warranty. Under normal usage they perform excellent without problem and do not need to be replaced.

    2) All Seawing Nova fins shipping are of the slightly newer design.

    3) There is a new model (option) of Seawing Novas called the Seawing Gorilla; this fin comes in black with gray heel straps and is stiffer than the regular Seawing Novas.

    4) All Seawing Nova fins are positively buoyant both in salt and fresh water regardless of size, color, or version.
     
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  7. brandon.shelton

    brandon.shelton Garibaldi

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    Okay. Thank you for the clarification. After reading as many reviews/posts that I can find, it looks I'll be buying myself a pair of Seawing Nova Gorillas! :D

    Thank you everyone for your help!
     
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  8. scubasam1212

    scubasam1212 Dive Shop

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    You will be very happy with the gorillas. have used both and the gorillas are great when using dry suit and doubles can still do all kicks without overkicking.
     
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  9. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Then someone is mistaken, Scubastore.com sell the Gorillas in BLUE only.
     
  10. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Really? read around various boards including this one, seems a bit more than "small".
     

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