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- Santa Barbara, California USA
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- I'm a Fish!
I think we have done well and never went to CHINA. We have sold over one million pairs, designed the first Split fin (better than others) and so much more with 42 patents. Our customers were not really in the scuba market. Mostly commerical costomers and Military orders. 20 pair this week for Navy. At one point we had over 600 plus dealers and 16 world wide distributors. While my competors ran to places where labor was cheap we stayed in America. I have personally step out of diving. It has changed so much. People comments were so hard to read. Our high point was 1,8 Million in sales. The the Dive industry wanted us to go away and started with false fin test. I think these same people were the one writing fake news stroies..I am been asked to keep my polical thoughts out of these post..so i will. I plan to push our sales up over 10-20 million this next few years....no fins for diving. My cost per pair is now over $130.00 and a Jet fin can be made under $8.00. Poly-Uethane is a winner for performance. Wishing all SB members the best. Susanne and I are moving on to our Water projects. AeroHance is growing and developed from Force Fin Designs. AeroHance GasPods Project – Be Atmospheric You will be paying over $8.00 per gallon real soon. Help support our efforts to provide energy and water for our future. CHESS+EVANS LLCThe designs of Force & TAC fins and their claimed advantages are real appealing. I’d like to try them, but I’m cautiously skeptical.
Both the Force & TAC fins have a following that declare how great those fins are, but they have little to no perceptible market share in the fin market.
As far as I know, the fin market seems to be predominantly split between Blade, Split or Jet fin type advocates and suppliers. If the Force & TAC fins are so good, why haven't they been able to carve out a market share, as a better fin type? Just wondering! Am I missing anything?