Hello I had a similar question to what is already posted. I was thinking of getting these shorter fins for snorkeling. Whenever I use the "regular" (longer) fins, I never get my foot under water and as such, I just splash around but without any real forward movement. Essentially I have to swim in a side-position to get the forward kick. I might be doing a wrong move, but I was wondering if these shorter fins might help me to get at least some form of forward kick. Is that correct or should I rather try something different. Thanks.
Typically with any fin, if the foot isn't getting down into the water it's due to the kick stroke being too long at the feet. The shorter fin blade typically only adds less resistance and less propulsion to the stroke than a typical longer snorkeling or diving fin. The design is to place the majority of the work on the upper body and arm stroke and less on the fins and legs.
Thinking about getting these fins as travel fins, what are the dimensions? Would they be okay for snorkeling?
Too short to be an efficient snorkel fin. The Andros Full Foot Fins are a little shorter and lighter than most. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear/Fins.html
Hi! WOuld these fins suit a 6 year old? Which would you recommend? I would think they should have straps? Thank you.
These are full foot fins, meaning they have a full foot pocket as opposed to the strap. This is by design. Full foot fins are typically for warm water uses or, as in this case, pool and swim training. A person's suitability for them is usually based on shoe size.
Im A Diver in Va.I work on boats under water looking at the running gear cleaning / looking for lost stuff so on.the long fins I use are good but I do a lot of moving around doing a lot of stuff.I feel a short fin would be a lot better doing what I do.I have long Jet fins and they are great.but dont us them doing the work i do so they dont get ripped up.My fins are always hitting the bottom working under boats.does any one have the short frog looking fins that would work good under water thanks all.God bless.
Hello, check out the link for the fins bellow. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014602/XS-Scuba-Power-Fins.html