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Reviewer: Russell R. on 3/4/2013Awesome fins! - A little background about me and the types of diving I do before I talk about the fins: For my personal set of fins that I use for rec diving, I have Scubapro seawing novas. I have had these since I first started diving, and I really like them because they are gentle on the knees and ankles, and can really move when you need them to. They are awesome on flutter kicks... After I had been diving for a year or so, I started doing some volunteer work at the local aquarium. Although it is not formally "tech" diving, it is impossible to work effectively at the aquarium without doing tech style kicks. Over time, I found that I actually prefer the frog kick for getting around, and that I...View Full Review
Reviewer: Scott Michael on 12/27/2008Best Fins Ive ever used. - ill preface this by saying that the split fin technology used in these fins is licensed by natures wing to apollo, scubapro, atomic, tusa, oceanic, dacor, sherwood, beuchat and genesis. any of these manufacturers that claims to have a "secret" design that the other dont, is referring only to details such as materials, fins strap design, batten and rib design. the basic principles and operation of these fins is identical for all of them. potentially each of these fins will work about the same for you. the key is to determine which manufacturers products fits your foot and swimming style the best. my reasons for picking apollo fins was simple: - they are 100% rubber and as such...View Full Review
Reviewer: doug p. on 1/5/2010fantastic fins - For my first pair of fins, I bought the Mares Raptors. I used them for about 20 dives and never really liked them. I wondered if the issues I was having (lack of control, inability to fight currents, and feeling like I had to kick in a very specific way in order to move) could be due to the split-fin design. I did some research and found that a number of people had the same issues I did with splits. After some further research I found that, amongst paddle/blade fins, the quattros were highly regarded so I decided to purchase them. These fins are great! They are light (or at least light compared to the raptors) extremely comfortable, provide good power, look cool, have a great buckling...View Full Review
Reviewer: Deborah Coltun on 12/28/2013Apollo Bio Pro Adjustable Strap fins - OMG, started diving late (50) and always had some trouble with leg cramping. Finally decided to look into Bio Pro after seeing them on a dive master on liveaboard. Bought a lovely PINK pair on sale, but at the price wouldnt go for the steel straps until Id given the seemingly expensive fin a trial. Just got back from a week in the Bahamas...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these seemingly expensive, heavy (on land, in the delivered box from UPS) fins. Great power with little effort, no weight in the water, super control and, most importantly, NO CRAMPS all week, not once, even loosening the adjustable straps to remove prior to climbing back aboard. Cant wait to get the spring strap, at any cost. FYI,...View Full Review
Reviewer: Heidi Fickinger on 4/6/2014Great Fins! - Recently replaced fins I had had for years that had become extensions of my feet and have struggled to find a fin that I liked and gave me both the ability to move quickly and be able to finesse in confined areas and avoid kicking corals or other objects. Silly marketing name (Smoke on the Water), but these Atomic fins are perfect. It is effortless to use them, no foot or calf strain. Lots of power to swim against currents and great on reefs where I need to just minutely move to look at a tiny fish. LOVE them and I am a hard sell. The other benefit is that they are not as heavy as my Biofins, which is a plus in todays reduction of baggage weight allowances for air travel. I HIGHLY...View Full Review
Reviewer: Steven P. on 2/26/2014Wow is all thatI can say - Wow. I have been using a pair of fins that are as stiff as a 2x4. When I bought them 20+ years ago, that was okay, but now, even though I am in really good shape, I find them just too stiff (58 years old 180 # male). I have been reading the reviews on these fins for years (all great) and had a strong recommendation from one of my friends who has a pair. Finally decided to take the plunge and am I glad I did. Just got back from a diving vacation in the BVI. These fins are incredible. Comfortable as slippers with unbelievable power. My diving partner commented on this. Also, my air consumption went down as I was doing much less effort to move than before. FYI, I used a size 9 Ocean...View Full Review
Reviewer: Gary Sanders on 9/10/2012Outstanding power and control, great spring strap - Though I dive with multiple tanks and in a dry suit in California waters, I have been using Scubapro Twin Jet split fins for years as they are comfortable and gave fine control. But swimming upstream in a current seemed to need more power. I tried recent Atomic fins but found them to be too stiff and the spring strap buckles opened twice in kelp forests when kelp wrapped around the fasteners. This happened on two different pairs. When I saw these F1 bat fins, I tried them as they are more like traditional broader paddle fins. Result: While stiffer, they are easy to get used to and do indeed provide more power and quite good control for finning in reverse or rotating or station keeping or...View Full Review
Reviewer: Jeremiah H. on 1/25/2010excellent fins if you try em, youre gonna buy em! - ive been a die-hard u.s. divers rocket fin diver since 1975. i didnt the claims of this "technological innovation" by apollo. but, i had the opportunity to try them out a couple of years ago, and i was very impressed with them. probably the hardest thing to get over, when you first use these fins, is how effortless they seem. theres so much less effort involved in the kick stroke, that you feel like you must not be doing any good, with respect to motion. but, when you see how fast youre going, youre shocked. i went out and bought a pair immediately (this purchase was a gift for a friend ive had mine for several years). i was getting ready for a dive on a dive boat, not long ago,...View Full Review
Reviewer: Robert Hughes on 1/27/2015Travel Perfect - I have had the Sling Shot fins for several years now and find them absolutely fabulous! BUT- traveling with them, they can be a bit bulky and tough to pack. I bought the Hot Shots so that I had a pair that fit in my carry on luggage. Well- I just returned from Bonaire and Curacao and found them to be easy to pack as well as having all the same great features as the "Bug Boys". I love them for the size as well as the great populsion they deliver! Awesome set of fins!!!!!
Reviewer: Dawn R. on 1/27/2015Mares X-Stream Adjustable Strap Fins Review - $179.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - After a week of diving in Grand Cayman, (10 dives), I am completely sold on my Mares X-Stream fins. The flexibility in the design is well balanced and packs a thrust when you need it. My legs, which normally tire easily with standard fins, felt strong and I did not experience any pain in my hips or knees. My dive partner also observed that the fin has a very controlled flex point. Highly recommend these fins!
Reviewer: JOHN S. on 5/7/2014My take on the Vortex V-16 - I just completed 10 dives in the Dominican with my new fins. First time I have ever used a split fin and it took me about 2-3 dives to settle into the different feel. The fins provide plenty of power when I needed it in current but were delicate enough allow for the fine adjustments I need to make when setting up for taking photos. I also found that I felt less leg and knee strain vs a solid fin. The only advice that I would offer is that the foot pocket runs large. I have a size 13 foot and with my XXL Scubapro Delta 3mm low rise boots the fit was a little loose.
Reviewer: Rodney Wallace on 10/17/2012Sling Shot Fins - Thanks to Scuba.com’s recommendation I purchased the Aqua Lung Sling Shot Fins to replace my aging Force fins. I went to the Force fins many years ago to avoid foot and leg cramps. The Force fins work on somewhat the same principal as the Sling Shot fins. The Force fin blade expands and increases resistance on the power stroke and gives the energy back on the return stroke. When I first used the Sling Shot fins with a setting on 1 I was very disappointed. I had no power and the fins were squirrely on my feet. But on the 2 setting the fins came alive. They felt like the Force fins only with a lot more power. On setting 3 they are even more powerful but with more strain on my legs. It’ll take...View Full Review
Reviewer: Karl E. on 4/28/2014Twin Jet Max Fins - The name says it all, which suggests Power & Speed but not necessarily the later. Its more about comfort and the ease of your movement to propell yourself forward. I have used another brand of split fins for years and until an irreplaceable lug retainer for the fin strap broke recently, believed those babies were the best fins ever since sliced bread. How wrong was I and how great these Twin Jet Max Fins are to wear in the water. Add the adjustable spring loaded straps and your diving life is made even easier still Well worth the price, just add them to your gear, you wont be sorry.
Reviewer: Leanne S. on 2/2/2015Love these fins! - I purchased a set of these fins for both my husband and me. The split fin design really assists in effortless swimming. Easy on and off. Unfortunately my husband lost one of his fins and had to go back to his old fins for a few dives...that was all it took to repurchase another set!
Reviewer: KOSUKE KONISHI on 11/11/2014Mares Power Plana Adjustable Spring Strap Fins Review - $143.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I like it very much. I felt it to be lighter than jet fin in the sea, but am a fin advancing well. The size purchased a regular.The boots are Mares Classic 3mm, and the size is 10. Because I was worried about the clamping of the heel, for boots of 3mm, I ordered boots of 5mm.
Reviewer: Pavel Chikov on 10/16/2014TUSA Solla Adjustable Strap Fins Review - $99.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - 30 dives in fins TUSA with september - october. Good fins, but "Anatomic Fin Strap" do not good. If when diver swimming frog style, anatomic strap bends begin to rub blisters on the outside of the heel. After replacing the anatomic strap on a standart TUSA or springs gets good fins.
Reviewer: Laura D. on 5/2/2014Great service! - I recently made a purchase for new fins, which I love. But Id like to comment on the service from scuba.com. I called in a few times to ask questions while I was making my desicion and found everyone I spoke to to be very helpful. Most importantly not pushy sales people! Love the service!
Reviewer: Donald Atkinson on 7/27/2011Great first set of fins. - Ive never owned fins before. I am 28, male, 62 180 lbs. I bought a set of these fins to have my snorkeling gear for scuba diving. I now have so much fun snorkeling I havent even bothered to get certified in scuba. The difference fins make are enormous. With little effort I propel myself forward so fast my snorkel starts shaking back and for against my hood and I feel like wind is rushing over my head. If you want to see more underwater, get fins. I cant compare these to other fins but Ill say that Ive had no issues using them so far. They go on easy and are comfortable. They are very fast but also allow for slight movements. They are slightly negatively buoyant so if you move very slowly...View Full Review
Reviewer: Dan D. on 3/23/2014Nice fins - Ive used these fins for snorkeling & diving & I like them a lot. Theyre easy when I flutter kick, no leg fatigue, & the quick release heal works very well. Only thing is I wear a size 10 shoe (American), & ordered the 9-11 & theyre a bit too large. I thought I could use them barefoot & find I will need booties. Not a huge deal.