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04-11-2010, 22:06
I dove the Texas Clipper as part of my NAUI DM class last Friday. We went out in rough seas, but as soon as we got away from the jetties, it laid down a little and let us ride without constantly hanging on for life.

The visibility at the wreck was 50', in April, in rough seas. Imagine how nice it's going to be this summer. Check out the pics, South Padre Diving, South Padre Activities, South Padre Snorkel Trips (http://www.divesouthpadre.com)

I also got to try out Scubapro's newest fins. Holy crap are they fast. They look wierd, but effortless kicks and high speed.

04-11-2010, 22:34
The photos are on facebook.

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04-12-2010, 12:28
"New Scubapro fins" Tell us more...

Good pictures too.

04-12-2010, 12:40
Nice trip!

I'm also interestind in your fin report - John Bantin liked them, and he's well known for being anti-split, anti-pivoting, etc. in the past - only Mares Quattros for him for the most part of his years posting reviews of fins!

FINS SCUBAPRO SEAWING NOVA - Divernet (http://www.divernet.com/Diving_Gear/diver_tests/334567/fins_scubapro_seawing_nova.html)

update edit - since ST doesn't sell Scubapro, I had to hunt a bit. LP has Scubapro Seawing Nova fins in sizes "Medium" and "Large" in stock, even though their main web page shows they're out of stock on all sizes. Ordered my size medium pair today to take on my upcoming St. Croix trip to try out!

SEAWING NOVA - SCUBAPRO-UWATEC (http://www.scubapro.com/americas/english/scubapro-products/fins/blade-fins/seawing-nova)

Amazon.com: Scubapro Seawing Nova Open Heel Fin: Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/Scubapro-Seawing-Nova-Open-Heel/dp/B0038ONW2I)

04-14-2010, 09:43
They were definately fast. I felt like I was kicking without fins, then I zoomed ahead of the others in the divemaster fin swim test. I usually use the Hollis F-1 or SP twin jets.

The seawing nova's seem like they would wear out. There isnt a spring, it's just molded monoprene or plastic or whatever. They are appearantly tested to over 1 million kicks and haven't worn out.