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coralcrazed
09-17-2007, 14:05
I own these and like them for the most part... I have however wondered about thier performance and how they stack up to othe fins? all of these vortex on the market can have your head spining... I'm not racing underwater just want to know that performance is there if the current picks up. if there is any published info please post a link for my read. thanks

sudnit5
09-17-2007, 14:18
My g/f just got these fins. She has not tried them out yet, but will be getting certified in two weeks. I'll keep you posted.

ScubaToys Larry
09-17-2007, 14:24
Split Fins have more thrust and better speeds with less effort. The new scuba diving article comes out this next month where they did another fin eval and the bio fins and atomic splits are the winners again.

willardj
09-17-2007, 14:27
Quattro's Rock!! I have had a set for 2+ yrs now and use them in all diff. kinds of diving. Mostly in Open water and Cavern's. In black water I use Jet fin's.

No split's

coralcrazed
09-17-2007, 14:40
I just found the following messin on the site. I thought to post it... kinda funny.
http://www.scubatoys.com/store/joelarry/pics/q.jpg So which is the best fin?? http://www.scubatoys.com/store/joelarry/pics/larry.jpgLarry: That's easy... Split Fins (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins). Don't much care if you're talking about the Bio Fins (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BioFins), or the Tusa Zoom Fins. (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins) That's because verses conventional fins it's a no contest. You can read all the Rodale reports and check all the tests... but more importantly - just try a pair. You will never go back to conventional fins again!

Split fins will give you more sustained speed with less effort, and that's what it's all about. Get me from point A to point B in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of work.

As far as the best split fins.... Kind of a toss up for me. I've tried some bad ones - too hard, bad fitting foot pockets, so either Bio Fins (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BioFins), or the Tusa Zoom Fins (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins) will work for me. (But around my students I wear the Tusa Zoom Fins (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins) because I can get them in Yellow so they see me easier in murkey lakes.)
http://www.scubatoys.com/store/joelarry/pics/joe.jpg Joe: Gosh Larry, are you a wuss or what?? Don't be a little cry baby over having to use your legs a little bit...

I'll take the Mares Volo Power (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=volofins). They kick easy but at least you can feel them on your feet. You can't even tell you're wearing Bios, and they don't respond as fast. With my Tiger Fins, a couple of kicks and I'm off. I find I like them better when I need a quick burst of speed and I don't care if it takes a little more leg effort... I exercised once and it didn't kill me.

http://www.scubatoys.com/store/joelarry/pics/larry2.jpg I've seen you coming back from the gym... perhaps a few more leg exercises Larry!

Besides, when I'm doing some photo stuff, sometimes I like to do little sculling kicks, or little backup moves and the Bio's are too flexible to make these kicks work right.

I'll give you the fact that the Bio Fins are easy to kick and efficient... but I just like the feel of the Volo Fin as it goes through the water. Plus I get to use those other kicks.

coralcrazed
09-17-2007, 14:56
Split Fins have more thrust and better speeds with less effort. The new scuba diving article comes out this next month where they did another fin eval and the bio fins and atomic splits are the winners again.


any idea how these faired or if they were tested? http://oceanicworldwide.com/img/p_fins_v16_blue1.jpg

These things look evil:003: whatcha think?

ScubaToys Larry
09-17-2007, 15:34
Yea, we sell the oceanic http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=OceanicV-16Fin for those who feel the Apollo are to "floppy" they give a lot of the benefits of a split while still having a bit more feel of a conventional fin.

They were not in the test. They didn't have any at the time of testing, but they said that they seemed to be close to the V-8 in performance when they did a quick test.