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Tom A
01-01-2008, 15:10
has any one tried the fins that fold up so you can walk with them

Matt P
01-01-2008, 16:33
I've never heard of them. Got a link?

01-01-2008, 16:56
He's referring to the Omega Aquatics Amphibian Fin

Omega Aquatics (http://www.omegaaquatics.com/amphibian.html)

To me, it's a solution to a problem that doesn't really exist. Sure they might come in handy at times - but I would'nt pay for that feature - especially pay a premium for it. I'm happy with my short paddles or just taking my fins off when I need to talk for any given time.

01-01-2008, 18:13
Man I thought I was cutting edge with splitfins:smiley2:.

Tom A
01-01-2008, 18:27
Saw them at a LDS here look kind weird

01-01-2008, 21:33
I tried walking in them at the LDS. I guess they are something to get use to. Personally, I like my Split Fins.

01-01-2008, 22:03
I just bought fins with spring straps. Put them on when I was ready. Problem solved.

01-01-2008, 22:09
Wow, Ive seen that website template for sale before. Somewhere around $60. That must be one top notch company. HAHAHA! :D


Found it. I was wrong, $68. LOL!

Template 10471 - Sport Diving Website Template (http://templates.entheosweb.com/template_number/10471.asp)

01-08-2008, 02:51
I talked with a dive shop in Florida and they said that walking in 2 the water or out was a little bit of a hassle because of the fin being in the up position got more resistance.

01-10-2008, 20:45
those look.... weird.. rather just put fins on in the water, probably.

Puffer Fish
01-10-2008, 20:52
They were paid for with US navy money...but don't think the Navy actually bought them though. Was to help with egressing the beach quickly... (just love military talk)

01-13-2008, 13:18
I have never use these but I tend to think I would rather don my fins right befor I jump in or after I wade in.

02-14-2008, 18:54
I agree...I can't see myself using them. It seems more like a gimic fin...looks cool but it's not practical.

02-15-2008, 03:00
Not entirely true. I have a local dive buddy who has old knee injuries that make doffing and donning fins in the traditional way (figure 4, etc) extremely painful. The flip fins have been a godsend for him.

They're not ideal fins in other ways, but for certain people with certain situations they serve a very real need. I'd never buy them, but I'd borrow them in a pinch. (For an easy rec dive, at least) And I'm glad I get to dive with my friend more than I otherwise would.

02-15-2008, 06:00
That's a good point. I did not concider that section of the dive family. I can see that there is a demand (all be it small) for this type of fin.

02-18-2008, 11:08
I saw them at one of the booths at Our World Underwater, I saw them at a distance and thought what the hell? I thought someone strapped fins to their legs, and when I got closer and saw what they were. They look neat and yet very wierd at the same time. But if they work for some then cool. Not for me though.