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  1. #41
    Grouper
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    I was thinking about getting some raptors which I think are made by Mares. Has anyone ever used the raptors?

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    Guppy
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    Scubapro Jet Fins FTW!!!

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    I have also been playing with the Hollis F1 fin lately and I find them really good. They are a little heavy and not suited for flying as my Blade II are alot lighter. But they are well built and very well priced.

    Regards Mark

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    Guppy
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    Jetfins for diving dry, Dive Rite for wet. I'm looking forward to trying the Slipstreams if they ever appear in smaller sizes(Scuba Toys has been saying "in a month" for over a year now.)

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    Currently trying out the Dive Rite fins. So far, so good, but I do prefer my Force Fins.

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    I am still diving my ScubaPro Sea Wings...20 years old this year and still going! I did the 100 foot in 20 fin kicks during the Nav dive for AOW.
    Never Underestimate....



    OW, AOW, NITROX

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    Grouper
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    Dive Rite fins are awesome.

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    Grouper Founding Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splitlip View Post
    Careful. Someplaces you may get flamed for saying you can backup in splits. And they will ask you for video. I can do it with my Atomics. Not nearly as easy with my jets and not pretty, but I can do it. Haven't really been able to do it with my Apollos, but I think now if I work at it...
    All the other alternate kicks No problem. Just not as precise.
    I dive pretty regularly.

    this is good to hear....i recently bought a pair of atomics, mostly to help with my air consumption and leg strain, and in that respect they were a great improvement over my Mares paddle fins....but, I've been having second thoughts about them, because it seems like i have a harder time controlling my movements....especially since I've kind of started to take an approach more akin to how technical divers move through the water...achieving perfect trim, frog kicks, etc.

    Sooo, to make a long story short, I've been thinking of buying yet another pair of fins (after i just dropped 200+ bucks on the Atomics), and getting a pair of slipstreams or jet fins...but, maybe i'll just stick with what I got for now.

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    Guppy
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    Like others have said, the Quattros. Just my two cents...Cheers!

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    TadPole
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    Awesome Fin! APS Mantaray Dive Fins Made in the USA!

    MADE IN THE USA DIVE GEAR, AT LAST!

    I had a chance to go to the Long Beach Dive show in June 2008 and meet up with the guy's from APS Mantaray Home Page. They were showing off their California USA made fins.

    I have been using Apollo Bio Fins for about 200-dives which were fine except in heavy current and in wrecks where they are way too big. They are also too long for most suitcases and are really heavy.

    I saw their video and the old testimony stuff. It looked nice but then I picked them up and went, wow!

    I bought a blue pair of Med/Lg having a 9-wide foot.

    They measured 19.75" long with 10-2" X .75" holes for super easy down stroke.

    They only weighed 2-lb. 6.6oz. that's both not one!
    I weighed them on my business digital postal scale.

    Check this out, ''They Float!"

    Imagine not losing a fin because it came off!

    Plus! Less weight means more dive stuff in your bag.

    I have been using them in pools and those Mantaray Dual Water Channeling Holes really make you move!

    The down stroke is so easy! They come with a universal strap which is OK!

    I do not recommend these for use with-out boots.

    I tried them with a rubber dive sock, but their heavy rubber multi-hole strap, like a Scuba Pro fin from the 80's, just put too much pressure on my toes. It is a universal round lug, so I will swap my Apollo Bio Fin straps.

    For a compact Cave, Wreck, Current or overall diving fin these are Super!

    Great "BUY AMERICAN PRODUCTS", Best Buy at about $100!

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