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    Hollis F2 fins

    I was looking at a pair of F2 fins for travel - The Dacor Turboflex are now retired and I'm looking for something a little lighter and more travel friendly than the F1s. What do folks think about the F2 fins?

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    The only question I have, is there enough surface area to those fins to give you good propulsion. I have not tried them; but, I do have a set of swim fins that are close. They take a lot of kicking to get moving. I think you are going to have to try a pair in the water to really decide. If you do, give us a report.
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    That was my concern as well ZE. I used a pair of smaller fins on a couple of cruise ship dives and there was no power at all so, needless to say, I'm a bit skeptical. Alas, none of the shops around here have any in the shop to try.

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    I tried them hated them and sold them the next day
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    Have you tried a search on the other board to get some more info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUDMAN View Post
    I tried them hated them and sold them the next day
    What did you hate about them.

    I was also looking at them at BTS a few weeks ago. Same concern as others with the small surface area.

    Currently I have OMS Slipstream but the foot pockets are starting to show wear. Since they no longer make them I will have to find a replacement I like. Good thing about the OMS was their weight vs Turtle or Hollis F1.

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    What did you hate about them

    maybe I didn't give them a fair chance but they cramped my feet and legs like crazy. never had anything like that with my DR EXP's. I may have been kicking too hard trying to get some propulsion out of the things. I'm sure other people love them but that was my experience with them and I wasn't going to repeat it.
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    I have been using a set of APS Mantaray dive fins, which are pretty much the same as the Hollis F2s, for about 8 years. If you want precision control of your movements under normal water conditions they can't be beat. They are small, and are very handy in tight spaces. If you need a power fin or something to impress the guys on the boat they probably won't do.

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    Take a good look at Aeris Accel. I love them for travel and all around use. They replaced a pair of Aeris Velocity 3X fins (superceeded once I got the Accel's). Same power & acceleration but much shorter and lighter.

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    Thanks for all the info guys! We've recently started stocking some Hollis gear in our shop in Cape Town. We've however been quite skeptical about these fins as they are very similar to the SCUBAPRO jet fins which we already stock. We've however decided to get a pair of the Hollis F2 fins in and give them a go. I have a feeling they will be great for wreck penetration :-)

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