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Best Travel Fins
« on: 27 Nov 16, 03:23 »
Hi All,

Not sure if this was posted before.

Looking at a good pair of travel fins. Not too heavy and also provide the necessary propulsion and manouvre underwater? Also to be able to fight some current where necessary. 

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #1 on: 27 Nov 16, 04:45 »
No perfect solutions....

I've be using a Scubapro Twin Jet since I got it the year I pass my AOW years ago.... I find it suitable to my kicking style and it fits nicely to my feeti the weight & length is also acceptable.

BUT that doesn't mean it will be the same for you.

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #2 on: 27 Nov 16, 10:59 »
I haven't tried them myself, but I've heard good things about the Aeris Accel. Small and lightweight compared to most other fins, but provides efficient propulsion (or so the reviews say). Priced decently as well.
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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #3 on: 27 Nov 16, 17:14 »
I haven't tried them myself, but I've heard good things about the Aeris Accel. Small and lightweight compared to most other fins, but provides efficient propulsion (or so the reviews say). Priced decently as well.

Yep, wonder any one had tried this pair. I was also reading some Hollis F2, how is it compared to HOG?
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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #4 on: 27 Nov 16, 17:15 »
I'm using the Aeris Accel. It's very light and small, and I like the stretchable fin straps that make them easy to wear. However, the disadvantage is that it's not meant for strong currents, and you won't get power on these fins.

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #5 on: 28 Nov 16, 09:51 »
I also have Aeris Accel and will recommend them.
I changed the straps to Mares Bungee Straps and they work very well.
I don't find them lack of power, I guess it has got to do with fining style.
BTW, I frog kick ~70% of the time...

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #6 on: 28 Nov 16, 11:45 »
I use Aeries Accel too!!! It's so far an awesome to me! Light, easy to pack and for me, good enough for me to fight Nusa Penida's current...

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #7 on: 01 Dec 16, 02:12 »
I use Aeries Accel too!!! It's so far an awesome to me! Light, easy to pack and for me, good enough for me to fight Nusa Penida's current...

Do you have any problems with surface finings? Hear that it can be an issue.

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #8 on: 06 Dec 16, 16:43 »
Do you have any problems with surface finings? Hear that it can be an issue.

Issue cos it's positively buoyant? I have no issue with surface finning at all...

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Re: Best Travel Fins
« Reply #9 on: 07 Dec 16, 09:36 »
for the purpose of travel fins, I've gotten the aeris accel, which is an awesome pair for little to no currents, however, for places i've never been before, or uncertain on the conditions, I always travel with my jet fins as they have been most reliable for more than 10 years. I've also used the APS Manta Rays/Deep Outdoors six gill fins/ and now its called Hollis F2, i think they are a decent pair, however I felt better with the Aeris Accel compared to the F2, personal opinion and feel.

I use Mares Superchannel full foot fins when i go tioman.

When I used the APS Manta Ray at Crystal bay, what went thru my mind was that, I wished i had my jetfins.

It's important to try out the fins in tough conditions to know whether it suits you or not, and importantly you want yourself to have the most efficient and comfortable pair of fins for yourself.
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