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pinkmaro

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Versatile Fin
« on: 07 Mar 16, 14:32 »
Hi!

What's a versatile fin that can do scuba, freediving, and maybe, underwater hockey as well? Haha. I know all of them have very different requirements, but because I won't be able to do them that frequent, so getting a pair for each discipline doesn't seem to make sense. :)

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #1 on: 07 Mar 16, 14:48 »
A good pair of full foot fins? Have used the Gull Mew and Super Mew. Heavy but will get the job done.
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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #2 on: 07 Mar 16, 15:43 »
A good pair of full foot fins? Have used the Gull Mew and Super Mew. Heavy but will get the job done.
Thanks will take a look at them :)

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #3 on: 08 Mar 16, 23:02 »
Each sport has different requirements/considerations hence the fins used in those sports are very different

If you absolutely had to though, as someone who does all those sports, I'd say the Gull Mew or the Mares Quattro.

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #4 on: 30 Mar 16, 09:49 »
Each sport has different requirements/considerations hence the fins used in those sports are very different

If you absolutely had to though, as someone who does all those sports, I'd say the Gull Mew or the Mares Quattro.

Thank you! :) Will go read up on them. Hopefully can find some good deal at the upcoming ADEX :D

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #5 on: 30 Mar 16, 10:50 »
Gull Mews!

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #6 on: 31 Mar 16, 15:01 »
Gull Mews!

Wow sounds like gull mew really highly recommended!
is super mew like of same efficiency? the heel like so much easier to take out~ haha I always have trouble removing my fins before getting out of water

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #7 on: 31 Mar 16, 15:11 »
Wow sounds like gull mew really highly recommended!
is super mew like of same efficiency? the heel like so much easier to take out~ haha I always have trouble removing my fins before getting out of water

super mew gives you more power if you have the strength or technique to drive the fins. blade is longer and heavier.
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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #8 on: 31 Mar 16, 15:35 »
super mew gives you more power if you have the strength or technique to drive the fins. blade is longer and heavier.

Which is something you would want for freediving but would be terrible for underwater hockey where you'd want a short, stiff and light blade for the best acceleration kick... I honestly don't think there is anything that could be really good at everything but the Mares Quattro is about as good as it gets for a compromise. I personally don't like full foot fins for scuba diving (because I don't want to walk without footy for shore dives...). And for both free diving as well as underwater hockey is your fin your most important piece of equipment... so I'd recommend to buy the right stuff for each sport.

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Re: Versatile Fin
« Reply #9 on: 02 Apr 16, 20:45 »
super mew gives you more power if you have the strength or technique to drive the fins. blade is longer and heavier.

The super mew are also stiffer fins.

As Alvin said, the key words are: " if you have the strength or technique to drive the fins".
Unless you're an ex-power lifter or are in the top 1% in terms on thigh strength, probably stick to the Mew fins (for UWH or freediving).

« Last Edit: 10 Apr 16, 17:36 by lil jon »