Fins (flippers)


Function

  • Fins make the diver move forward with up-and down movement of the leggs. The leggs are only slightly ankled. During the flap of the fins, the upper and the lower leg work. The best way to learn it is personal practice with the guidance of a swimming or diving instructor.

Material

  • Various synthetic materials

Purechase

  • There is no universal flipper for any diver. Depending on the statue, the practise, the strenght and the height of the diver, he or she needs a corresponding flipper.
  • Tall and heavy divers prefer long, stiff and wide flippers. Shorter divers can easily get a cramp when using too big fins. A shorter, more slender and softer fin would be better for them. Thus, movements with longer or smaller fins differ from each other: the long ones are for long and slow movements, the shorter ones are for short and fast movements.
  • It is important that the flipper fits well and that it feels comfortable. Most of the divers use open flippers with footies. Flippers with a foot-part are used for snorkeling.
  • Pay attention to the following: The starp or buckle should be easy to use, also while wearing gloves. Correct fit of the foot-part (should be tight but not hurt), hardness, lenght and width are best to test directly in the water when wearing the rest of the equipment, too. An S-shaped curve is concidered the optimum for the movement.
  • For best advice, do ask an expert.

Maintenance

  • Trouble free, just clean it with freshwater and do not fold or press it while not using them.

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