How To Choose Dive Fins | ADRENO

Adreno’s Lucas Handley, The Underwater Hunter, summarises the differences in dive fin types.

Choosing the right fin is vital to give yourself the best performance in the water. Fins are designed for different purposes and for different people depending on their body type.

General snorkelling fins are comfortable and generally cheaper than most fins, perfect for relaxed snorkelling and exploring on those summer holidays.

Scuba diving fins are a little more advanced in their performance. Their range in performance is dependent on the material and shape of the fin from hard plastics through to rubbers. In general, you can expect the price you pay reflects the quality of the fin you purchase.

If you need fins for freediving, they will generally have longer blades, which have a lot of flex and allow for better efficiency in each kick. Small effort goes into long kicks and makes swimming in currents easier. A similar design is used for spearfishing where efficiency in each movement is required for deep dives over long time periods.

Using a hard blade is good when you need to move around more or to the surface quickly (for example when your breath hold is not as good) then a harder blade with the immediate response is preferable. If you’re able to hold your breath longer and have more relaxed movement then you can use a softer blade. Softer blades also create less disturbance in the water and are less prone to scaring away fish.

Sometimes if you’re looking to progress to a more advanced blade, you are able to remove and replace your old blade from your foot pocket given they are compatible.

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Filmed & Edited by Oliver McLure

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Blue Ming says:


Vladimir Sidorov says:

Split fins for cave diving? 🙂 No way

xPhoneQ says:

I have the long one

emre koçdemir says:

ofkors pörfet

chet mcguire says:

Long fins = legs move slower, with no burst of speed. Rocket fins = not as much efficiency but you can make bursts of power and speed. Also the Rockets fins you’re going to spook game with faster kicks.

ben freedom says:

U dont mention open vs closed toe

Obione Kenoby says:

Hi Lucas.please make one video about all CARBON AIMRITE SPEARGUN in your’s shop.Please make this video because i wont to buy AIMRITE CARBON but i wont to see from nearly body and head all AIMRITE CARBON.THANKS IN ADVANCE.My imail is :

Thanks again .
Mr.Plamen Lilov

colwk says:

Pros and cons on glass vs carbon please, also where they are made I like to buy Aus when I can

albert mathis says:

What model is that bouchat fin?

Dan Joseph Camongol says:

Good stuff! I just have a question. I’m a beginner freediver and I have a pair of Beuchat Mundial One fins. I want to upgrade to a fiber glass or similar. But I don’t know which stiffness to choose. I’m upgrading because I researched that fiber glass ones are better and I’m always really having a hard time using the Mundial One; my ankles get tired even though I’m using it for almost a year now. I don’t know what’s the stiffness of the Mundial One and I haven’t used any fiber glass ones yet so I don’t know if I should get a soft or a medium.

Bunk Man says:

Tom Brady has a side gig selling fins?

DarkSagan says:

Excellent video

Ibrahim Kheir says:

im 13 i go spearfishing in Sydney i need new ones and i go deep and do not know what to get the deepest i can go 60 or 50 feet down

a90leX says:

How should my foot sit in the fin? Rather lose (a little movement) or a little tight (a little pressure)?

Mohammed Malek says:

Nice video, keep making more

Agur Paesüld says:

Great explanation about how to choose soft/medium stiffness blade for FD. Thanks!

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