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NOW AVAILABLE @ OADC- FREEDIVING FINS by SCUBAPRO

2 Aug 2016

NOW AVAILABLE @ OADC- FREEDIVING FINS by SCUBAPRO

NOW AVAILABLE @ OADC- FREEDIVING FINS by SCUBAPRO

 

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Scubapro Trygons S1 REVIEW by Jon Whittle @ ScubaLab

The featherweight among the carbon fins we tried, the Scubapro S1 weighs in at barely 1 1/2 pounds (size 13-14). That’s partly because the non-detachable foot pocket eliminates hardware; also, the blade itself is noticeably thinner and coated only on the top surface. Thin side rails channel water flow along the square-tipped blade without adding much weight or drag, and the streamlined, low-profile foot-pocket horns contribute to the fin’s slippery, low-drag feel when moving through the water.

 

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The Ultimate in Propulsion and Performance for Freedivers

S1   

When it comes to freediving fins, nothing beats carbon.

The new S1 is a super powerful freediving fin made with a 99 percent carbon blade that is extremely lightweight while delivering maximum power with minimum effort.

But a good freediving fin is not just about blade material. The length and shape of the blade, the size and contours of the support rails, and the fit and feel of the foot pocket must all coalesce to create a powerful and efficient propulsion machine.

That’s what you get with the S1. Delivering remarkable power recovery and unparalleled performance, the unique design of the S1‘s support rails reduces turbulence and drag forces, creating the most dynamic fin on the market.

The S1 is part of a line of carbon freediving fins developed and tested in partnership with Trygons, renowned for its progressive design, materials and manufacturing methods, as well as its association with world-record-setting freedivers.

Technical Information
  • Carbon blades are known to provide the highest performance in freediving fins.
  • Hydrodynamic, optimized foot pocket is not only ultra-soft and comfortable, it also lessens drag.
  • Rigid but comfortable proprietary foot pocket delivers the best possible power transmission between foot and blade.
  • Unique low-profile support rails reduce turbulence and drag forces and enhance the carbon blade’s high performance characteristics.
  • Soft rails plus construction technique enable 100% of the fin’s power to come from blade action.
  • Available in 6 sizes XS (5-6), S (6-7), M (8-9), L (9-10), XL (11-12), 2XL (13-14)

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S2

Built with a carbon layer over a fiberglass core, the new S2 delivers bend and kicking performance comparable to the full-carbon S1, but at a value price.

Like the S1, the foot pocket of the S2 is made of soft no-stretch rubber that is not only comfortable, but also eliminates turbulence. The fin’s unique, low-profile support rails promote perfect water channeling without impeding the performance characteristics of the carbon/fiberglass blade.

The S2 is part of a line of carbon freediving fins developed and tested in partnership with Trygons, renowned for its progressive design, materials and manufacturing methods, as well as its association with world-record-setting freedivers.

Technical Information
  • Blade is constructed of 50% carbon fiber plus layered fiberglass.
  • Hydrodynamic, optimized foot pocket is not only ultra-soft and comfortable, it also lessens drag.
  • Rigid but comfortable proprietary foot pocket delivers the best possible power transmission between foot and blade.
  • Unique low-profile support rails reduce turbulence and drag forces and enhance the carbon blade’s high performance characteristics.
  • Soft rails plus construction technique enable 100% of the fin’s power to come from blade action.
  • Available in 6 sizes XS (5-6), S (6-7), M (8-9), L (9-10), XL (11-12), 2XL (13-14)

 

S3

The new S3 is the perfect fin choice for freedivers just getting started in the sport. The fin offers a long, soft blade made of a high performance plastic compound. It can generate a lot of power and speed while maintaining excellent energy efficiency.

Made with the same hydrodynamic foot pocket used on the S1 and S2, the S3 is extremely durable and quite affordable.

Technical Information
  • Hydrodynamic, optimized foot pocket is not only ultra-soft and comfortable, it also lessens drag.
  • Unique low-profile guide rail promotes perfect water channeling.
  • Soft rails plus construction technique enable 100% of the fin’s power to come from blade action.
  • Available in 6 sizes XS (5-6), S (6-7), M (8-9), L (9-10), XL (11-12), 2XL (13-14)

 

ABOUT FREEDIVING

Sourcescubapro.com

Find your Freedom. Leave your tank behind and slip into the ocean with the freedom to explore. With innovation and performance at the forefront, SCUBAPRO’s debut freediving line was created with world-class freedivers. Every fin, mask, snorkel, and wetsuit was designed to make the most of your single breath. SCUBAPRO’s impressive line-up of freediving gear is like no other. Created in collaboration with some of the world’s best freedivers, SCUBAPRO lives up to its premium reputation by delivering sleek hydrodynamic designs, high tech materials and expert craftsmanship. No matter what kind of freediving interests you, our gear line is engineered to take you there… faster, deeper and longer.

 

FREEDIVING FIN FACTS

Source: scubadiving.com

You may ask, “can’t I just freedive with my scuba mask and fins?
” And the answer, of course, is yes. But a warning: Once you try gear specially designed for freediving — especially fins — it will be hard to settle for even your favorite scuba kickers.

Choosing the Material

Plastic, fiberglass, carbon fiber: The correct material depends on how you’ll use your fins. Plastic blades are inexpensive and rugged, making them a good choice for new divers or spearfishers. Fiberglass composites offer a step up in performance and price. The cost of carbon fins means they’re generally reserved for competition and the most serious fishing or pleasure-diving use, but they offer a responsiveness that can’t be matched by less-exotic materials.

 

Gearing Up

The essential elements of freediving — hold your breath and dive — are simple only to those who haven’t tried it. That’s also true of freediving gear. Whether the aim is fun, fishing or competition, choosing gear with capabilities that match your intended use and experience level will help you get the most from it.

 

Get the Right Fit

Sorting out the sizing of full-foot fins is often tricky, and that seems especially true for freediving fins. In part, that’s because you will get top performance from any freedive fin only if it fits like an extension of your foot. A foot pocket that’s just slightly loose in the heel will mean you waste energy with every kick.

Because there are differences in fin sizes from one manufacturer to another, be sure to read the sizing chart carefully, and don’t hesitate to ask advice from the dealer or manufacturer.

It’s easier to get a comfortable fit — not to mention help keep your feet warm — by wearing neoprene socks inside the fins. In fact, some manufacturers assume you’ll be using a particular thick- ness of neoprene socks (usually 1.5 mm or 3 mm) and their sizing charts might provide guidance about adjusting sizes if you plan to wear the fins barefoot. (If so, be sure to choose fins with soft rubber in the contact areas of the foot pocket.)

Some manufacturers sell insoles that are placed inside the foot pocket to effectively make fins a size smaller for a better fit, or to allow you to use them with thinner socks than normal.

Remember, a perfect fit is crucial. If the fins are too small, they’ll pinch or cramp your feet; if they’re too large, you’ll waste a frustrating amount of energy getting nowhere.

 

Some fins have detachable foot pockets that allow you to swap blades for different uses or conditions, and make your fins at least a little more travel-friendly.

 

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