Are there other types of split fins?
Why do you suggest staying away?
this is something i didnt realise which was just how well fins stay on the foot in water. i always ratcheted mine closed before i went to springs and now well im much more comfy than i had beenMake sure the foot pocket doesn't restrict your foot in any way - this is a recipe for cold feet. In fact they can be surprisingly loose and still be effective.
Capernwray do.Good point, but how can one try out fins under dive conditions? Would most dive shops be prepared to let one use new fins on a trial basis - I suspect not?
My 1ps worth isn't much to share - I've only tried one pair of split fins; they were the bog standard Scubapro split fins and after due consideration, they were decidedly useless. Compared to my Quattros, they were easier on my calves which was nice but there was nothing there when I kicked. Like diving with a A3 sheet of paper on each foot. The feeling was comparable to when I tried Force Fins but the difference was that despite feeling like nothing was happening, the FFs moved me through the water. Unlike the split fins. YMMV and many people seem to use them sucessfully but I'm afraid I couldn't recommend them if they paid me to do so and most of the people I've seen struggling in strong currents seemed to be using split fins (though this may well be a coincidence. However, MrsT swapped her Quattros with one of them and suddenly the roles were reversed - MrsT now had to struggle to keep up whilst the previously struggling young lady powered away. But still, it could have been a coincidence.)!My partner/buddy needs new fins and he's looking at Split Fins. We mostly dive in the UK, both sea and fresh water.
Which one's do you recommend?
Which one's do you suggest I stay away from?
Budget of up to £100.
I read the corresponding article in this month's rag - in both tests, there is no mention in the article as to whether the test method involved flutter kicking, frog kicking or a mixture of the two - I suspect flutter kicking.