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I scuba warm water only and my scuba rig is very streamlined. I was wondering if carbon fins would be worthwhile for scuba or if slightly stiffer fins would be beneficial for times when I need more power.
I'll second that.Carbon fins are a bit fragile and I'm not sure the relatively small performance gain is worth it for scuba.
That's mostly just a scathing reflection of how subnormal and underachieving the scuba industry has become. Jetfins are over 50 years old.Jetfins...the one and only for scuba, Unmatched for power.
That's mostly just a scathing reflection of how subnormal and underachieving the scuba industry has become. Jetfins are over 50 years old.
The problem with the scuba industry is that they keep making new gear worse than the old gear. It's hard to say if the root of the problem resides within the manufacturers and developers, or if the new products simply reflect the retarded aspirations of bulk participants. Either way, it's a pathetic situation.
At least the freediving products are continuing to evolve and get better. Properly designed long blade fins WILL outperform Jetfins, but most scuba divers will never try or use them.
A significant barrier is that modern finning techniques for scuba have become optimized for the Jetfin, so anything else will not grade favorable against it without changing the criteria on which they are judged. These days, fins are not judged on efficiency and power, but on how well they can frogkick and backkick. One could argue that the performance goals of scuba fins has not just slowed down, it's gone backwards, literally.