Spearfishing fins, how to make the right choice ?
The spearfishing fins are said for long blades (about 76cm), all spearfishing brands offer that, but which one to choose? Our spearfishing experts in the Scubaland store help you in choosing this equipment in order to allow you to move effortlessly underwater.
All spearfishing fins consist of foot pockets and blades:
The foot pockets of spearfishing fins:
An important factor is the foot pocket of your spearfishing fins! Bear in mind that you wear your fins with neoprene socks, therefore the fins must be chosen 1-2 size bigger than your normal foot size. On the market you will find foot pockets of spearfishing fins more or less stiff and more or less preformed anatomical . Spearfishing fins should be comfortable, and not squeezing your feet and having a negative impact on your kick. Spearfishing fins chosen too tight may cause dangerous cramps...
The blades of spearfishing fins:
The blades of spearfishing fins can be classified the material, but also by the stiffness. On the market, spearfishing fins in plastic, spearfishing fins in fiberglass or spearfishing fins in carbon are available. Each of these materials provide a different stiffness itself.
Caution! Do not overestimate your physical abilities: hard spearfishing fins carry their name not for fun, you should have exercised legs to use them! Better to use soft and flexible spearfishing fins, especially for beginners.
When we became addicted to spearfishing, testing and purchasing spearfishing fins in fiber and even in carbon was evident. Despite a higher price than the spearfishing "plastic" fins, these spearfishing fins do have an incomparable comfort. The performance of these spearfishing fins is much better, no matter if used on the water surface or in vertical direction. Some spearfishers or underwater hunters have fins with exchangeable blades, which are screwed into the foot pocket. This is very helpful in case you break a wing by accident or wish to change the blades for stiffer or softer ones.
Check our website to discover the wide range of spearfishing fins among the best brands of underwater hunting : Beuchat, Breier, Cressi, Mares, Epsealon, Omer, Salvimar…
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