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: "Force" Fins


zugbugz
08-22-2006, 04:18 AM
Hey, has anybody tried "Force" fins? If anyone has, please let me know your opinion and if you think they're worth the extra money. I'm interested in finding something better than the cheapie fins I have, but am reluctant to spend the dough until I know if it will make a difference! Or if you know which fins are the BEST...please let me know that too.

Zugbugz - Arizona

sean
08-22-2006, 07:40 AM
Force fins are really nice and worth teh extra money in my opinion. They are very efficient and at the end of the day you do not feel it in your legs like you do with those cheapo fins. They also are faster than the cheap fins.

One bad thing is they do not float. Make sure you tether them to your ankles or boots in case they fall off.

-sean

NZ Trout Bum
08-23-2006, 07:35 PM
Also not that Force makes a boot foot model that will strap over wading boots so if you are hiking in or have to make portage's you won't have to take boots off and on. Great fins. Does anybody have a XL left foot - they don't float!

FishHawk
08-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Another vote for Force Fins. Used them with my float tube all the time. FishHawk

teflon_jones
08-25-2006, 08:27 PM
I've always wondered whether they were worth the money too, but at $100 a pair, I couldn't really justify buying them in case they didn't work. Just curious, but what fins did you guys that have the Force fins used before? I have the pretty standard Caddis fins. I tend to go pretty long distances when I'm float tubing too.

zugbugz
08-29-2006, 11:33 PM
The ones I have now are Caddis...they are OK and get me from one end to the other and back, but seem a little inefficient. One thing I do like is they are easy to get on and off and looking at the Force Fins, they look like they might require some work to get on and off.

Zugbugz - AZ

wadecalvin
09-04-2006, 10:06 AM
I've heard nothing but good things about them. I'm getting a pair as soon as I can - "they're the only way to go" or so I've heard - even though the guy who told me that uses fins now that are waaaay better than my painfull fins.

JDJones
01-14-2007, 06:00 PM
Force Fins main claim to fame was that you could walk forward in them. This was seen as an advantage back in the days of do-nut tubes when you put the fins on first, stepped into the tube, and then got in the water.

With U-tubes you can get in the water, sit in your tube and put your fins on. So other than being a little easier to kick, I don't see any advantage. Easier to kick means less effecient.

Build up your legs. Eat a banana for the potasium so you won't get leg cramps. Don't let yourself become dehydraited. Another thing leading to leg cramps. Get some scuba fins that float.

sean
01-14-2007, 06:16 PM
Easier to kick means less effecient.

Have you used them?

-sean

Penguin
01-15-2007, 10:16 AM
I have never tried them but I can't stand the way they feel... :confused:
They are uncomfortable and not worth the money... :mad:
A terrible product I'm sure... :tsk_tsk:
Someday I hope to actually test them to confirm my unfounded conclusions... :roll:


PS
NOT !!! :wink::razz:

I've got an older pair left over from my SCUBA daze...and they are EVERYTHING they are cracked up to be!
Once you learn proper technique and apply their hydro-technology, there is NO going back to Phrog Pheet!

FrenchCreek
01-15-2007, 01:04 PM
I'm with Penguin on this one, my scuba fins are much lighter and get me around everywhere. However, get good scuba fins that are properly designed and float! It saves my weary old legs as well Vs. the FFins.