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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins

Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins

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1 Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:52 pm

dayhut

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I got a set of used Mares Avanti Plana fins today on eBay.
The budget just wasn't gonna take the hit for the "good stuff," so it's used dive fins.

On another tubers site (yes, there's another) Razz people gave the Mares several favorable mentions. Enough, in fact, that they got added to my short list of "Fins Mentioned Favorably by Tubers."

I know one guy here that uses something like them, although I dont know the exact sort. That'd be Jeff, but not the Jeff that runs the group.

So for now, these are XL size. Once I have them, I'll find some boots.



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2 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:01 pm

kobra


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Congrats on the new fins. Hope they work out for you.

3 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:04 pm

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Let us know how you like them and post up some pix.
I know a lot of guys like FF but for me I hate them.

4 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:13 pm

dayhut

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miller wrote:Let us know how you like them and post up some pix.
I know a lot of guys like FF but for me I hate them.
I just couldn't pay the entrance fee for FFs
I get it, the best and all that.

But you do what you can. These will work as long as I can buffer them with booties/boots and wader feet.
They should have the room

5 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:17 pm

Jerdon

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Dayhut,
Could you share your short list of fins here?
There are discussions in the past on this board about fin comparisons.
Here is my list from past discussions
1. Force Fins  
2. Hotspot Fins
3. Omega Flip Fins
4. Aeris Mako Dive fin
5. MARES AVANTI
6.  Atomic split fins,
7. Scubapro Twin Jet Scuba Diving Fins
8. Mares Volo
9. "Proflex" fins by U.S. Divers

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6 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:28 pm

dayhut

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My list is shorter but mirrors yours

1. Force Fins
2. Hot Spots
3. Mares Avanti
4. Atomics
5. Omega Flips

7 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:09 am

ed5000x

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My list is shorter than that
1. Force fin

Try serval fins wastes lots of money until I hound force fins

8 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:09 am

ed5000x

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My list is shorter than that
1. Force fin

Try serval fins wastes lots of money until I hound force fins

9 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:18 am

dayhut

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We shall see

10 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:04 pm

n2deepfsw

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I agree force fins for sure.

11 Fins on Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:32 pm

tjflyfisher


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I've had great luck with
The U.S. divers blades dive fins but I'm also a certified diver so they kinda pull double duty for me
I get around well in my tube and 40 ft below the surface lol

Kinda long but great propulsion with less effort

Works for me Very Happy

Tjflyfisher

12 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:18 pm

wiseguy

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Got to go with the majority on this one, Force Fins here, second I'd have to go with Scuba Pro Twin Jet fins, amazing fins, but pricey also. I scored a used set some time ago and love those also.

13 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:30 am

chipmcd


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Since they're dive fins, are you going to get fin keepers?  Also, curious, you looking for dive boots to use with them and are they going over your waders? Won't it get tight in there? I like my adjustable Force Fins with my stocking foot waders and flats boots (easy to get in and out.) And with that combo, I needed the adjustable straps on the fins, else it was tough sledding.

Yes, keep us informed on how they work.

14 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:26 am

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I leash all my fins all we need is to be in 70' of water or heck 5' and kick a fin and you cannot see it in stained water . and yes please let us know how you like the Mares Avanti Plana fins , all i can say on force fins is i am glad i sold them and went a different route Thumbs Up

Wes

15 Re: Fins... WARNING - Not Force Fins on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:34 am

chipmcd


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Leashes are great. The neoprene padding in the adjustable ForceFins help them float just a little (more like keep them suspended.)  Fin Keepers are for dive fins without the leash (a strap that keeps constant tension on the heel/ankle, sole and top of the foot so the fin can't come loose.) Someone mentioned them to me when he suggested Cressi fins as an option for tubing.

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