ARE “POWERFUL” FINS REALLY BETTER?

Force Fins are specifically designed not to be felt; Force Fins are designed to work efficiently for you.

One of the biggest areas of confusion regarding fins is the notion of “power.” Many divers believe that the more they can feel their fins, the more they’re getting out of them. And to capitalize on this belief, many fin manufacturers have responded by making longer and stiffer (more “powerful”) fins that fool divers into thinking that they are generating more propulsion with less effort.

The laws of physics don’t agree.

You are the power for your forward movement, the more you can feel your fins, the more energy you’re expending and the more you’re working for them, instead of having your fins work for you. …

The Truth About Dive Fins

Are you confused by all the theories, claims and opinions about dive fins? If not, maybe you should be. Kicking is your primary physical activity when diving. The efficiency of your fins and your comfort in the water affects your bottom time more than almost anything else. Dive fins are one of your most important pieces of equipment. Over the years, a lot of myths and misinformation have built up about them.

We’ve been designing and making improvements to fins for over 25 years. With millions of satisfied customers, and many major product design awards under our belts, we can honestly say that we are the experts in fin design. That’s all we do, and we think our innovative fins are without equal in terms of comfort, efficiency, durability, performance, versatility and sheer value for your money.

We pioneered fin colors, extended heel sections, leading edges, water channeling and accelerating through a split-V shape, fin adjustability, flexibility, and the use of snappy and high performance materials, such as polyurethane. Just about every change and development in the way divers think about moving through water today came from Bob Evans and his Force Fins.

Pain & Suffering A Thing of the Past

Are “POWERFUL” Fins Really Better?

PROPULSION & FORCE FIN’S TWO-STROKE KICK CYCLE

THE RIGHT WAY TO KICK

WATER CHANNELING AND NATURE’S PROPULSIVE V-SHAPE

IT’S THE SNAP

Why Force Fins Are Made in the USA

If you’re used to traveling, packing, and lugging around two huge fins, get ready for a surprise when you take along Force Fins. They weigh less than 2 pounds each, are easier to handle, take up less room, fit in carry on luggage, are easy to get on and off, and you can even walk forward in them!

How well you move through the water is based on many factors including your kicking style and individual characteristics like leg strength and ankle flexibility in addition to your choice of fins. In the underwater world, you need all the help you can get, and we know that you want fins that are comfortable, efficient, durable and reasonably priced. That’s why we invented Force Fins.

Among those divers in the know, Force Fins are a closely held secret. Dedicated Force Fin users are a special group of divers who were willing to try a revolutionary diving product that delivers on its promises. They will never go back to other dive fins again. Would you like to join this elite group? We could go on forever describing the unique benefits of using Force Fins, but there’s only one way to really find out why our fins are the best diving fins in the world: try a pair. You’ll be happy you have.

The Truth About Swim Fins

WHY SWIM WITH FINS?

Increase fitness and cardiovascular conditioning

Although swimming is considered one of the best aerobic or cardiovascular-conditioning exercises, many people forget to use their legs where the largest muscles are located. Since the greatest cardiovascular benefits come from including the highest percentage of the body’s muscles – that’s why cross-country skiing and rowing are considered two of the most demanding sports – it makes sense that swimmers who activate the large muscle mass of the legs by kicking will benefit from a more demanding workout that burns more calories and increases fitness levels.

Add fins to the equation and the increased load they add to the legs means that as long as exertion levels remain high, the cardiovascular system gets an even more intense workout with even greater fitness benefits.

Unlike all other fins, even those with open toe drains, only Force Fin swimming fins are designed to concentrate the force of the blade further back on the foot, using the muscles of the whole leg, not just the lower leg.

Increase ankle flexibility

Good swimmers, on the other hand, can hyper-extend (plantar flex) their ankles, pointing their toes so that the top of the foot forms a straight line with the shin. Because of the extra load from the increased surface area that fins provide, swimming or kicking with fins forces ankle extension during the power phase (pushing down when swimming freestyle) of the kick. Repeated fin use eventually stretches the ankles, increasing their flexibility for moving in all directions and helping the kick become more propulsive and efficient.

Develop leg and swim kick strength

Kicking with fins is like lifting weights: the added resistance of the water on the blade of the fin increases the workload on your leg muscles. Your body adapts by increasing the strength and endurance of the muscles involved. Stronger muscles move more water making you swim faster, all other things being equal.

Improve body position and technique so you can swim fast

Fins add extra propulsion to the stroke, which increases a swimmer’s speed through the water. Good swimmers tend to plane on top of the water while poor swimmers tend to drag their legs and swim in a more vertical position slowing them down. One of the goals of swimming faster with fins is to swim faster when the fins are taken off! By transferring the feeling of swimming faster and higher with fins to swimming without them, a swimmer makes use of a phenomenon know as neuromuscular patterning. The muscles and the nerves can actually remember the feeling of swimming faster and will try to duplicate the pattern the next time out. The more times the pattern is repeated (swimming faster and higher in the water with fins), the easier it is to duplicate it. The end result: the swimmer’s technique and neuromuscular coordination improves.

Why Swim With Force Fin Slim Fins?

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Why Swim With Slim Fins?

Improve Body Position and Swimming Technique

Fins add extra propulsion to the stroke, which increases a swimmer’s speed through the water. Good swimmers tend to plane on top of the water while poor swimmers tend to drag their legs and swim in a more vertical position slowing them down. One of the goals of swimming faster with fins is to swim faster when the fins are taken off! …

Why Swim Fins? Strong Kick

Develop Leg Strength

Kicking with fins is like lifting weights: the added resistance of the water on the blade of the fin increases the workload on your leg muscles. Your body adapts by increasing the strength and endurance of the muscles involved. Stronger muscles move more water making you swim faster, all other things being equal.

A word about specificity: It’s important to realize that muscular strength for swimming needs to be “specific.” Good runners, cyclists, roller bladers, etc. can have very strong leg muscles, but the muscles have developed for running, cycling or roller blading, not for swimming. Fins develop leg strength specifically for swimming, and in a way that few other activities can.

“Force Fin swimming fins utilize the body’s strength and put it where it’s needed. …

Why Swim Fins? Ankle Flexibility

Have you ever noticed that runners, cyclists or triathletes new to swimming who start a serious swim program have a hard time just kicking and going anywhere? In fact, they sometimes go backward! One reason is that their ankles are so inflexible that when they kick, their feet act like hooks, catching the water and pulling the frustrated swimmer in the wrong direction.

Good swimmers, on the other hand, can hyper-extend (plantar flex) their ankles, pointing their toes so that the top of the foot forms a straight line with the shin. Because of the extra load from the increased surface area that fins provide, swimming or kicking with fins forces ankle extension during the power phase (pushing down when swimming freestyle) of the kick. Repeated fin use eventually stretches the ankles, increasing their flexibility for moving in all directions and helping the kick become more propulsive and efficient. …

Increase Fitness and Cardiovascular Conditioning

Force Fin swimming fins are designed to concentrate the force of the blade further back on the foot,  using the muscles of the whole leg, not just the lower leg.

Try this simple test to see the difference between how our fins work compared to other brands.
fin test, fin fit– While seated, cross your ankle over your knee, grab your toes and pull them in the direction of the sole of your foot.

– Do you feel the stretch and tension running from the top of your foot up and along the shin? Those are the primary muscles that other fins work because the fin blade extends from your toes.

– Now, grab the foot in both hands – one holding the heel, the other holding the top of the foot – pull again toward the sole of the foot and resist with the leg. The tension has moved up to the upper leg, hasn’t it?

– Because of their unique design based on human bio-mechanics, Force Fins and Slim Fins work the larger muscles of the upper leg in addition to the lower leg. These are the muscle groups you need to develop for a strong kick and a better workout.

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Although swimming is considered one of the best aerobic or cardiovascular-conditioning exercises, many people forget to use their legs where the largest muscles are located. Since the greatest cardiovascular benefits come from including the highest percentage of the body’s muscles – that’s why cross-country skiing and rowing are considered two of the most demanding sports – it makes sense that swimmers who activate the large muscle mass of the legs by kicking will benefit from a more demanding workout that burns more calories and increases fitness levels.

Add fins to the equation and the increased load they add to the legs means that as long as exertion levels remain high, the cardiovascular system gets an even more intense workout with even greater fitness benefits.

Unlike all other fins, even those with open toe drains, only Force Fin swimming fins are designed to concentrate the force of the blade further back on the foot, using the muscles of the whole leg, not just the lower leg.

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