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whizzer

Member Since 28 May 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 09 2009 11:00 AM
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In Topic: AquaLung Slingshot Open Heel Fins

31 May 2008 - 02:24 AM

I'm quite new to diving in general (about 55 dives to date) and have little experience with other fins... but having dived 20 dives with these I have to say I like them a lot. I use them on easiest setting and hardly feel them on my feets kicking and give quite good power. I got the impression that they are slightly bigger than normal fins so you might want to check that in the store in case you want something compact/light. Weight is about 1 kg per fin.
The only thing I found a tad annoying was that sometimes you hear/feel the power bands snap and felt almost like you slightly touched the bottom/corals.

In Topic: Best BCD for New Underwater Photographers

30 May 2008 - 06:12 AM

I agree with fdog, the thing that outweighs all is buoyance/trim.

What could perhaps be more interesting when choosing BCD is location of dump valves and inflator variants, as from time to time you might be in an odd position taking photos (upside-down etc).