Fins give constant speed during each stroke

Do fins give constant speed during each stroke?


Yes, shinfin ™ fins give you extra swimming speed, at a constant speed during each stroke. This applies to your down kicks, up kicks and to the transitions between kicks. These fins do this best for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. You need constant speed throughout each stroke (i.e. within each stroke) to optimise your stroke efficiency.

When you swim with regular foot fins, you can feel the speed changes within each stroke. The speed increases coincide with each down kick. You can feel it and hear it as the water flows past your ears. So regular foot flippers give you a fluctuating speed kick. They do not give you the constant speed within each stroke that you need for maximum efficiency. So foot flippers mess up your entire stroke.

shinfin ™ fins do give you constant speed during each stroke because they are attached to your legs . Firstly, your legs are more horizontal and you kick from your hips with only a little knee-bend. Secondly, these fins are designed to flex smoothly towards and away from your legs during your kick. This helps you swim most efficiently, by keeping your speed as smooth as possible throughout your entire stroke. Smooth kicking helps smooth arm pulls. Both together, give you a more consistent speed during each stroke.

For efficient swimming, you need constant speed within each stroke. You achieve this with long smooth arm pulls together with smooth kicking. Listen to the water flow past your ears to measure how consistant your speed is. If your speed is constant, you will hear a smooth and steady sound. If your speed is going up and down during your stroke, you will hear a changing sound.

With shinfin ™ fins you get extra speed and constant speed during each stroke. Even more, your body remembers this smooth kick action even when you go back to your normal barefoot swimming. So swimming with these fins improves your normal swimming too!

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