Need fins to power out & kneel on your board? + shinfin™ leg fins let you lie on your kneeboard to kick & paddle at the same time. + Full stroke freestyle arms & legs. + Knees just behind your board. + Streamlined kick from hips. + Powerful kick from your strong thigh & buttock muscles. + Fast spin to catch waves. + Easy to kneel. + Fins lie flat along shins. + Comfortable kneeboarding fins. + Comfortable toes, feet, ankles & Achilles tendons. + Don’t give you calf or foot cramps. + Easy to walk. + Stand & push off from sandbanks. + Lightweight & tough. + Fins stay on. + Fit with or without wetsuit. + Speed up your kneeboarding.
Kneeboarding Fins: freestyle kick, comfortable to kneel
What are your ideal kneeboarding fins?
Have you ever dreamed of kneeboarding fins that don’t get in the way when you kneel on your kneeboard? Have you ever wished for comfortable kneeboard fins that don’t strain your feet, ankles, Achilles tendons and calf muscles, so you can kneeboard longer and ride more waves? Do you long for kneeboard fins that leave your feet free to kick naturally and walk easier than with foot flippers? Can you picture yourself powering your kneeboard out to the waves using a more efficient, streamlined kick with power from the strong muscles in your thighs, buttocks, stomach and torso? Kneeboarders around the world are switching to shinfin™ leg fins for all these benefits and more. I have thousands of happy customers. Read on to see how shinfin™ leg fins will help you achieve your kneeboarding dreams.
Kneeboarding fins that don’t get in the way
shinfin™ leg fins lie flat along your legs leaving your knees, shins and feet free to apply pressure to turn your board. They also protect your shins and the top of your feet from rubbing on your kneeboard. With no foot flippers to get in the way, these kneeboard fins make it is easier to kneel comfortably on your board. Use a freestyle or dolphin kick to power yourself up onto your kneeboard.
Swim full stroke freestyle on your kneeboard
With shinfin™ leg fins you can power your kneeboard using full stroke freestyle, arms and legs. It’s like swimming freestyle whilst lying on your board. Lie with the bottom edge of your kneeboard across your thighs, just above your knees. Avoid lying too far back on your kneeboard because then the board buoyancy lifts your upper body and slopes your legs down in the water. Lie flat on your kneeboard and use full stroke freestyle, arms and legs at the same time. Then you can go faster to catch the waves.
Streamlined kick from your strong muscles
shinfin™ leg fins give a natural, streamlined kick for kneeboarding. They don’t point down and drag like foot flippers. These kneeboard fins give you good thrust with a streamlined freestyle kick like good swimmers use. They guide you into a powerful kick from your hips, without bending your knees too much. That’s why you can still kick even with the bottom of the kneeboard across your thighs, just above your knees. Power comes from your strong thigh, buttock, stomach and torso muscles. If this kick is new to you, it may take a few sessions to build your strength in your upper legs and torso. Most kneeboarders get the feel of this streamlined kick very quickly. Sometimes it helps to practice this streamlined kick first without your kneeboard, swimming normal freestyle with shinfin™ leg fins in calm water. Then transfer the same streamlined kick to doing freestyle on your kneeboard. (A foot flipper kick with much more knee bend doesn’t work so well with shinfin™ leg fins.)
More comfortable kneeboarding fins so you can stay out longer
shinfin™ leg fins don’t hurt your toes, feet, ankles or Achilles tendons. They don’t give you dangerous foot cramps or calf cramps. They don’t blister and cut your feet or fill with sand. So you don’t need fin socks or booties either. These kneeboard fins are more comfortable than your old foot flippers so you can kneeboard longer in the waves and have more fun.
Leg spin to catch a wave
As an alternative to paddling your kneeboard to turn to catch a wave, you can slide your waist to the back of your kneeboard and point your legs down in the water. Then kick forwards with one leg and back with the other, turning your kneeboard at the same time. This spins you around fast, in one kick, to catch the wave. Turning with shinfin™ leg fins is more natural than with foot flippers.
Stand and push off from sandbanks
With shinfin™ leg fins your feet are free to stand on the bottom to wait for the next wave. You can grip the sand with your toes for stability. You just push off the bottom with your feet as normal. So it is easier to jump onto your kneeboard from a sandbank with these kneeboard fins.
Easier to walk into the water
Walking with shinfin™ leg fins is much easier than walking in foot flippers. When walking in shallow water, lift your knees higher than normal so the fins slide upwards and forwards through the water. Then place your foot down quickly on the bottom for the next step. The straps should be secure enough so the fins do not slip around your leg. If there is a current, don’t worry about the fins bending in the direction of the current. They are designed to do that to reduce the water drag on the fins. The fins should line up automatically as soon as you lie on your kneeboard and kick. It gets easier once you are thigh deep because the water supports you better.
Kneeboarding fins that don’t fall off
The double straps go around your leg above your ankle and don’t slip off over your heel. So shinfin™ leg fins don’t fall off in the surf like foot flippers do. That’s why you don’t need the fin leashes (fin savers) that many kneeboarders use to tether foot flippers to their ankles. You won’t find these kneeboard fins littering the ocean floor.
Lightweight kneeboarding fins that don’t break
shinfin™ leg fins are lightweight and made from tough polyurethane. So they don’t tear or break like foot flippers. They are about half the weight of many foot flippers and many times stronger. So these kneeboard fins will last you for years. We have had no failures returned to us. The secure rubber straps are also tough but they will gradually wear with use and exposure to the UV in sunlight. Replacement straps are available from this website if you need them.
Kneeboarding fins that fit with or without your wetsuit
The one size of shinfin™ leg fins fits with or without your wetsuit. In fact, they are so adjustable that the one size replaces all the typical foot flipper sizes from small and medium through to extra large. So these kneeboard fins can be shared with different sized people too.