Kevin enjoys the comfort and easier body surfing with shinfinTM fins, including entering the surf and standing on sandbars to catch waves. In particular, he feels his kick uses his legs, in contrast to kicking using his feet with foot fins for many years. This is because shinfinTM fins encourge a streamlined kick from his hips. So he is very happy with them.
Kevin’s review from Sydney, Australia
“I’m enjoying the comfort after being a long time “foot fin” wearer. I mainly use them to body surf and it really is a lot easier with the shinfinTM fins. I can enter the surf a lot easier, stand on sandbars. Very happy. Happy to support a great Australian product. By the way, just returned from the beach and a session of body surfing. Really getting used to them now.”
Kevin’s review: Easier, more comfortable body surfing fins that let you stand on sandbars
“Yes, I have been getting used to them and I’m enjoying the comfort after being a long time “foot fin” wearer. I mainly use them to body surf and it really is a lot easier with the shinfinTM fins.”
“I can enter the surf a lot easier, stand on sandbars, and I’m just getting the hang of kicking with my legs, rather than the foot. Very happy.”
Many thanks for your kind reply Kevin, great to hear all that. The leg kicking will come with practice and strengthening. We have many happy body surfing customers because they have a very streamlined and natural feel for body surfing, as you have probably found. So I include a few more body surfing tips to help you get the best from them. Would you mind if I put some extracts from your emails on the web site?
“Absolutely, you can use whatever you like.”
Thank you for your kind permission Kevin. Personal recommendation is very important to help a new product like this along, so I really appreciate it.
“No problem Marc. Happy to support a great Australian product. By the way, just returned from the beach and a session of body surfing. Really getting used to them now.”
Many thanks for your update Kevin, that is good to hear. I’m always interested to hear how people progress with their fins, especially you as a long term foot fin wearer. I’m particularly interested to hear how you convert across to the new streamlined technique, how your strength and flexibility changes to match the kick, and how long it takes.
You will enjoy easier body surfing with shinfinTM fins, more comfort, easier surf entry and the ability to stand on sandbars to catch waves. In particular, you will feel the kick power coming from your legs, in contrast to foot fins which force you to kick using your feet. This is because shinfinTM fins encourge a streamlined kick from your hips. These benefits also make them good for bodyboarding, surfing and many other fin uses.
Related reviews show shinfinTM fins being used for body surfing power and wave control, for body surfing and stand up surfing, for open water and surf swimming and by a quad amputee on a surfboard. Further reviews illustrate faster bodyboarding in the surf without hurting ankle injuries and swimming without hurting calves too.