Need tough, light-weight fins? + About half the weight of foot flippers. + Under 300g (10oz) each. + Flatter & easier to pack. + Secure strapping system. + Don’t break or fall off. + Tough hi-tech flexible polyurethane. + Integral moulded buckles. + Quality, replaceable, natural rubber straps. + No foot pocket to tear like regular flippers. + Tough, light fins that last you for years.
Light Tough Fins: flexible polyurethane, secure rubber straps
Do you wish your fins were so light you hardly notice them?
shinfin™ leg fins are so light and tough because they don’t have a foot pocket and your leg gives them extra stiffness. The fin centre wraps around the front of your shin, held securely by the rubber straps. So the fin gains extra stiffness from your leg. This makes them much lighter. In fact, they are about half the weight of regular foot flippers. They are also much tougher than regular flippers. These light tough fins are injection moulded from high quality, flexible polyurethane and basically unbreakable. What’s more, the rubber straps can’t slide down past your ankles so they don’t fall off in the waves. With no need for a foot pocket, they are also flatter and easier to pack.
Have you ever wondered why regular flippers are so heavy? It’s because their foot pockets add extra weight for no extra blade area. Foot pockets also have two particular weak points where they break. The heel pocket or heel strap frequently tears. They also break across the toes because the fin extends unsupported from the foot pocket. Flippers are often made from cheap materials too. Where do your flippers break? Do you find flippers heavy and cumbersome?
If you want light tough fins, they should be on your legs, not on your feet. Will you enjoy light fins that are easier to kick? Maybe you want tough fins that last longer? Or do you need more secure fins that don’t fall off in the surf? Perhaps you need these light tough fins because they are easier to pack for your travels and won’t break on your holiday? Read on to learn more. Or contact me. I’d love to discuss how shinfin™ leg fins will help you.
Lighter than 300g (10oz) per fin with strap
They are as light as lightweight running shoes. You hardly feel them. No foot pocket means they are much thinner. The fins gain extra stiffness from being strapped to your leg, so they are lighter for the correct flex. The polyurethane material is also very strong for low weight. These design features all combine to make them the lightest sport fins. Lightweight fins increase your efficiency in the water. This lightness, combined with having no foot pocket, means your feet feel really free and natural. [Regular flippers are generally about twice as heavy, sometimes more. They need a heavy foot pocket and a heavier blade because it extends unsupported from your toes.]
Tough polyurethane fins
These fins are made from tough polyurethane with excellent flex rebound and energy recovery. They are extremely durable and will last you many years of regular use. They don’t break. The polyurethane is a high technology engineering grade. Whilst it is many times more expensive than regular foot flipper materials, you really gain from this. [Flippers are made from cheaper plastics and rubbers that degrade and tear more easily.]
Tough integrated buckles
The buckles are integrally moulded with the fins. In other words, the buckles are just another part of the fin polyurethane. It’s all moulded as one part. So there are no separate buckles to break or lose. [Some flippers have separate buckles that break, jam with sand or get lost.]
Easy to pack
Because they have no foot pocket, they are flatter and easier to pack neatly in your bag. So these light tough fins are easy to pack for your travels. [Flippers are much heavier and bulky to pack, mainly because of their foot pockets.]
Quality, replaceable natural rubber straps
The straps are made from grippy, high quality natural rubber. They do have UV protection for long life, although it is still best not to leave them lying in the sun for too long. It is also best to rinse after use, especially if used in a chlorine swimming pool. The straps are replaceable and spare straps are available from this website. [Flippers are useless once the foot pocket tears or the heel strap breaks.]
They don’t fall off
The straps go twice around the thinnest part of your leg, just above your ankle. So they don’t slide down over your wider heel. And they don’t slide up over your wider calf muscles. They stay on securely in waves and during the most demanding of water sports. So these light tough fins don’t need extra fin saver leashes, saving money and hassle. [Flippers often fall off in waves, never to be seen again. The beaches and sea bed are littered with flippers!]