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7+ Benefits | Light Tough Fins

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.

Are shinfin™ fins tough & durable to last many years?

  • Author

  • Tough-durable

    I have been disappointed to find that regular fins aren’t very durable. They often break and don’t seem to last very long, probably because their need for foot pockets causes a fundamental design weakness.

    The main failure points are related to the foot pocket. Either the foot pocket tears at the heel, the heel strap breaks or the blade snaps where it connects to the foot pocket. The design and materials seem to be unsuited to the stresses they incur during use.

    Are these leg fins, buckles and straps all tough and durable enough to last a long time?

  • Marc (Inventor)

    Yes, the fins are extremely tough and durable and will last you many years of regular use. They don’t break like regular fins.

    This is partly because they don’t have a foot pocket to tear or a heel strap to break.

    But it is also because the fins with their integral buckles, are moulded in one piece from high-tech engineering grade polyurethane. It has excellent flex recovery, excellent resistance to tears and abrasions, and excellent UV resistance. There are no separate buckles to break or lose.

    The straps are tough, high quality natural rubber with UV protection. For best life, please rinse after use and store away from the sun. Whilst very durable, as with all good natural rubbers they will degrade slowly over a few years. Replacement straps are available from this website.

    This all means that they stay on securely in waves too, so you don’t lose them.

    So you can look forward to enjoying them for many years.

    Cheers, Marc.

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