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Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:58 PM
The market price for new Force fins is too much for me - though I've heard good things about their performance.
I know I could get a pair of the regular Force fins (as opposed to the deluxe models that you can strap over top of wading boots) on ebay, but I don't know if that kind would fit over my boots - which is what I want.
Has anybody tried the cheapo alternatives like Outkast? Or would a pair of standard force fins in an XL size fit over size 10 boots?
Any info appreciated.
Posted 17 January 2005 - 09:33 AM
See the thread at:
I've used the Caddis fins for several years and always thought they worked OK. Never used anything else so I really can't compare.
Posted 17 January 2005 - 09:43 AM
The Caddis fins are just too darn heavy and are a bear to adjust. They are the older model with 6 huge, brass shoelace eyelets. They are now my loaners.
I expect disagreement with my take on Force Fins but, for me anyhow, they simply tear up my knee's. Sure they are efficent and have tons of power, but I like being able to walk after floating. On the up-stroke I think their efficiency is what hobbles me.
My use for fins is mainly lakes and ponds just to hold position against a breeze or to slowly work a shore. I also use them on SOME rivers I know to be of mild current and relatively snag-free.
Again, this is just MY take, your usage may vary!