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About Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black

The Kinesis EX fin utilizes the patented Optimal Pivot Blade (OPB) technology to increase kick efficiency, minimize fatigue and maximize acceleration Effortless propulsion with optimum thrust During the kick cycle the structure of traditional fins creates a limit to the angle of which the blade can flex This limit allows only a small part of the fin blade to push water in the direction of the kick, while the remaining part pushes the water in the opposite direction, reducing the diver's forward thrust The O P B system causes the blade to flex at an optimal angle during both the upward and downward strokes This optimal angle allows the majority of the blade to push a larger volume of water in the proper direction and greatly increase efficiency All of the diver's kicking effort translates into positive thrust Traditional fins produce lower levels of thrust at different points in the kicking cycle with substantial differences between the maximum and minimum values The O P B system produces optimal thrust throughout every phase of the kicking cycle, which minimizes fatigue and produces a more fluid movement through the water

The Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black is commonly used for SCUBA and more. The Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Recreational Diver among others. The Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black Features

  • OPB System
  • Increased Kick Efficiency
  • Minimized Fatigue
  • Maximized Acceleration
  • Quick Release Buckles

Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black Specifications

Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, Small, X-Large
Shoe Size Small Medium X-Large
Mens 4-7 8-10 11-15
Womens 5-8 9-11 12-16
For sizing purposes; If you wear a boot with a hard sole, add one size to your regular shoe size.

Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black Customer Reviews

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Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Accommodates boots (7)
  • Efficient (6)
  • Comfortable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA (7)
    • Recreation (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
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      • Recreational diver (4)

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    5.0

    Strong fin!

    By Thumper

    from Jacksonville, NC

    About Me Advanced Diver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Power finning

      Comments about Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black:

      Great fin for long surface or sub-surface fins.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

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      5.0

      Great

      By Chris

      from New York, NY

      About Me Novice Diver

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA

        Comments about Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black:

        Tried these snorkeling a few times and I found them good, but more effective for scuba diving. Great propulsion!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

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        5.0

        Not for snorkeling, great for SCUBA

        By evac93rd

        from Conyers, GA

        About Me Recreational Diver

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        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Efficient
        • Lots of toe room

        Cons

        • Tips droop a bit

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA

        Comments about Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black:

        I enjoy these fins but there are a few things that you should realize before buying them.

        - The tips droop a bit and when you giant stride you have to REALLY concentrate on keeping that leading fin tip up or you run the risk of a face plant.

        - These are fairly stiff fins and will propel you very efficiently thru the water with a scissors kick. They will not work well with a bicycle or flutter kick. This is not a flaw in their design, but rather just a result of their design.

        - Because of the two factors listed above, I find it much easier to perform surface swims with these fins while on my back. The trade off is better propulsion while actually diving.

        - I would not recommend these fins for snorking unless you have no other choice.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

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        4.0

        Stiff Fins

        By Drowning Dan

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA

          Comments about Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black:

          These fins are very efficient. They are also very stiff. I guess the two go hand in hand. To be comfortable in these you have to strap them on very tight or you will end up with foot cramps. After my first dives with them I realized this. You have to stretch the rubber straps to the limit so I recommend replacing the straps Because I know mine are going to break. they are also a little loose which probably made the problem worse. Do not flutter kick in these. Also these are no good for snorkeling on the surface. They require long slow kicks to be most effective.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

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          4.0

          Very Nice Fins!

          By Salty Bill

          from Salt Lake City, Utah

          About Me Advanced Diver

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accommodates Boots
          • Comfortable
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • SCUBA

            Comments about Sherwood Kinesis EX Open heel fins, Black:

            I like these fins very much!
            OK, so here's the scoop...yes, I've tried the split-fins and yes they are very comfortable, allow you to flutter kick instead of scissor kick, and require less energy to use. But, they only work well in calm, easy, very recreational diving. If you dive with any extra or heavy equipment, or dive in areas with surge or currents, you will want the stiffer full fins.
            I'm a 9 in a boot and I purchased the M/L fins. They fit my boot snuggly and are very comfortable all the time. These fins generate a lot of power and propel my larger 200+ lbs. frame through the water very efficiently.
            If you have a flutter or bycycle style kick then I'd probably recommend passing on these fins. But if you have a regular, scissor style kick then these fins will work very well for you.

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            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

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            Shopper  These fins will be good for a boot of the size 11?
            LeisurePro S  Yes, I would recommend the XLarge.
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