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About Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins

The New Sherwood fins utilize the patented Optimal Pivot Blade (OPB) technology to increase kick efficiency, minimize fatigue and maximize acceleration Effortless propulsion with optimum thrust 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 Open heel Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling and more. The Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced Diver among others. The Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins Features

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

Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins Specifications

Available in the Following Colors:
Blue, Yellow
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 Open heel Fins Customer Reviews

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Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins
 
4.7

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (11)
  • Efficient (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA (11)
    • Recreation (6)
    • Snorkeling (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fav of a new diver.

    Ok I just got my PADI card so Im a new diver but I found these fins very comfy and they moved me through the water with ease. I 5'9 220 so and the...Read complete review

    Ok I just got my PADI card so Im a new diver but I found these fins very comfy and they moved me through the water with ease. I 5'9 220 so and the only problem I had was tring to keep from passing the class when I was in back. my instructor asked to try them and said he likes them better than his split fins. all in all im very pleased with the fins and the price i got them for. Thanks

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    Disappointed

    I thought I knew how to use a pair of fins - until I got a pair of these. I read all of the reviews posted here and decided on buying them. From the...Read complete review

    I thought I knew how to use a pair of fins - until I got a pair of these. I read all of the reviews posted here and decided on buying them. From the first day I used them I felt as though they didn't give me much propulsion - especially against a current. To confirm what I suspected, I resorted back to the inexpensive Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins that my favorite dive shop rents to its customers. I was then able zoom through the water in those fins which were 1/3 the price. I think it has to the with the flexibility of the fins. The Sherwoods are noticably more rigid than the Mares Avantis. They just didn't work for me.

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    3.0

    Disappointed

    By Ryan

    from Bridgetown, Barbados

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Efficient

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins:

      I thought I knew how to use a pair of fins - until I got a pair of these. I read all of the reviews posted here and decided on buying them. From the first day I used them I felt as though they didn't give me much propulsion - especially against a current. To confirm what I suspected, I resorted back to the inexpensive Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins that my favorite dive shop rents to its customers. I was then able zoom through the water in those fins which were 1/3 the price. I think it has to the with the flexibility of the fins. The Sherwoods are noticably more rigid than the Mares Avantis. They just didn't work for me.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great for All sizes

      By JDG

      from Coral Springs, Fl

      About Me Beginner

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      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA
        • Snorkeling
        • Travel

        Comments about Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins:

        I am 6'3" and 250+ pounds. I was debating on these, the Scubapro Seawing Nova , and split fins. Boy am I glad I choose these. They fit phenomenally with boots, they have good straps, they look fantastic and perform even better. The propulsion, the agility and the design make for an excellent all around fin for normal size and us heavier guys as well. I prefer these over teh splits by a mile, and just a bit better then the seawings.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too wide

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        5.0

        very nice fins

        By RA

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Efficient
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA

          Comments about Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins:

          very easy fins to kick yet generate enough power to go through strong current. love these fins. also very light weight. super easy to take them off in the water, too. would buy them again!

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

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          5.0

          Like Mares Volo

          By MOtto

          from Clayton, CA

          About Me Divemaster

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • SCUBA

            Comments about Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins:

            I had Volos before and use these fins as a replacement .
            We went spearfishing with my buddy (he still has Volos) and I had no problem to stay beside him. Good fins for good price.

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

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            4.0

            ZOOOM!

            By Russell

            from Northern California

            About Me Advanced Diver

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accommodates Boots
            • Comfortable
            • Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recreation
              • SCUBA

              Comments about Sherwood Kinesis Open heel Fins:

              Great flipper OH! I mean fin. Having fun. Great product.

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

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              BOB R  My old stiff fins were slow and caused leg fatigue. These are so much easier to navigate with. Love them.
              Jon F  I tried a pair of these a friend loaned me, they had a metal spring type strap. The ones you picture are rubber straps? Whta gives Thanks
              JEANINE M  I bought these in 2006 and they are exactly like the picture - rubber straps.
              Shopper  I just purchesed from leisure pro a pair of kinesis fins and it came with a plastic insert inside the fin what is this for. Is it a filler. thanks Frank
              LeisurePro S  It is to maintain the shape of the fin pocket during storage and shipping. You can keep them if you like, they help keep the foot pocket from getting crunched down but most peopel just toss them in the trash.
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