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    Fin length?

    Why do they recommend not using long fins for bodyboarding? I don't drop knee and I'd like more thrust/power/speed to be able to get out into the line up. Would a long snorkeling fin be beneficial to me?

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    Well im not sure. I know that the shorter fins are for quick bursts of speed, and i would guess the longer ones are for more power...go with a pair of viper fins.

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    I use Tech 2s. I wouldnt say they are long but they are not too short. They are just about perfect in my opinion. And for they dont recommend using long fins is because they could actually weigh/ slow you down. They are used for more under water movement rather than top water movement, if that makes any sense haha.

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    I now have a pair of fairly long full foot fins. There the u.s. divers full foot proflex diving fin. They work great. They have a long very flexible fin. I find they have much more thrust and snap than the short ones I used to have. You can go for longer with less effort and much less torque put on the ankle joint. I used to have the u.s. divers/aqua lung trek fin and it really puts a lot of strain on your ankle joint and it didn't give the same amount of thrust and of course very little snap compared to the long fin.

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    i have always used shorter fins ( i do dropknee on occasion) and havent suffered from lack of power. Im using Mike Stewart Viper Fins and have no problem getting out in large swell and fighting the current. the only problem is that my feet get a lil ate up, but that comes with the territory

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    haha i wouldnt use diving fins. it maaaaaay have alil more speed. but itll prolly cause some drag while riding the wave. i use allys made for DK there comfortable which is always imortant!(blisters suck) but they still have great thrust. i love em!

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    i used toobs blunt cuts and i loved them. they are alittle shorter tho

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    Only One Option!

    Tech 2's all the way, baby!

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    besides, i dont think you want to look like a dumb ass out there lol, might as well stick with the fins made for bodyboarding lol. just man up and build those muscles lol