The fins were really comfy on in the water as the foot pocket fit quite snug and didn’t pinch in any odd places, giving a really good overall fit with no wiggle room for maximum propulsion, (wore Oceanpro 5mm Boot).
Love the idea of the spring strap having the option of a clip as it makes it easier to either change out if they get damaged or if you have weak/cold hands and struggle to lift them over your boot at the end of a dive you can just unclip (my mum has this issue and really likes the idea)
In water the fins performed really well in a flutter kick and frog kick, I was weighted up for an aluminum single cylinder and a drysuit so had a fair amount of weight and in a surge with a slight current, they had a decent amount of power behind them. Back finning was a little more difficult as the blades themselves are quite flexible but the large side rails of the fins helped stabilize everything enabling me to still be able to get some propulsion from the fin.
Being slightly flexible did help with normal flutter kicks as it didn’t load up the knees like a lot of stiff fins on the market do making it a comfortable fin to kick with for a long duration of time.
Overall the fins were a well thought out, good performing, and comfortable recreational fin.
- The Avoca Fin is a high performance Open Heel SCUBA fin using a channeled Blade design.
- The Channels increase the surface area of the Fin and also give thrust direction improving the Fins performance.
- The Avoca works equally well with the traditional Flutter (Scissor) or Frog style of kicking and comes standard with a Spring Heel strap for ease of adjustment.