Do you own multiple fins for different types of diving? I do, and it is because I have to. I also wish one pair were enough for cold water and tropical diving. The issue is with the type of boots I wear. For drysuit diving, I wear size XL, my rock boots with heavy-duty soles tend to come as size 45 at least, so I have to use size XL fins for cold water diving. When travelling abroad to warmer destinations, I tend to dive in my freediving full-foot fins with thin neoprene socks. Not a perfect situation; honestly, I would rather use the same fin for all my diving. Thankfully Scubapro may have found a perfect solution in the body of the new Scubapro Seawing Supernova Fins. Thanks to the innovative interchangeable foot pocket, you can now use a larger size open heel module with your rock or neoprene boots and a full-foot module on barefoot or thin neoprene socks, so let us have a look at what the new fin is all about:
Scubapro Seawing Supernova Fins - pivot type power fin
Hinge/Pivot Blade fins are the latest advancement in the long evolution of a scuba diving fin. When the first hinge/pivot fin was released, it took the world by storm and grabbed all the awards. These fins are generally manufactured from mononprene material and have a split engineered across the fin. It is argued it is an ultimate combination marriage of a paddle blade fin and a split fin. The split pivot just after the foot pocket generates a power snap designed to increase energy transfer and propel the diver through the water with better efficiency and less effort. Many divers will admit that unlike the split fin, which is not a great frog kicker, this type of fin is the best in both worlds. It gives you high power while swimming straight and provides low-speed manoeuvrability even in frog kicking mode.
Scubapro Seawing Supernova Fins - the best of both worlds
The new Scubapro Seawing Supernova fins offer a revolutionary two-piece design - the foot pocket is detachable from the blade. The new system allows folding the fins for transportation or changing the foot pocket from open heel to full-foot, making Supernovas an exceptionally versatile piece of equipment for confined and open water swimming/diving. Whether you are cold, temperate, or tropical waters scuba diver, these excellent pivot fins will cover many of your diving scenarios and make transportation easier. The Open heel foot pocket features an upgraded, heavy-duty bungee strap that allows micro-adjustments to accommodate different boot types.
The Scubapro Seawing Supernova pivot fins are made from wear-resistant monoprene polymer and will serve you well for many years to come. The fins are sold as an open heel version with the full-foot conversion kit.The Scubapro Seawing Supernova Full Foot Pocket sold separately to the open heel fin is designed explicitly for Seawing Supernova Fins, so you can use your pivot fin blades in tropical waters or even swimming pool conditions. There is no need to have multiple fins for different diving environments - all you need to do is change your foot pocket from open heel to full-foot conversation kit! Et voila!
What's in the box with open heel fins: 1 Pair of Seawing Supernova fins; MFS Multi-Tool; 2 sets of Lock Plates; SCUBAPRO Boat Bag.
Seawing Supernova Fins - Open Heel fin on the left and full-foot conversion to the right
The benefits of open heel fins
The benefits of full foot fins
Scubapro Seawing Supernova Fins Highlights
The Scubapro Seawing Supernova pivot type fin is the latest development of this successful line of Scubapro products. These fins are suitable for all scuba divers looking for a futuristic design, reliable performance and customisable, multi-purpose usage.
The Scubapro Supernova fins, winner of the prestigious, internationally-recognised Red Dot Award for product design, offer even better power than its predecessor. The improved (PCT) Pivot Control Technology design -pre-sets the blade movement in the range between 40-50 degrees making perfect forward power transition.
- Central Panel Membrane - the whole paddle attack kick is adjusted, providing easier kicking and maximum power when needed.
- Innovative Blade Shape is shorter and more manoeuvrable in use but provides an excellent power transfer.
- PCT - Pivot Control Technology is optimising attack at the angle of 40-50 degrees at all times providing ultimate power transfer
- Twin-Tip Winglets improve water flow around the fin's surface, improving efficiency in both standard and frog kicks.
- To Piece Design with blades and foot pockets interchangeable allowing high customisation and change between the open heel and full foot pocket.
- Suitable for cold water and warm water diving with interchangeable blades and connected with simple locking plates and MSF multitool supplied with every fin. It assembles and exchanges readily.
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