SCUBAPRO Twin Jet Review: Max Proportion, Min Effort
They are available in both adjustable open heel and full foot, as well as in four different colors: black, blue, gray, and yellow.
There is also a difference between the colors.
The Black are negatively buoyant, more rigid and offer more traditional fining experiences, whereas the Blue, Gray, and Yellow are more flexible and are slightly positively buoyant.
In this Scubapro Twin Jet fins Review, we are going to look at some of the features which make these pair of fins a great buy, some of the good and bad features, as well as what other divers are saying about them.
Scubapro Twin Jet Review Video
The guys over at simplyscuba.com created a great video review of these fins. In the video, you can get an overview of how these fins are setup, as well as a closer look at some of its features.
Let’s Take A Closer Look At The Good And Bad Features
- Durable – The Scubapro twin jets are molded from one piece of rubber making them very durable. One of the main benefits of this is that there is not much fin maintenance and you don’t need to worry much about breaking or damaging the fins. These are a pair of fins that you should have for many years to come.
- Vented Blade – Huge vents or “jets” just below the foot-foot pocket removes portions of the fins that does not give to trust. This helps reduce drag as well as decreases resistance on the up and down stroke, saving you valuable energy throughout your dive.
- Split Fin Design – Scubapro claims that their split fin design offer 30% more efficient than your standard fin blade. Unlike traditional paddle fins that propel you forward by pushing water backward, split fins allow water to pass through the blades creating a vortex that move you forward similar to how a propeller works. This technology gives you greater maneuverability as well as decrease your efforts and fatigue during your dive. Because less power is needed to move you forward, it greatly reduces stress on your joints, which is an added perk for if you have knee or hip problems.
- Large Foot-Pockets – It comes with a large foot pocket to accommodate a drysuit boots as well as wetsuit boots. It also has a huge open at the toe end of the foot-pocket so water can drain very easily. This makes taking off the fins a snap because there is no pesky vacuum sucking your foot into the pocket.
- Adjustable Quick Release Buckle – It comes standard with swiveling quick release buckle, which makes it easy for you to don and doff the fins.
- Might take a little getting use to – If you are coming from traditional paddle fins to split fins, you might need to make an adjustment to your kicking style to truly appreciate the efficiency these fins provide.However, to appreciate their efficiency, split fins normally require you to change your standard flutter kick to a shorter stroke. You can find out more about split fins here
- No Spring Strap – Does not come standard with Scubapro spring straps. Spring straps allow you to don and doff you fins much quicker and easier without the need to make any timely adjustments.
What Are Other Divers Saying About The Twin Jet
The overall efficiency of split fins has always been a debate among scuba divers, and the Scubapro Twin Jets are now different. However, split fins lover simply adore these pair of fins, and were given a cumulative rating of 4.7 by divers at Leisurepro.com.
Divers report that they are very comfortable and increased their efficiency and maneuverability compared to other fins.
Below are a few snippets taken from reviews over at Leisurepro.
I tried these fins while on holiday and absolutely loved them! The first thing I did when I got home was looked them up on Leisure Pro and ordered myself a pair. They give you great power while being highly efficient. They are really comfortable and easy to get on/off. Heaps of room in the foot pocket! I used the blue pair and didn’t have any trouble with the positive buoyancy as opposed the negatively buoyant black ones. Get yourself a pair ASAP!!
Needed some comfortable and efficient fins to replace those stiff boards they sold me at my class. These are extremely comfortable, just the right length and stiffness and the split feature is great. Got the colored version in blue and enjoy that these float so no more lost fins in the surf! Also got the adjustable ankle weights just in case and found that 1.5 pounds was perfect with extra thick booties (two layers of sock type 5mm, very warm) The foot pocket is extra wide which helped me but may not fit everyone
Scubapro Twin Jet Size Cart
|Weight (lbs per pair)||3.5||3.8||4.25||4.8|
So, What’s The Bottom Line?
The bottom line is if you prefer efficiency and maneuverability of split fins that is both durable and comfortable then look no further than the Scubapro Twin Jets.
If you have always used paddle fins and would like to make the switch, keep in mind that they might take a little bit getting used to, and you might need to make changes to your kicking style to truly appropriate them. But, if you do make the change there no better fins to start with than these fins.
Do You Have Any Experience With These Fins?
If you or anyone you have used the Scubapro Twin Jet Fins and would like to share your experience. Let us know by posting a comment below.