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스쿠버다이빙 장비 선택 가이드 #1 오리발 편 | Scuba Diving FINs


Hello, I am Sam from DIVENOW KOREA. Today’s Scuba Diving Equipment Selection Guide We have prepared a video on what to consider when choosing a fins. Find out what kind of fins are right for your diving pattern and style We will also recommend pins from well-known brands. Please watch today’s video until the end. Before we get started, scuba diving equipment It’s best to use the right gear for the situation you’re diving in. If you have money, it’s best to have the right equipment for the situation. But buying all the equipment is actually a bit difficult, Choose the equipment that best suits your diving pattern and style. You can reduce your double spending later. So let’s start with this fins selection guide video Through the equipment selection guide videos I would like to help you choose the right equipment for you. And I will review every detail of the equipment I have We will also prepare videos for your reference before purchase. About the subjective content Thank you for your understanding in advance. So what kind of fins will suit me according to your diving pattern and style And let’s see what else we need to consider. First of all, where you dive mainly is the most important criteria in choosing a flipper. If you don’t have much diving experience yet If I’m not sure whether the area I’ll dive in will be domestic or overseas We recommend you rent it until you have a pattern for the time being. If you are planning to dive or dive in Korea It is a good idea to keep an open heel fins in mind. The open heel fins come with a foot pocket and straps for the feet. Since the straps are tightened, you should wear boots to protect your ankles. Since domestic water is relatively cooler than tropical seas abroad, To protect the body temperature, people often dive over 5mm thick boots. Therefore, even if you wear thick boots, feet can fit into the foot pocket Open heel fins are suitable. There are two types of tightening straps, buckle type and spring type. Buckle type is usually made of plastic It can be broken if it is used for a long time or hit hard place. Although the spring form is a bit more expensive than the buckle type, It is easy to pull it off and put it on, so you can reduce the preparation time. It is recommended to use spring type if possible. To buy an open heel type pin, you must buy boots. In addition to the thickness of the part covering the foot Since the thickness of the sole and the thickness of the guard to protect the front and heel vary by manufacturer and model, It’s usually a good idea to buy products from the brand of the pin you want to buy. If you plan to dive or plan to dive in tropical waters overseas, Full foot fins are recommended to wrap around your feet like shoes. Diving in the tropical seas is better than diving in cold water The suits and boots are also thinner, and the overall equipment is simpler. Full-foot fins are worn like shoes without a strap. Because the fins themselves are simple and can be worn in thin boots or neoprene socks that come to the bare feet or ankles It is concise without lumps. Aside from this, sometimes you just dive with rash guards and board shots in a very hot sea without a suit. You can be a fashion terrorist by wearing long boots that rise above your ankles. For those who value aesthetics, this is why they prefer full footing. And even though I use the full foot type We recommend wearing a 3mm short boots or neoprene sox and choosing the size. Sometimes you dive abroad Beach diving may require you to walk off the pin to your point of entry. One example is Saipan Laulau Beach Point. This point is made of stones, not sand Sometimes there are things that your feet can cut like a shell Walking barefoot is very difficult and dangerous. You can think of it as almost impossible. You can also wear boots on a boat to protect your feet from accidents. We recommend that you wear boots or socks in the full foot type. Just wear boots or socks You should choose one size larger than the size you wear barefoot. This must be taken into account when purchasing. If you have chosen the shape of the pin, let’s look at the blade. Blades are generally wider and longer, which means better propulsion. Because the driving force is generated by pushing the water The larger the area of ​​contact with water, the better the driving force. Long blade pins are more likely to bend the tip of the pin when kicking a prog kick, making it more suitable for flutter kicks that swing up and down. On the contrary, the wide blade pins are likely to collide with each other when hitting the flutter kick, making them suitable for prog kicks. And the harder the pin, the softer the pin Water can be pushed harder for better propulsion. Even the same type of pin may have different strength depending on the color of the pin. For higher propulsion, choose a harder pin. However, it is not good to wear a high driving force unconditionally. To push a lot of water out, or It can be rather poisonous for those with weak legs and ankles. If you have good legs and ankles, It is better to choose a pin of general strength and length. If you are diving in Korea and have a dry suit, Dry suits are very large, unlike regular boots Foot pockets should be about one size larger than normal boots. It is recommended to purchase a pin for dry suit only. Due to the nature of dry suits, air can also enter the boot side, causing buoyancy. If you use a pin heavier than a light one It can offset the buoyancy on the boot side, making it more comfortable to swim. If you want to cover both overseas and domestic with one pin Both open heel forms are available, but full foot forms are not suitable for domestic use. It is recommended to purchase open heel fins. The next thing to consider One of the things to consider when choosing all the equipment is weight. If you are only going to the place where you can drive by car in Korea, If you need to travel by plane, such as overseas or Jeju Island Luggage weight is always a concern. Low cost airlines are usually limited to 15kg / 1 free baggage Excessive weight can cause losing the meaning of low cost airlines. So if you plan to dive abroad often, Reducing the weight of the equipment can reduce the stress of future loads. But usually lightweight products are expensive or not very durable. We recommend that you buy products that are well known and have good reviews. So far, we have looked at some things to consider before buying some pins. I go abroad but I’m going to dive in Korea I think you can buy an open heel fin and 5mm boots rather than a full foot type You’re more familiar with flutter kicks than frog kicks, so you can avoid pins that are too wide from side to side. Now I think you’ve got this much sense. But there are some people who aren’t sure how to find that pin. I had the same problem. So I’m going to introduce some of the representative pins. Usually well-known and have a lot of users So buying products that have pros and cons is less likely to fail. If you do not like other people’s unique products We recommend that you buy products that are well known and have many users. Before introducing, I will introduce the pins that I have used or know. If you have a preference for a particular pin, let me say again that this is a very subjective preference. It would be nice to have some reference to your choice. First is open heel type pin. I can tell you about Scuba Pro jet pin, OMS slimstream, Divelite XT pin, Mares QuattroPlus. First of all, the SCUBAPRO jet pins have good propulsion but they are rather heavy. It has blades suitable for prog kick rather than flutter kick. I’m using a jet pin when I wear a dry suit. OMS slimstream is in the form of a jet pin, but is lighter than a jet pin due to its reduced weight. I haven’t tried it but I want the propulsion of the jet pin If you have weak ankle, I think it will be fine. Next up is the Dvrite XT pin. These pins are made of a material called monoplane synthetic resin, not raw rubber. Known as a pin with excellent momentum for effort. Both flutter kick and frog kick are suitable Due to its moderate weight, many divers use it. Lastly, Maresa’s QuattroPlus pin. Personally, this is the pin I use the most. The lightest of the products I mentioned This helps divers keep their lower body in a trim position. The blade is rather flexible, so the driving force is weak. I’ve used it to do less for a good propulsion pin like the jet pin. Most of them seem to have no problem at all on dive sites. Next is a full foot pin. It is no exaggeration to say that the full-foot pin is almost exclusively in the domestic market. It’s made that well and it’s a good performance. I’ve never used a full foot pin from another company We will introduce the product range of GULL company by type. GULL’s full-foot pins can be said to be Muffins, Super Muffins, and Warp Pins. Blade size and length are increased in order of mu

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