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    looking for new fins for practice

    My Kiefer fins broke last night after 4 years. Now I need a new set. I'm looking at --TYR sport burner as the replacement.
    Anyone with these have a review? OR what do you use for team workouts? I wear a men's 11 1/2 or 12 with a wide foot.

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    What kind of Kiefer fins did you have before? If you're interested in short fins, I love the Kiefer silicone fins, which are much more comfortable than the typical rubber (no chafing). For long fins, I've been using Tritan brand for a while now.
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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    Kiefer silicone fins are what I have and yes they are very comfy. I was looking for something new to try.

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    I carry two sets of fins in my bag: a pair of Speedo Trialon long fins, and some Finis Zoomer short fins. I find both are relatively comfortable. I'll pull out whichever pair is more appropriate for the set or drill that I'm doing.

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    Are Finis Zoomer short fins silicone and soft or hard ?

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    For something completely different Kicks fins. Super comfy, great for UWs and acceleration off walls
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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    I'll look into those as well. Thqanx

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    forgot to mention I also have very wide feet, typically 11.5 - 12

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    Are Finis Zoomer short fins silicone and soft or hard ?
    Zoomers are soft rubber. I have wide feet also and they are very comfortable for me.

    Mine are a couple of years old and have stretched out a bit. Occasionally I'll knock one off when doing a flip turn, but no big deal.

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    Re: looking for new fins for practice

    My favorite are Speedo Switchblades. They're longer than zoomers, so they give you more power, but not so much that it inhibits your flutter kick like long fins do. I'd been a long fin wearer for 20+ years prior to this year, then switched to Switchblades. Very comfortable and I like them much better overall.

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