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Scubapro Twin Jet Max Scuba Fin Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro Twin Jet Max Scuba Fin Review Posted in: Between $101-$250, Fins

Scubapro’s Twin Jet Max is a dual-material split fin, giving it stiffness while retaining flexibility. The blades also have channeling side rails and drag-reducing vents, so the design delivers on its promise of minimizing stress on the ankles and calves, and requiring very little effort to bring back from kicking. The fins are also very stable and maneuverable. Add in the soft, open-toe rubber foot pocket and the spring straps which comes as standard on the Twin Jet Max, and you have a very comfortable, easily worn and used pair of dive fins.

However, reviewers and consumers have decidedly mixed regarding the propulsive power of the Twin Jet Max fins. Scuba Diving rated the fins as markedly underpowered, which is disappointing for a fin with such a high price tag. Dive magazine in the UK described the fins as delivering “the most power” of any split fin design they had tested. Consumers thought Scubapro’s fins didn’t deliver a lot of power per kick, concurring with Scuba Diving, but they did indicate that kicking required almost no effort.

Another odd point for the Twin Jet Max is the weight. The fins are positively buoyant and weigh in at 2 lbs, 9 oz (1.1 kg). Dive thought the fins were noticeably heavy, but some consumers thought the positive buoyancy on the fins was so great that they needed to wear ankle weights to compensate.

Dive Gear Reviews thinks that the conflicting opinions regarding the Scubapro Twin Jet Max make the open-heel version a fin to avoid. The fins are underpowered for their high price tag, and might prove awkward to use. The full-foot fins are markedly cheaper, especially for a split-fin design, and therefore might be worth risking the potential problems. The fins come in both open-heel and full-foot designs (as previously noted), and in blue, red, yellow and graphite.

Average Price: $180 for open-heel fins, $90 for full-foot fins.

Side Note: Do not confuse the Twin Jet Max fins with Scubapro’s regular Twin Jet fins. The latter are no longer made, but remain widely available on the market. These are easily identified by their all-rubber construction.