This is the ideal fin for developing the correct monofin technique. A must for all beginners and a useful tool for experienced monofin swimmers to continue technique development. The Model 1 fin has a 70cm wide blade which is slightly wider than the Model 2 ( 66cm), the M2 is more suited to women. The Model 1 blade is hand tapered yellow or black fiberglass with colored rubber foot pockets. Color options are not offered by the manufacturer.
Long Distance / Soft Blade: This is ideal for long distance finswimmers or recreational freedivers who intend to use it for long distance open ocean swimming, specialized techniques or are petite.
Medium Distance/Medium Stiffness Blade: Suitable for all freedivers (DYN & CWT) and middle distance finswimmers.
Sprint Distance/Hard Blade: Suitable for sprint distance finswimmers. This fin is not normally recommended for freedivers.
For freediving or recreational monofin use, we highly recommend ordering up one size. These fins are designed for maximum transmission of energy between the body to fin and therefore the foot pockets are designed to be worn tight. Yes, it is uncomfortable to start with, but with time your foot will get accustomed to its use.
The ‘mm’ refers to the manufacturers foot pocket sizing, we have added the European size equivalents. If you are not familiar with your European foot size please consult the converter chart online, or you are also welcome to submit your foot measurements to a Pro Shop Staff.
220mm = EU 36
240mm = EU 37-38
250mm = EU 39
260mm = EU 40
270mm - EU 41
280mm = EU 42
290mm = EU 43
300mm = EU 44
310mm = EU 45
320mm = EU 46+
Ordering & Delivery
Delivery time will depend on whether or not your specific fin size and stiffness combination is currently in stock. In stock items will be shipped within 48hrs, combinations that are not in stock will be special ordered. Special orders will be shipped to you direct from the manufacturer usually take 3 weeks for delivery, and there is no difference in shipping rates! Simply order and we will notify you of delivery times.
All FII Pro Shop items are returnable within 30 days of purchase in a new & unused condition with the buyer covering all shipping expenses.
We highly recommend clients to pay special attention when trying on a new monofin: 1) Wet the foot pocket with water, 2) Lay plenty of towels down to protect the underside of the fin, 3) Lubricate foot with baby shampoo/any basic shampoo or body wash, 3) Sitting down with the wet monofin on top of the towels slide your foot into the pockets one by one, 4) test for fit (remember it will be tight, but does the length of the foot match the foot pocket?), 5) gently remove feet from foot pocket, rinse with fresh water & dry off with towels.
Unreturnable fins: finger nail marks around the rubber foot pocket, scratches in the unshaved fibergalss (bottom of pool), sand in rubber, etc
All monofins come with a detailed information pamphlet covering our recommendations for care and maintenance along with assisting you on developing the correct technique.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to call the Freediving Pro Shop before ordering on + 1 954 323 2222 (9am - 5pm, EST).