Scubapro Seawing Gorilla Diving Fin

A Review

Scubapro Seawing Gorilla Diving Fin Review

Overview

The Seawing Gorilla from Scubapro is a development to the popular Scubapro Gorilla of the 80’s. It is a much welcome development because it provides more power, the efficiency of use, speedy response and better frog-kick styling. Beyond this, it comes with more comfort and efficiency of use for scuba divers. So if you have known the old Seawing and loved its output, you will find the Seawing Gorilla exceedingly dynamic and sophisticated for use. In this Scubapro Seawing Gorilla review, we are set to explore the creativity behind this high-grade scuba diving fin while analyzing its features and characteristics too.

The Seawing Nova Gorilla is designed with a thoroughly engineered footplate and co-molded grip pads that ensure divers get a good level of non-skid footing even on very slippery surface like boat decks or dive ladders. This rather simplistic feature can be life-saving when you need it most. It also comes with the custom-made self-adjusting heel strap which is fabricated with marine-grade bungee.

The bungee system of the Gorilla has one of the best elastics material among scuba fins available today. Also, it is resistant to rust and corrosion and has a soft heel pad with over-sized finger loop which makes it comfortable and easy to get off or on.

As a successor of the popular Scubapro Gorilla, the Seawing has gone through the best fine-tuning possible for an improved scuba fin. This makes it come with more power, speed, and flexibility to deliver the most advanced diving experience you can imagine. The Seawing Gorilla employs the use of a special additive in its compound which makes it get more stiffness and snap in the blade. The result is more power and control for scuba divers who like a stiffer fin that has more feedback. The stiffer blade also allows for more effective sculling, frog-kicking and back-kicking, which makes it an excellent choice for tech divers.

Scubapro Seawing Gorilla Review

One of the outstanding feature of the Gorilla that gives it a superb efficiency is its well-articulated joint. This allows it gain momentum and surges on with unparalleled abilities each time it is flapped. Also, the pivot control technology makes sure that divers get the best angle of thrusting is achieved regardless of how hard or softly you thrust. In a nutshell, you a rugged and highly sophisticatedly responsive scuba fin when you opt for the Scubapro Seawing Gorilla. It is arguably the best regarding technology and builds.

The secret to the Gorilla Nova design is the articulated joint that allows the blade to pivot allowing the entire blade to generate thrust. Pivot control technology ensures the most efficient angle of attack is maintained no matter how hard or softly you kick, generating thrust without drag or wasted energy. Gorilla Nova incorporates clean water blade geometry for optimum propulsion. Water is free to flow onto the working section of the blade, resulting in drag reduction and a thrust increase. Variable pivot control ribs ensure that the most efficient angle of attack is maintained across all strengths of kick.

Comfort is felt with Gorilla’s ergonomic foot pocket with extended heel plate that insuring ultimate power transmission with less leg strain. Durable Monprene construction makes Seawing virtually indestructible and wing tips arc upwards, increasing high-speed stability. The Fins have marine quality bungee heel strap with custom adjustment system for total comfort and convenience. Fins are available in four sizes from Small to X-Large and are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

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Specs

Material Monprene
Blade Type Vented Blades
Foot Type Open Heel
Weight 4.5 lbs.

 

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Features

  • Award-Winning Seawing Gorilla Nova Fins
  • Fine-Tuned to Provide Increase in Stiffness and Snap
  • More Power, More Speed
  • Better Frog-Kick-Ability
  • Legendary Comfort and Efficiency
  • Ideal for Diving in Demanding Conditions!
  • Articulated Joint Allows Blade to Pivot Allowing Entire Blade to Generate Thrust
  • Pivot Control Technology Ensures Most Efficient Angle of Attack
  • Thrust Without Drag or Wasted Energy
  • Clean Water Blade Geometry for Optimum Propulsion
  • Ergonomic Foot Pocket with Extended Heel Plate
  • Durable Monprene Indestructible Construction
  • Wing Tips Arc Upwards, Increasing High-Speed Stability
  • Marine Quality Bungee Heel Straps
  • Custom Adjustment System
  • 4 Sizes from Small to X-Large


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Articulated joint pivots to generate thrust
  • Clean water blade geometry for propulsion
  • Constructed with durable monoprene
  • Upward directed wing tips for stability
  • Suitable design for frog kicking

CONS:
  • It is relatively costly to purchase

 

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Editors’ Opinion

The Seawing Nova Gorilla is designed with a thoroughly engineered footplate and co-molded grip pads that ensure divers get a good level of non-skid footing even on very slippery surface like boat decks or dive ladders.

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