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Old 07-02-2013
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Default Which Snorkel?

Hi Again,

I was thinking of getting a snorkel for part of my freestyle drilling - which one would you choose.

1)Finis standard snorkel

2)Finis freestyle snorkel

3)Cressi dry snorkel

Or any other recommendation.

Most interested in your opinions

Kind Regards

Chris
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Old 07-02-2013
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Finis Standard Snorkel.
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Old 07-02-2013
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Finis Standard Snorkel.
I agree 100% with Charles. The standard snorkel is by far the best one. I have used the finis snorkel since 1997. During that time, I have only replaced the main snorkel once.
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Old 07-03-2013
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The Freestyler snorkel (by finis) is supposedly designed for promoting neutral head position. So it wouldn't be a bad choice neither. However I find that the standard snorkel does allow neutral head position anyway, so I see no benefits in using the freestyler.
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Old 07-03-2013
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Default Anyone Tried Cressi

Thanks for that useful information - sounds like standard is the best choice from finis.

Has anyone tried the cressi dry snorkel, I was curious as Amazon buyers give it a five star rating.

Any feedback most welcome.

Thanks Again

Chris
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Old 07-04-2013
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Has anyone tried the cressi dry snorkel, I was curious as Amazon buyers give it a five star rating.
If you can only afford one snorkel and you also intend to do lots of ocean snorkeling, the Cressi is a good one to get. I've seen others use this type of snorkel doing laps in the pool. Since it sits on the side of the head, I'm not sure if it would make you off-balance or interfere if you want to roll or rotate to that side of the head/body.

If you only intend to use a snorkel to improve your swimming technique, then the Finis is a better option. One of the benefits of the the Finis is that it's not attached to your goggle / mask so it's quick and easy to put on and take off between laps or drills.
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Thanks for that very useful information, I'll try the finis

Chris
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Old 07-04-2013
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Im not sure what mine is, i think a finis.
They are a great tool and especially for an off swimming day for me where nothing seems right so i put on the snorkel and superman glide and relax with a slow kick up and down the pool for ages trying to imprint the balanced position and trust me i have plenty of these days.
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