We enlisted 2016 World Bodysurfing Champion for boys division 15-17 Dylan Biggerstaff gave them a go in Tahiti.
During my recent trip to Tahiti, (thanks a million to Steve and Angela at Slyde Handboards) I was fortunate enough to test out the lime green Kpaloa swim fins. The first thing I noticed was how extremely comfortable they are, and how soft the foot pocket is. After catching a few waves they really started to surprise me in how “slick” they felt when I was riding.
That meaning, they did not seem to hold me back at all, rather aid in my performance quite noticeably. Being almost perfectly symmetrical on both sides of the fin, they provided me great control and maneuverability. I was also impressed by how powerful the kick was; they really get you on the wave early and keep you in front of sections and helped me stay barreled longer and even make it out.
Being bright green they are also easily spotted in the surf if they do come off. I do not really see any downside to these fins; they are amazing. I am looking forward to using them again in the future.