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The rugged RK3 was de­signed with an over­size foot pocket to ac­com­mo­date dry­suit boots, but even our wet­suit-clad divers were able to ap­pre­ci­ate this tecori­ented fin. We ex­pected it to de­liver ef­fec­tive frog kicks, but sur­pris­ingly, it also earned a per­fect score for flut­ter kick­ing. Its wide, some­what stubby blade ( just over 21 inches in size large) al­lows pre­cise nav­i­ga­tion in tight spots, earn­ing the high­est marks for ma­neu­ver­abil­ity in its cat­e­gory, with easy back­ing and he­li­copter turns. While some wet­suit-clad divers found the foot pocket roomy, the fin stayed snug thanks to an ef­fec­tive and er­gonomic spring strap. A few divers griped that the strap fea­tured a solid tab rather than a hole for their fin­gers, but oth­ers found don­ning and doff­ing to be, as one diver noted, “smooth as but­ter.”

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