The V-5 has a five inch blade, and is designed to be an all-purpose fin for bodyboarding, bodysurfing, and lifeguarding. The vertical side rails are slanted down to a narrow tip. The V-5 is very light weight and has excellent acceleration, maneuverability, tracking, and burst speed. Th V-5 Model features less blade surface than the V-7, allowing for shorter and quicker kicks.
The V-5 FLEX is the same fin as the V-5. However, it has a blade that is slightly more flexible, and therefore requires less effort to kick.