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Apeks RK3 HD fin

Discussion in 'Apeks' started by JustinLoos1985, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. JustinLoos1985

    JustinLoos1985 DIR Practitioner

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    Can anyone confirm by picture that the Apeks RK3 HD fin has a “70” on the inside of the foot pocket?

    I have the original rk3 and recently bought HD ones online. However, they are the same exact weight as the original RK3. I think they sent the wrong ones. It’s my understanding the only visual difference between the two is a “70” on the inside of the foot pocket.
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    "Please Note: The Apeks RK3 HD version look exactly the same as the regular RK3 version.
    The only defining feature is a small number 70 inside the foot pocket."

    but if they weigh the same dude?????????????
     
  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    I don't have an HD to look at, but my dealer's guide says the size L in the original is 5.5 pounds per pair, and the HD is 6.25 pounds per pair.

    The UK site says size L RK3 is 1.19kg per fin, and RK3HD is 1.4kg per fin.

    So yes, you should definitely be able to measure the weight difference with a luggage scale, even though it seems the US docs rounded to the nearest 1/4 pound so they don't quite line up.
     
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  4. Peter Slater

    Peter Slater Solo Diver

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    Yes can confirm. There is a small 70 in the foot pocket, a quarter of an inch away from the back eyelet.
     
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  5. JustinLoos1985

    JustinLoos1985 DIR Practitioner

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    Thanks for your responses.

    I did weigh them and there the same weight. They must have sent me the non-HD fins. The packaging says RK3 HD, that’s why I asked.
     
  6. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

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    There is definitely a weight difference between the RK3 and RK3 HD. My shop did the opposite and sent me the RK3 HD instead of the regular ones and I new the second I lifted them. Hope they fix your order they are both awesome fins!
     
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  7. JustinLoos1985

    JustinLoos1985 DIR Practitioner

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    Thank you for the replies. Much appreciated!
     
  8. LanceRiley

    LanceRiley Barracuda

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    anybody have a picture of this number 70? planning to buy one in HD
     
  9. JustinLoos1985

    JustinLoos1985 DIR Practitioner

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  10. LanceRiley

    LanceRiley Barracuda

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    oh thats the only thing you see meaning HD?
     

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