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Eddy or RK3

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Kieterkat, May 23, 2020.

  1. Kieterkat

    Kieterkat Garibaldi

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    My eyes are crossed from reading so much! I have atomic split fins in pink, and I HATE that I can’t frog kick.

    I’m a new diver (8 or 9 dives, just open water cert, but going for advanced ASAP). I will never be a tech diver.

    All of that said, what would be a good fun for me to frog kick with diving in the Gulf or Caribbean mostly? I hate the orange for the eddy, as my gear is all black, white, and pink and I like to match, but eddy in my size is sold out. RK3 pink are dreamy. White is next choice.

    I’m a womens 9 booty (street 8.5-9 women’s US) standard from the dive shop aqualungs. Sizing help?!
     
  2. Kieterkat

    Kieterkat Garibaldi

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  3. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I started out with the Atomic "Smoke on the Water" splits and I was actually surprised that they worked OK for frog kicking. The Smoke, Red, Pink, and Purple versions are all the same "Lightweight High Energy Compound" (Yellow, Blue, Royal Blue, and Silver are "Standard Power Compound.") You should get the same performance as my smokes. That said, they really aren't designed frog kicking. Due to my own footwear-size evolution and now my son outgrowing them, I've retired them and they will be moved to the sale pile.

    Here is an active thread on fin selection: Fin selection

    I would add a couple of others to the "possible" lineup that seem to have similar characteristics to the Eddys and maybe pros/cons for you:

    - OMS Slipstream: I'm switching from the Slipstreams due to new larger rigid-soled boots - and trying the Eddys due to great Black Friday price and rep, but I was very happy with the Slipstreams and they will be my son's going forward.
    - Scubapro Go-Sport (color choice being a "Pro") https://www.scubaboard.com/community/threads/scubapro-go-sport.580040/ This would be my alternate choice if I hadn't gone with the Eddys and I may actually end up with a pair as they are supposedly positively buoyant and may help my chronic foot-heaviness when diving wet.

    For travel, I have a pair of Force-Fin Pros which are super-compact and light, but are not for frog ...
     
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  4. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    the rk3 non-HD is not as stiff as the eddy. if you want a stiff fin, then go with the eddy. the scubapro go sport is the other option if you want color, and felt a little stiffer than the rk3, but again not as stiff as the eddy
     
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  5. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Orange is the new pink? The Eddy fins are great for frog kicking and the other precise positioning kicks you'll learn down the line, and the foot pocket is very comfortable. Looking at the web site, though, it appears that the S/Ms are out of stock in all colors, so the question is moot at this point. Dive Gear Express has the Slipstreams in M, which are very similar. They're black.
     
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  6. drrich2

    drrich2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Have you reached out to Deep6 about the Eddy colors? I dive a pair of black Eddies, and on their website just now, I see orange and light blue, and at the photo atop that I see black, white and what looks like orangey yellow.

    Maybe they've got a pair of a color you'd like laying around, or expect to get some soon?
     
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  7. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

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    if you're stuck on the eddy's give Cave Adventures a call. They had my XL blacks laying around as a demo. Great service and I will def be going back to them, when applicable.
     
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