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Fin Recommendation

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by HoJam, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. saxman242

    saxman242 Divemaster Candidate

    I'm quite happy with my deep 6 eddy fins
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  2. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: High Springs, FL
    Dive Rite XT have been great for me.
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  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    As usual, a nice consensus :)
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  4. HoJam

    HoJam Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Toronto
    haha i was just thinking this
  5. JMBL

    JMBL Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: France
    Dove Mares Avanti Quattro for years (around 20), with wet or dry suit. Had to change them when I got my latest dry suit : large feet + rock boots, wouldn't fit in my fins and I had the largest model... While diving dry, I use Mares Avanti Plana : negatively buoyant and very stiff.
  6. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    You know, there are a lot of great fins out there: the ScubaPro jetfins have been iterated by different vendors for good reason. I personally like the Deep 6 Eddy fins for single tank backmount and sidemount. For twinsets, then I need something negative, like Hollis F1s or ScubaPro jetfins.

    If you are not in a twinset configuration, and want to use the same fins for local as you do for travel, I'd strongly suggest the Deep 6 Eddy fins as they are light and compact, and thus easier for travel.

    There are lots of great fins out there. RK3s are another option. OMS slipstream. All good fins.
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  7. MichaelMc

    MichaelMc Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Berkeley, CA
    Some lengths and weights, if considering travel.

    - Force Fin Hockey -- XL 18 x 8.5", 4.6 lb., slight negative Underwater Hockey Force Fin – Force Fin
    - Hollis F2 -- XL 19.7", 1.7 lb.
    - Aeris Accel - XL 21", < 3 lb. Accel
    - SP Jets -- 21.8", 5.25 lb. v. negative https://scubapro.johnsonoutdoors.com/fins/fins/jet-fin-w-spring-heel-strap
    - SP Go Travel -- XL 22", 2.6 lb, Scubapro Go Travel Fin
    - Deep6 Eddy -- XL 22", 2.5 lb. Deep 6 Eddy Flippers
    - APEKS RK3 -- XL 22.5 x 9.5", 2.75 lb, neutral
    - Mares Quattro Excel Plus - XL 25", 6.2 lb. Mares Excel Plus, Open Heel Fins
    - Dive Rite XT - XL 26 x 9", 6.3 lb. XT Fins with Stainless Buckles | Dive Rite

    With just blade length specs:
    - Mares Avanti Quattro - R 15" blade, 2 lb. neutral Avanti Quattro +
  8. 12th Man

    12th Man Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: J&D Ranch North Central Texas
    I'll second Scuba Pro Seawing Nova's. These by far are the best fins I've ever used, They're awesome!
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  9. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New York, New York
    I started with the Avanti Quatros. They are good but a little floppy for me. I moved over to the RK3's and absolutely love them. Getting my Deep6 Eddy's XXL tomorrow to fit a more robust boot.

    I really don't think you can go wrong with any of them. See if you can't try at least a couple of them out with your LDS although I am of the belief that it takes more than a few kicks to fall in love.
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  10. USdiver1

    USdiver1 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southwest Ohio
    It depends on what kind of diving you plan on doing. If you are going to be wearing a dry suit, a set of double cylinders and a large back mounted BC, I would recommend the SP Jet fins with steel straps. If you are going to be wearing a wet suit, a single 80 cu. ft. cylinder in either a jacket or back plate / wing BC, I would go with the Mares Quattro [also with spring straps]. The SP Jet fins are heavy and will propel a veritable building through the water, the Quattros are a lot lighter and more in the recreational rather than the technical realm.
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