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fin weight options- advice please

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by lermontov, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
    I have a pair of Holliss F1 which i really like and i like the stiffness but theyre slightly heavy and my feet drop when im stationery - ive tried cressi frogs that are pretty good as far as weighting ( maybe a tad light) but are a little soft in the tip -
    id really like a fin that has the stiffness of the F1 but the weight closer to that of the frog ideally about 2.6kg or thereabouts

    any suggestions ?

    F1 dry weight is 3.2 kg
    frogs are 2.4kg

    not sure if theres any buoyancy differences in the plastics
  2. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: acworth ga
    Deep 6 Eddy fins are similar in performance to the F1 but about neutrally buoyant in the water (which matters more than what they weigh really). They might work well for you.
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  3. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus One of those damn FFM divers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Denton, TX
    Have you considered the F1 LT?

    From the Hollis website:

    F1 - 3.85lb/1.75kg
    F1LT - 3.46lbs/1.57kg

    Not a huge different, but at least a little at roughly .35kg for the pair.
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  4. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
    Best fin options could be the Deep6 Eddys or the OMS slipstreams......neutral with lots of push and sidewall for control.
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  5. RVBldr

    RVBldr PADI Pro

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Redmond, WA
    +1 for the Deep6 Eddys. After moving on from CC single tank, I needed to lighten up my feet from the F1s a bit and these did the trick.I have one pair for drysuit/ rockboots and another pair for wet booties.
  6. TuckerIdaho

    TuckerIdaho Barracuda

    FYI, Eddys are slightly positive buoyant in saltwater. atleast orange ones are.
  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manassas, VA
    Dry weight is meaningless.

    My fins buoyancy (in fresh water):

    Hollis F1, size XL: -2#
    Hollis F1 LT, size Regular: -1#
    Deep6 Eddy, size L: neutral

    @lermontov - it sounds like you might really like the Hollis F1 LT fins. I like mine, a lot. But, I only use them when diving in a wetsuit, with back mount doubles. For drysuit, I want fins that are more negative (to keep my feet from floating) and the regular F1s are great for that. For wetsuit diving in anything except back mount doubles, the Eddy fins, being neutral, work great (for me).
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  8. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
    yes im thinking down that track also recommended are the RK3 apeks that are think are similar
  9. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    RK3 are just shy of neural. RK3 HD I imagine are negative.
  10. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: christchurch
    ive just borrowed a pair - trying next week
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