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Fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by DiversL, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. DiversL

    DiversL Angel Fish

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    I know weight/stiffness =
    Power but based on experience, what would be the lightest paddle type fins you’ve tried but with the most power? The Eddy’s? Or what would be on the same level as the Eddy’s?
     
  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mares Plana Avanti Quattro Plus.
     
  3. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or Mares Excel Plus.
     
  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've never tried those. I was surprised at how light the MPAQP were. Personally they were not stiff enough for me, I found they would get "twisty".
     
  5. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Scuba pro go sport
     
  6. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I moved to the Excel from the Avanti. Excel has a bigger foot pocket and longer fin. Plus good rigidity.
     
  7. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    I have two sets of fins, Dive Rite XTs and Hollis F1s. The Dive Rite XTs are way lighter than the F1s, and have just as much (if not more - they're slightly longer) power as teh F1s. By far my favorite fins, the only time I don't wear them is in drysuit.
     
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  8. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Feeling the Love ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I've owned literally countless fins, after many years and a ton of money I settled on DR XTs as my go to wetsuit fin. F1s were too big for me dry, my drysuit fin of choice is the Mares Power Plana.
     
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  9. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    For scuba diving, wearing neoprene sock or true boots, I use these very old Cressi Rondine Gara:
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    They are both very light (plastic blade) and very powerful. At the time (1990), Cressi did make the blade in three different stiffness grades and two lengths. The long ones were for freediving, my one are the short ones. And my ones are the intermediate stiffness. My wife have them identical, but black, hard stiffness.
    They are incredibly powerful, and best suited for strong currents, or when you have to carry around heavy technical equipment.
    Of course inside a cave their length can be a problem, particularly if you do not know the proper kicking technique (no standard frog kicking with them).
    Said that, I and my wife used them successfully in caves at Capo Caccia for 10 years...
    Only problem, I do not think you can purchase them now...
    What comes close to them is the Mares Avanti Quattro Plus (longer version than the Quattro). One of my sons has them, and they are good. But when I compare them with my old Cressi shown above, there is no contest, the old Cressi are lighter and faster...
     
  10. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Cressi ARA HBs are my current "best": much longer blades and -- more importantly as I have narrow feet -- narrower foot pocket than Accels.
     

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