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Zeagle Recon Fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by buddhasummer, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Anyone seen these in the flesh or better yet used them? Swore off buying any new fins but am a little interested in finding out more about these. Cheers.

    Recon Fins
     
  2. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    The Recons got a good review by ScubaLab...... yea, I too would like to hear comments from someone who has used them in context to other fins, like the Jet or Dive Rite fins.
     
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  3. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Angel Fish

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    I bought a pair a few weeks ago and they are nice. They are definitely a stiff fin similar to jet fins and they are heavy. I dive them at work and have about thirty dives on them. So far I like them a lot. I did find that turning the heel ring upside down was better for me. I was a little disappointed that Zeagle / Huish Outdoor does not sell the little bolts for the spring strap adjustment separately so I do not have a spare. I am hoping that they will change that soon.
     
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  4. runsongas

    runsongas Loggerhead Turtle

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    stiffness than jetfins or softer? what about hollis f1s?
     
  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    And are they shorter or longer than jets? Cheers.
     
  6. beny adisaputro

    beny adisaputro Angel Fish

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    i like the review from scubalab too.. i want to buy it,, but welcome for another suggestion,, i dive in tropical warm water,,
     
  7. beny adisaputro

    beny adisaputro Angel Fish

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    anyone want to add some review about the fin? im currently in seeking of new fins, and want to choose between Zeagle recon, Apeks RK3, or SP Jetfins, im diving using wetsuit, open wam water at recreational limit.

    thesee facts that i know:

    Recon:
    size : M
    weight : 3lb /1.3 kg each
    length : 21" / 53.3 cm
    bouancy : negative
    open heel
    Recon Fin


    RK3:
    size : M
    weight : 2.1lb / 982 gr each
    Length : 19" / 49cm
    bouyancy : slightly negative
    open heel
    RK3 Fins

    Jetfin
    size : ??
    weight : 3.7lb / 1.6 kg each
    Length : 21.8" / 55.3 cm
    bouyancy : negative
    open heel
    Scubapro Jet Fins Review: Time Tested Performance | Scuba Diver HQ
     
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  8. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks Beny for the comparison info. I’m also interested in the Recon and have been watching this thread for comments. Since my earlier posting,I’ve added another fin to my “want comments” list and that’s the Deep 6 Eddy fin.... very similar, but different. Below is the Eddy fin data to match Beny’s format.

    Deep 6 Eddy fin
    Size: S/M
    Weight: 1.4# / 0.64 kg each
    Length: 20.5” / 52.07cm
    Bouyancy: neutral
    Open Heel
    Deep 6 Eddy Flippers
     
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  9. beny adisaputro

    beny adisaputro Angel Fish

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    Thx Doc Rig for the additional info,, i'd like see other options too.. but here in Indonesia, we have very limited varian for scuba gear.. mostly major brands that officially comin to Indonesia.. :) :):)
     
  10. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Was recently in Oz and got the see the Recons first hand. They look nice.

    They are not flat but curved, the blade that is. The blade on the M (smallest size) is noticeably shorter than the Latge. Sizes look to run small. Wearing a size 7 6.5mm 4th element Pelagic boot the mediums were too small and the large was a snug fit.

    I like the springs, the design is very similar to the Hollis F1.

    Made of rubber, not as heavy as the F1 but maybe similar to the Mares Power Planar. definitely negative in salt water. A good dry suit fin I'd guess. IIRC Stiffness was perhaps a bit less than an F1 but similar to the Mares.

    If the shop wasn't asking $260 I might have bought a pair. They look very nice indeed.
     
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