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C4-300 footpocket

mati

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Nov 6, 2018
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Was wondering myself. There's not much out there unfortunately.

Generally what I was able to establish is that they are comfortable with a sock (confirmed by two divers). They are NOT made of rubber but what seems to be a harder composite. Therefore the footpockets come with a shoe horn as it's not that that easy to get your foot in. They are said to be incredibly light weight. Heard opinions they are well suited for freediving but not so good for spear fishing due to their stiffness (that comes down to personal preference I guess).
If you search C4 300 on youtube there is a video where a guy puts them on. You can see how the material behaves and bends.

Will update when I hear more.
 
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HooSlayer

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Oct 20, 2018
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... actually i just checked my old emails with alchemy. this blades ONLY fit the C4 300 pocket.

what makes them bad about spearfishing being stiff? like they are bad for many hours of surface swimming ?
 
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HooSlayer

HooSlayer

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Oct 20, 2018
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That's correct. I have confirmed this a few weeks ago with Dimitris from Alchemy.
Their other fins are a bit short for my taste (75 cm). I will be trying this footpockets on next week in florida. I will then be able to decide if I'm ok with them and then get the v3 30s
 

PoseidonSv

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I bought a pair of c4 finns with 300 footpocket and they are sizewise correct size if using 3mm to 5mm socks in them. is easier to put on if socks have at least fabric on underside so easier to slide them on. size 42-43 is size 42 foot with 5mm socks fit.
I use a pair of smooth 6.5mm socks for Winter and i had to get a pair or bigger footpockets 44-45 for beeing possibl to use them with the finns. My foot is 265mm 42,5 euro size for reference.
 

daforg

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Feb 4, 2018
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A semi related questions - are the prices on the Alchemy site inclusive of VAT and does that get taken off at checkout? I'm considering a set but they're quite a bit more than the competition.