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carbon fins

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ian coetzee

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Jan 5, 2003
I would like to know what Carbon Fins to buy for spearfishing as friends in South Africa have said that the picasso ones break. Which are better between the omer millenium carbon and the sporasub ones, are the omer ones worth they price tag.

I Dive in 20-30m and wanted to know whether carbon were better than the normal picasso black team fins, and whether they truly give you a few extra metres
They all will break on you...just the nature of the game:cool:
Cant imagine they would benifit you too much in that depth while hunting but they might bring you up a little quicker? In the end, that will be a personal call on the pros and cons of carbon.
IMHO spearing with carbons will eventually have you struggling back to the surface on one and a bit ...;)

What is so good about them if they are going to break. Maybe for pure freediving but spearing. Omer millenium comps I beat them to death on the sharp coral. Actually all of my gear that was orginally black is now white from all the scratches and poundings it gets on coral.

howzit ian. personally i wouldnt recomend getting carbon fins. i have a pair of picasso carbons and although i have used them arround rocks quite a bit, you always have to be mindfull of what you are banging them against or pushing of, which can distract from the fish at hand. i recon the picassos are proberbly less likely to crack than the omers. but unless you want fins for deep bluewater spearing alone i would stick with plastics. and even then i'm not shure if they will give you much more depth. nice for surface swimming compared to cressi hf's though. since getting a monfin my picasso carbons are collecting dust. a pitty you cant spear with mnofins. hope this helps. cheers
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