The Right Stuff
- Mar 19, 2009
How many others watching this thread are interested in the Pilot SR-1 fins?
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I haven't done a detailed cost breakdown, but it is made similar to the Pilot monofin, same frame concept and shoes. It will probably be fairly close in price; so figure in the $500 to $650 price range, but it could be a little better if there is enough volume.Do you have a certain price point in mind Ron? I know it will depend on volume, so maybe a min/max.
With the Pilot SR-1 fins, two screws removes the last hydropanel, which makes the fin about the same length as a pair of scuba fins. That can fit in a large suitcase. Removing a few more screws, will separate the fin blade from the frame. Then the parts are small enough to fit into a carry-on suitcase. It's hard to travel and do any diving from a carry-on though, so I don't know how useful that will actually be.How easy would it be to split those fins into two parts so that they fit into a suitcase?
Interested in the maneuverability issue. My fin has a 29.5 inch blade (its a prototype) and is much more maneuverable than a traditional mono. For reef crawling, what I do mostly, that is very important. I can spearfish with it. I've tried an Orca2 and found it much more powerful and more efficient than my fin, did not notice any difference in agility, don't remember the blade width.
Are you saying that there is a noticeable difference in agility, maneuverability of the 34 vs 32 inch blades? That would be an issue for general reef diving?
The stiffness setting is primarily a biometric setting relating to ankle range of motion. When the optimum angle is found, it probably won't change for you regardless of the size fin blade used or the fin position setting. The only reason I can think of for changing the setting is if your ankle range of motion changes.My earlier statement that I need a stiffer suspension is wrong for DYN. In CWT and high speed DYN I will (to get the optimum) probably need something between soft and hard setting. From now I will use the soft setting.