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DeepAbyss

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hello,
I have fin seac shout s700.
I want to upgrade to a moddable footpocket.
Most of my fishing is 5-7 meters depth.

What a recommended footpocket.

Thanks
 

Mr. X

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I expect your existing fins are pretty good.

I've used Beuchat mundial competition fins for years and find them comfortable, reliable and robust. I have 2 pairs now.

I broke a much painted and repainted fin in extreme conditions once and then only because I had not replaced a fin blade clip, which are available in the Beuchat blade fitting kit. I opted to buy a new pair of kelp brown blades and keep the old, painted blue blade as a spare. A little OTT but I bought a spare pair of fins too - don't want to be caught without fins again! :D

I've seen it opined that Beuchat footpockets are good for long, thin feet but my feet are broad and stocky, so my conclusion is that they suit most foot types.

I believe you can now get fibre glass, camo and/or carbon fibre blades for them but quite pricey. Check availability yourself though. Might be cheaper to buy complete fins with carbon/ camo blades already fitted.

Omer footpockets are well regarded with good availability of alternative blades I believe - but again check for yourself. I hope they get their ice blades sorted out - transparent blades! :)

Not sure about Spetton, Picasso, Epsealon and Mares, their names crop up though. Is there a company called Nemo too?

Spearo YouTuber Daniel Man has a video about his favoured fin company DiveR. They talk about the footpockets they prefer to use with their blades, I forget the make and model but probably worth checking out.
 

Andrew the fish

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... Is there a company called Nemo too?

I remember monofin "Nemo". Company is called "Waterways", littel outfit in Ukraine. It was a good blade, but kind of geared up for competitive finswimming. I used it for spearfishing for some time.

Most of my fishing is 5-7 meters depth.

What a recommended footpocket.

IMO it doesn't matter how deep you dive. The choice of fins is more about swimming distances, and how much gear you tug along. The choice of a blade stifness is also, rather about your experience and fitness level. Hard to recommend anything, it is trial and error. But then, some blades that were too stiff for me, feel soft after a while, not sure if this is an actual fatigue of a blade or is me getting used to it.

For foot pockets, my personal preferrence lately is to have bigger size and wear it with thicker neoprene socks. I am yet to find a foot pocket that will not leave blisters after a few kilometers or hard finning.
 
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