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Fins for a newbie?

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okiecaver

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Ok, Ive got the suit - a sweeet Body Glove Hooded number, part smoothskin. I'm ordering the rubber weight belt.

I need fins. for my cave diving I use SP Jetfins. Obivously, that won't work.

So I guess I need a good transitional fin to use until I have better control.

Thanks and dive safe
Brock
 

Jon

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Brock,

My buddy, Ted, bought a pair of the Sporasub plastic fins from the Scubastore shop on this site.

They are a really nice pair of fins that you can beat on. If you decide that you really like the sport and want to get some fancy fiber blades or carbon-fiber blades, you can use the exact same foot pockets and just slip the new blades into them. :cool:

They also make a nice warm water scuba fin.

Jon
 

fjohnson

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I don't think you'll go wrong with any of the carbon fins... if you're serious and going to stick to this hobby. I also picked up a pair of Gara's 2000HD's (along with some other odd fins) early on too but they took a long time to work my way into, they're a tough fin and a lot of divers like them. I find that I have to muscle the gara's through the whole kick but the carbons seem to store and then release the energy that I put into them better. The HD's have become my backup's as you cannot break them.
Got any freediving buddies who'll let you try out their fins?
Fred
 

okiecaver

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None that regularly freedive.....

Like cave diving, I'm a rarity in Oklahoma. So I'm putting my trust in more experienced hands.

I'm selling some of my excess tech gear that I've never really been happy with (Dive Rite 55# wing for one) to support this.

Altho the Top Sub and Eliossub suits look great, I'm in the midst of a body reshaping program and hate to spend that just to out grow it. As it is I'm having to watch how much I gain for fear of outgrowing my drysuit.

I'm hoping that the lady David Lee steered me to can help also.

Dive safe
Brock
 
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