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Fins4u vs leaderfins

Fishstab

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I’m in the uk and looking for a lower end pair of carbon fins.

fins4u do their ‘pure evolution’ fins for £219

and

leaderfins do their ‘pure carbon’ fins for £160

I think fins4u may well rebrand some leaderfins stuff so it’s possible the blades are actually one and the same. The difference is in the foot pockets, the fins4u come with a pathos fire blade foot pocket and the leaderfins come with their own brand ’forza’ foot pockets.

Anyone got any input on these two options? £60 seems a big difference for just a foot pockets unless I’m missing something here?
 

Nathan Vinski

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I’m in the uk and looking for a lower end pair of carbon fins.

fins4u do their ‘pure evolution’ fins for £219

and

leaderfins do their ‘pure carbon’ fins for £160

I think fins4u may well rebrand some leaderfins stuff so it’s possible the blades are actually one and the same. The difference is in the foot pockets, the fins4u come with a pathos fire blade foot pocket and the leaderfins come with their own brand ’forza’ foot pockets.

Anyone got any input on these two options? £60 seems a big difference for just a foot pockets unless I’m missing something here?
To be completely honest.. neither are that great, but if you just want a cheap fin a but better than plastic.. either will do.

The pathos footpocket is much nicer, especially if you're wearing a sock.

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In my experience more often than not fiberglass is actually way better than carbon.. I traded 450€ carbon fins for fiberglass ones (molchanovs) because the fibers were much better..

So if I were you I'd check out Mares fiberglass blades.. I think they are about the same price, much better than the two youre looking at, and actually better than all the carbon mares ones too..

If you can spend a but extra, go molchanovs fiberglass with pathos footpocket..
 

kkdavids

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As the owner of fins4u, I can confirm our pure evolution range are nothing to do with leaders - both pure evolutions versions we do are my own design (tapering etc) and come from a completely different factory (incidentally where a couple of well known brands are made, who charge £400/£500 a pair).
 

marco15499

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I have been using the Leaderfins pure carbon with the Forza footpockets for 6 months and I'm very happy with them. I've had C4's and Pathos in the past and these fins are as good as them at a very reasonable price. I recommend them.

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vrokhlenko

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To be completely honest.. neither are that great, but if you just want a cheap fin a but better than plastic.. either will do.

The pathos footpocket is much nicer, especially if you're wearing a sock.

--

In my experience more often than not fiberglass is actually way better than carbon.. I traded 450€ carbon fins for fiberglass ones (molchanovs) because the fibers were much better..

So if I were you I'd check out Mares fiberglass blades.. I think they are about the same price, much better than the two youre looking at, and actually better than all the carbon mares ones too..

If you can spend a but extra, go molchanovs fiberglass with pathos footpocket..
Hello!

Which Mares fiberglass are you talking about - F740? I know that Mares presently does not make any pure carbon fins - their C740 and Matrix are carbon + fiberglass. I have Razor carbons and not sure that they are pure carbon either. Did you have a chance to compare Mares fiberglass against other Mares fins?

Thanks in advance.
 

Nathan Vinski

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Hello!

Which Mares fiberglass are you talking about - F740? I know that Mares presently does not make any pure carbon fins - their C740 and Matrix are carbon + fiberglass. I have Razor carbons and not sure that they are pure carbon either. Did you have a chance to compare Mares fiberglass against other Mares fins?

Thanks in advance.

These ones^^^.. Razor Apnea..

(I've only had about 20 minutes to compares Razor Carbon with Razor Apnea... but personally I liked the R.Apnea better. Of course both are better than the plastic version.
 

vrokhlenko

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These ones^^^.. Razor Apnea..

(I've only had about 20 minutes to compares Razor Carbon with Razor Apnea... but personally I liked the R.Apnea better. Of course both are better than the plastic version.
Interesting - Apnea is a proper fin with a variable thickness. Do you by any chance remember what stiffness was the ones you tried? Razor Carbon is not a soft fin - my transverse arches would be very sore after swimming against currents. But it gives a good propulsion and a bit shorther than standard 80cm fins. I would assume Apneas were softer than Razors for you.
 
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