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Freedive fins for Scuba

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ronscuba

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I 100% scuba and don't freedive. I just returned from a great week of diving using freedive fins.

I bought fiberglass Leaderfins and they were awesome. I dive warm water only and my scuba setup is very streamlined. The fins were soft, but provided plenty of speed when needed. I did notice they were too soft for frog kicks, but I rarely use that type of kick.

The fiberglass Leaderfins with their own footpockets were very affordable. I was wondering if it is worthwhile to explore their pure carbon fins for scuba use. While they may perform as well as the more highly rated carbon fins from other manufacturers, they are considerably less expensive.
 
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Peter Bomberg

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I 100% scuba and don't freedive. I just returned from a great week of diving using freedive fins.

I bought fiberglass Leaderfins and they were awesome. I dive warm water only and my scuba setup is very streamlined. The fins were soft, but provided plenty of speed when needed. I did notice they were too soft for frog kicks, but I rarely use that type of kick.

The fiberglass Leaderfins with their own footpockets were very affordable. I was wondering if it is worthwhile to explore their pure carbon fins for scuba use. While they may perform as well as the more highly rated carbon fins from other manufacturers, they are considerably less expensive.
Did you ever try? I am thinking of switching to short freedive fins for scuba diving so want to get real life experience from those who have tried.
 
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miker

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I 100% scuba and don't freedive. I just returned from a great week of diving using freedive fins.

I bought fiberglass Leaderfins and they were awesome. I dive warm water only and my scuba setup is very streamlined. The fins were soft, but provided plenty of speed when needed. I did notice they were too soft for frog kicks, but I rarely use that type of kick.

The fiberglass Leaderfins with their own footpockets were very affordable. I was wondering if it is worthwhile to explore their pure carbon fins for scuba use.
While they may perform as well as the more highly rated carbon fins from other manufacturers, they are considerably less expensive.
I suggest renting or borrow a pair of carbon fin to test it before you buy your own! It's an expensive piece of equipment to buy without previous experience, not to mention how fragile they are compared to classic plastic fins!
You should also try an open sell wetsuit! You will be amazed!!!
 
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Diver22

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Did you ever try? I am thinking of switching to short freedive fins for scuba diving so want to get real life experience from those who have tried.
I have been using fiberglass Capt Nemos for a while scuba diving. I have 2s that I use for freediving but like the 3 stiffness for scuba. Im a big guy though 6'2" - 220# I like the fact that they take a serious beating. I just bought Leaderfins pure carbon and looking forward to testing them out both freediving and scuba.
 
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