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Popular choices for beginners are:Hello! I'm looking to get me a pair of affordable freediving fins. I am a novice freediver. Any good suggestions under 100$?
Is 25 considered medium or soft?Many divers prefer medium stiffness in their fins, including some very good divers. Options for this would include Imersion E-grey for divers with wide feet, mako plastic fins for medium width feet, and Cressi 3000LDs for those with narrow feet. I did a study several years ago on speed vs stiffness in a pool. Everyone, including one diver who swore by stiff blades, was faster with medium stiffness.
Thank you for the useful explanation!sorry to say, but there are no set standards for blade stiffness. That said, 25s are soft in most brands. Complicating matters, the stiffness of the side ribs has a lot to do with overall performance as well. I once had Omer milleniums with grey (soft) blades. The very stiff ribs made them into a medium stiffness fin.
Many thanks!Mako Spearfishing equipment is a good source
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I have a set of gara 2000hfs and I find them stiff at a ~95/200lbs male. I do a fair amount of surface swimming and most dives shallower than 20m and find they're tiresome. For deeper diving or strong currents I'm sure they'd be swell.I am also looking into getting some new fins for beginning free divers. I am really interested in the cressi gara 2000s but i read that since they are stiffer they are harder on the surface? does anyone who uses these fins find this to be true? i will be doing surface swims out to the dive sites and so that is kind of deterring me from those fins.