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Freediving fins (for beginner)

d.freedive

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May 22, 2018
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Hello! I'm looking to get me a pair of affordable freediving fins. I am a novice freediver. Any good suggestions under 100$?
 

riccardosl

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Feb 16, 2016
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Hi, depends on your local shop, I personally prefer to try and get an advice

I started with a basic model with plastic blades but after one year I got attracted by carbon C4

Depends on your budget


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mati

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Nov 6, 2018
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Hello! I'm looking to get me a pair of affordable freediving fins. I am a novice freediver. Any good suggestions under 100$?
Popular choices for beginners are:
- Mares Razor Pro (my first fins. Was really happy with them)
- Omer Stingray (Haven't tried them but seems to be super popular based on review in online shops)
- Cressi Gara 2000HF (can't say much about these other then I saw people recommending them as first fins)
 

hteas

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Mar 9, 2005
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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.
 

riccardosl

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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.
Is 25 considered medium or soft?


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hteas

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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.
 

riccardosl

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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.
Thank you for the useful explanation!


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HLanger1955

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May 17, 2013
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i use the Cressi Gara 3000, which comes with a reasonable price and is very robust. Many experienced divers tend to soft blades,. and so do I...
 
Apr 11, 2018
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I am also beginning to look for freediving equipment, specifically mask and fins. Any suggestions for fins that do not cost over $150 that are still "decent" for a novice?