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Leaderfins? Improved?

Octavio

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Oct 5, 2014
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West Palm Beach, Florida
I have been using a Sport Medium blade that has not been dry every since I got it (pictured), and it has been already almost a year. I got a medium precisely because of quality concerns about an economic product, seems I was right.
 

dessu

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Oct 22, 2019
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Lappeenranta, Finland
Any recent experience on the quality of LeaderFins monofins? First I understood that the problem was in those monofins where the angle between the footpockets and blade was made by making a bend in the blade. But then I saw pictures with a crack in the leading edge of the fin. The crack was is inline with the direction of travel, not running "horizontally" across the blade, which seems quite weird to me.

I'm really interested in this LF recent quality since I'm really close to order this one: https://www.leaderfins.com/us/monofins-1/monofin-hyper-with-neoprene-socks.html

In this model the angle is made to the footpockets and not to the blade but seems that that's not the issue if/when the blade is going to crack.

I'd really like to have a fiberglass monofin with "hyper" style footpockets but still comfortable. I will use 5mm socks since our open waters are not that warm even in summer time. Still I'm not very eager to pay around 400€ for my first monofin because I can't be 100% sure that the blade stiffness is just right or if the pockets fit nicely and still comfortably. After using the very first one you start to know what really fits your needs and so on..

Good comments recommendations etc?
 
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