Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:
simonhc said:Hi Greg
I've had a pair of Variant fins for about a year now, pool training once or twice a week and going freediving on holiday for about 4 weeks in that time. I initially bought the soft carbon fins and then found that Sporasub make a stiffer pair, and bought those too. I only go down to about 20 m but I'm much happier with the stiffer fins coming off the bottom. I also find the standard black plastic fins better than the Cressi 2000 LF fins I was using earlier, needing less effort for greater push. I found the Cressis really hard on my (puny) ankles.
But after only a year both foot pockets have cracked badly on the left hand side around about where your toe is, so I can confirm that they don't last particularly well - and I'm only a little guy (65 kgs for 175 cm)
Have people with C4 fins and Omer Millenium pockets had any problems with the pocket cracking?
kirehe said:with the plastic blade, you shouldnt experience any breaking on the foot pocket if my theory is correct.