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what would you do?

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Shallow Water Whiteout
May 29, 2004
I surprisingly found some Cressi Gara 2000 HF fins at a local dive shop that fit me, for only $100. However, they have been stored on the shelves in a manner that flexes them, so now the blades seem warped a little bit. If you put one down on the floor as if you were going to step into it, the "toe" (tip of blade) is 1-2 inches off the ground. The other blade is warped in the opposite direction (downwards). There is also some torsion to the warping. I spent 20 minutes trying to work out the warps by flexing in the opposite direction, with some limited success, but some of the warping remained. Of course the store owner says it will fix itself if I dive them a few times. I wonder if maybe I'm over-reacting, but I do think once the material has taken a permanent set in one direction, even if it ever does take a set in the original direction again, it has been weakened/compromised. If I spend $100 on some fins I want to last for a long time, I want them to be undamaged.

On a similar topic, has anyone ordered these fins from a mail-order place and had them damaged in the mail? I want to order some now but seeing them all warped on the shelves of this shop has me worried...
Set them in the sun for 30-45 min and see if they are fixed.
I am always finding new ways to warp my fins and the sun
has always fixed them.
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I just checked and the deeperblue link to shopping
sells those fins for like $75.

If you buy plastic fins they will warp a little. I don't mind
all that much but if you do then try carbon fins or scuba
full foot fins.
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No big deal. Mine have gotten warped from sitting and you never tell a difference. Leave them stored in a position to work against the flex and you'll be set. And maybe you can talk him down 15$
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