View Full Version : has anyne ever used these fins
02-03-2010, 10:48 AM
would you recommend them over cressi sub gara 3000?
02-03-2010, 02:10 PM
These are beginner fins or very flexable fins. I would only wear them if I had an injury, maybe. They do have a comfortable footpocket however.
02-03-2010, 04:19 PM
They are crap. After about 30-40 dives, the blades get stressed about 6 " down from the foot pocket and break in half. Not for serious divers.
02-03-2010, 05:39 PM
Gara 3000's. As long as they fit well, they are the cat's meow. Out of all the fins I've used they are my favorite regardless of price. Super comfy, nice and soft for a slow relaxed kicking pattern. Just my 2 cents.
02-04-2010, 07:15 PM
Gara 3000's are the way to go!!!
02-04-2010, 08:13 PM
The cressi 3000 are great to start with, and if you want to move up to a better fin but don't want to pay the premium costs of the Carbon fiber fins,
C4 just came out with an entry level CF fin. It is called Skorpios.
I was lucky enough to get a pair to try out. I use C4 Falcons exclusively so it was more of a comparison test.
I just got the Skorpios fisn and they are by C 4. They are the entry level carbon blades. Compared to the regular C4's I have, I actually like the skorpios better. The blades are 30 like my C4 but a little softer. I have two pairs of C4 falcons in 30 and both have different stiffness. I guess like anything else not all blades are created equal. I do know I like the rails on the Skorpios better because they are subtle and not so pronounced as on the Falcons. The higher rails on the falcons makes the blade only want to go one way. This can be hard on your ankles when doing turns and maneuvering while swimming. Whereas the Skorpios have a little "slop" which lets the blades slip in the water a little but is also easier on your ankles.
I have learned that stiff blades are fine when you want to just go one way, but for the type of diving we do, its like riding a bike. We aren't biking long distances.... we do a lot of stop and go and change in direction and speeding up and then slowing down. If you had a bike, you don't want the gears in high gear. You want it in low that is easier to pedal. Joseba Kerejeta the Current men's world champion explained that to me when He came over to visit. His fins seemed like noodles compared to mine. Same with Skorpios. They let me change direction, and stop and go without killing my ankles.
Where can you get these fins? There is a member on SB who will be gettting them. I liked the way they performed.
02-05-2010, 05:16 PM
I bought a pair off ebay for about $60. The foot pocket is very comfy, but the blades are very soft.
02-06-2010, 08:56 AM
Daryl, do you know who is going to be carrying those and when? I'm interested.
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