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Old 02-08-2019, 09:27 PM   #211
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Re: Carbon Fin Reviews

Quick input on the C4 300 pockets. They are really hard to put on mostly just because the opening is smaller. You can take some scissors and trim around the opening and they will be easier to put on. Start small - 1/8". If your wearing them barefoot you will want to burn the edge with a lighter and then smooth out the materiel. I've done this to a few pairs with success.

Side note - Molchanovs carbon blades (pathos version) on the Cetma pockets has resulted in the least leg burn for me on 40m dives.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:34 AM   #212
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Quick input on the C4 300 pockets. They are really hard to put on mostly just because the opening is smaller. You can take some scissors and trim around the opening and they will be easier to put on. Start small - 1/8". If your wearing them barefoot you will want to burn the edge with a lighter and then smooth out the materiel. I've done this to a few pairs with success.

Side note - Molchanovs carbon blades (pathos version) on the Cetma pockets has resulted in the least leg burn for me on 40m dives.
How do you find the Cetma pockets?
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:07 PM   #213
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C4 volare HT medium stiffness in C4 300 foot pocket:

Iíve enclosed a photo, side by side with Alchemy V3 and Bleutec Spearo.

Those are the best fins Iíve ever tried in my option, (mind you, Iíve had the chance to try diveR innegra, cetma, deep apnea and other top brands).

The foot pocket is crazy ! Reminds me of my road bike shows. Perfect fit and extreme responsiveness. Bit of a pain to put them as the foot pocket doesnít stretch like some of the others

Blades: Their responsiveness is incredible. I got to dive with them to 105ft vertical drop, and while I love and trust my alchemy V3 for deep drops, I didnít get leg burns like the alchemy. Horizontal swims: similar aspect, less effort for the same distance travelled... probably a 15-20% improved efficiency in my depth and breath hold , whether itís the mental aspect or gear performance or combination of both....

The only downside is that they are quite long and hard to find a bag that will fit them. Also not the cheapest fins...

Iím predominantly a Spearo around structures such as rigs and wrecks so definitely Iíll have to be extra careful around structures.

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which stiffness alchemies V3s are these?
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:13 PM   #214
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How do you find the Cetma pockets?
http://formulafreediving.com/cetma-c...tpockets-pair/
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:51 PM   #215
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Sorry, its a question meaning what do you think of them?
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:43 PM   #216
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Sorry, its a question meaning what do you think of them?
Ahh, gotcha. They are a great pocket for me. They fit me perfectly. Somewhat average shape. Seems like they won't fit feet with a really high arch - based on what I've seen with customers. They are nice and firm on the bottom yet easy to wear without socks. Super short tendons not adding stiffness via rubber to the blade. They seem durable. Easy to glue on blades. I think they float in the water - which I prefer. Not very hard to get on.
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Quick input on the C4 300 pockets. They are really hard to put on mostly just because the opening is smaller. You can take some scissors and trim around the opening and they will be easier to put on. Start small - 1/8". If your wearing them barefoot you will want to burn the edge with a lighter and then smooth out the materiel. I've done this to a few pairs with success.

Side note - Molchanovs carbon blades (pathos version) on the Cetma pockets has resulted in the least leg burn for me on 40m dives.
Thanks for this tip on the C4 300 pockets. It worked well--a pair of very sharp scissors cuts the material easily. I spent about 10 minutes with scissors, fins, and booties carefully checking contact points and trimming just a bit off at a time to make sure it wasn't too much. End result was a very comfy pocket that I could slip on in a few seconds and have a secure fit even without fin keepers. I have high arches so took very little off the front edge of the foot opening but nearly half an inch off the back part that slips over my ankle.

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