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Apeks RK3 Fins

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by ldwill299, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Divealpha

    Divealpha Nassau Grouper

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    Well, my Seawing Nova's finally broke after 3 & a half years use.... The best I could find while on holiday in the Philippines was Apex RK3. Nice fins, escpecially when maneuvering in tight spaces, but not as good as the Nova's in my opinion. RK3 are smaller,maybe lighter(had Nova XL), but I found the Nova's better in very strong currents.... So I will sell my RK3's and buy the new model Nova's, in L this time...
     
  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    I have them in Medium, I'm a 6.5US, in 4th Element Amphbian boots with insole they fit fine. I really like them, I'd take them over Jets any day of the week, assuming weight wasn't a consideration.
     
  3. scuba_mc

    scuba_mc Nassau Grouper

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    Hi

    Can anyone advise what size would fit size 10 5mm wetsuit boots?
     
  4. savsuds

    savsuds Solo Diver

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    scuba_mc,

    Go with a Large.
     
  5. DanaHunt

    DanaHunt DIR Practitioner

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    I just ordered a black and a white pair in super. Lookinh forward!
     
  6. DanaHunt

    DanaHunt DIR Practitioner

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    Got them in from AL. The super sized variant is a we bit on the big side for 14 5mm wet boots. My turbo soles should fit similarly if not a hair better. Thrust is good and frog kick is easier than straight bladed fins. I can't compare to any other rocket or jet style fins
     
  7. Gaucho223

    Gaucho223 Nassau Grouper

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    fwiw: Common manufacturing factories are, well, pretty common. But the design, material composition & compounds, additives, curing and heating, and formulation can vary between sponsors or customers. It may be a stretch or incorrect to say that one factory implies common products. It your statement was true then we would all have the same tires only with different names pressed on the sidewall.
     
  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @Gaucho223 your tire analogy is grossly inaccurate btw. All of the big manufacturers are extraordinarily secretive about their manufacturing and even the equipment manufacturers for the lines when brought in go through a walled off tunnel to the specific part they have to work on and can't see anything else. Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop, Continental etc. all operate like that. The cheap chinese ones may not, but all of the big name tire manufacturers have dedicated facilities and there is a lot of proprietary stuff going on inside of them.
    Common manufacturing facilities are common for commodity items, specialty items are typically done in dedicated facilities to prevent cross contamination. I.e. why Dive Rite no longer has their regulators manufactured by ODS
     
  9. Gaucho223

    Gaucho223 Nassau Grouper

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    I appreciate your response. Truly. Sorry, but I would humbly disagree (based on previous engineering and manufacturing processes experiences). Comparative analogies are not supposed to be accurate--only reflective of distinctions presented. By detailing the manufacturing process with speculations or to diagnose walled or secretive actions seems you seem (and I an only surmise) to be amplifying this informative thread (which I thought was the real intent of the original question) into an argumentative position. I choose not to argue. Good luck, stay safe, and keep diving.
     
  10. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

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    Movign back to the original quastion

    Both my wife and I invested in a pair each.. I've put perhaps 20 dives on mine. I'm not blown away with them. I give them an okay rating. They are comfortable for sure. But I much prefer my DR XT's especially in current.

    Now it could be that I need to modify my kick style for the Apex fins, and for sure when I switch back to the XT's they feel like planks of wood. I'm just not sold on my RX3's
     

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