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Deep 6 Eddy Fin - Review

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Very interesting. I have a good scar (blister that went too far) from my solid attempt to use my eddy fins for a week last June. I did all kinds of modifications to the strap in an attempt to get a better footpocket fit. Other than the foot pocket, I love the eddy. It can make good power and it's slightly positive... I've been using the scubapro booties.

    I had been planning to list them on the SB "for sale" section. I'll have to pick up some other booties and try the eddies again before I do that. I'd like to be diving the eddies with a wetsuit and my diverite xt's with a drysuit... if this solves the problem.

    Thanks for posting this thread!
     
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  2. Danseur

    Danseur Instructor, Scuba

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    Only from the results on students in the water...

    Level 1, 2, and 3 for needed trim adjustments. Fairly consistent gradient from 1-3. Turtles or other Jet analogs also apply a similar effect.

    I also had some IDI fins that were comparable in buoyancy to the Hollis, but much smaller fin area and a little lighter out of the water.
     
  3. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

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    Still waiting for XXL to get back in stock... Have XL for diving wet and love um!
     
  4. qilqilqil

    qilqilqil Garibaldi

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    Location: Singapore
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    Hi all. I am interested in purchasing a deep6 eddy fin. Not too sure of my sizing though, hope someone can help me out. I only do wetsuit diving.

    My shoe size is usually US 8.5/ or EU 41/42. The current boots I'm using is mares classic NG dive boot 5mm size 8 and size R Mares power plana.

    Should I take S/M or L sized Eddy fins?
     
  5. snowdog61

    snowdog61 Solo Diver

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    have you tried nylon scuba socks? My issues went away after starting to use them - and it makes donning/doffing the exposure suit a breeze
     
  6. Doctor Rig

    Doctor Rig Nassau Grouper

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    @GilGilGil I also have a 8-1/2 to 9 shoe size and after considerable debate and research I recently bought the large Eddy fin. I also just back from a trip to Cozumel and was very happy with the fins and fit.

    IMHO a good fit only comes from trial and error with different boots and possibly different boot neoprene socks to find the perfect fit. After buying the fin, I also bought the 3mm Deep 6 boot and found a (better) good fin with an added neoprene sock.
     
  7. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm wearing a size 9 Pinnacle Venture dive boot(soft sole) and the L works fine for me. (I was the guy on the Rea Sea Aggressor last week with the orange fins. They look good in the video.)
     
  8. qilqilqil

    qilqilqil Garibaldi

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    That's the thing tho right. Problem is that we have to guess our size and hope that it works. Can't try it in store for the best fit.

    So you think I should be okay with an L? I am actually more keen with L since I want the standard flex.
     
  9. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I wear size 10.5 shoes, use 5mm ScubaPro booties, and the size L fits me pretty much perfectly.

    Something I have noticed about fin fit: It seems like a lot of people judge fin fit by whether their toes reach the end of the foot pocket. I have had people tell me that their toes were jammed into the end of a foot pocket, so they needed bigger fins.

    This is just my opinion, but I think that is backwards. I think if your toes are hitting the end of the foot pocket, the fin is too big. Specifically, the opening of the foot pocket is too wide and/or too tall. It's letting your foot slide too far forward into the pocket and that's why your toes are hitting the end.

    I judge fin fit by how well it fits in the width and height, not the length. I want my fins to be very snug around my foot so that my feet don't wiggle in them at all, in any direction. I think my fins all fit me very well because they don't wiggle at all, and they are just a bit difficult to pull off after a dive. And, my toes don't touch the end of the foot pocket.

    If a fin gives someone a blister, that suggests to me that it might be rubbing right there. Which suggests that it MIGHT be a little too loose, allowing it to wiggle and rub. Not for sure, of course, without actually looking at the specific person, fins, etc..

    As a result of my observation of others and how they judge fin fit for themselves, I am very reluctant to take other people's word for how a certain size of fin fits a certain size of foot.

    And please don't take this as critical of anyone in this thread. These posts just sparked thoughts from a number of people I have interacted with.

    In this particular case, I would ask @cerich and go with his recommendation on size.
     
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  10. StefinSB

    StefinSB Manta Ray

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    The ā€œLā€ size has no flex to speak of.
     

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