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fins rub on top of foot

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by lwang06, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    Depending on the material the pocket is made of, you can custom fit it.
    I had a set of Pathos footpockets with a set of carbon fiber fin blades. I have a bit of a high arch and the Pathos pocket was a bit....flat, causing pain on the top of my foot after 4 hours of free diving.
    So I dipped the pocket in boiling water for a few seconds (15 or so) and softened it up. I then put the pocket on my socked foot, let it expand and take the shape of my foot, and dipped foot and pocket I to cold water.
    The shape worked great but after a couple years, the pocket slowly started going back to its original shape.
    Some loved the Pathos pocket. I like Beauchat. Natural fit. I guess the conclusion here is, find a pocket that fits you naturally.
     
  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Although perhaps not as obvious as I'd like or perhaps I'm just used to looking at
    these things with nothing original to compare them to and photos are just photos
    but

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    I have moulded a bump above the toes also broadened the pocket substantially where a broader bit should be included an offset to cater for the bridge of the foot and especially moulded a substantial curvature at the top lip of the fin, the culprit that applies pressure and damages the sensitive nerves at the top of your precious foot which in my case have to hump around 132 pounds a piece for a while to go yet.

    Still a really good idea to buy booties with a rubber panel on top of the neoprene

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    Ok these are of monprene compound but the stretching system is pretty much the same for most other combined compound fins and plastic with rubber being more stubborn

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    Having stuffed them full with whatever you have available that may replicate the shape of your earthly conveyancing devices, plonk them in a pot of boiling water (that I would suggest is not still on the burner boiling) leave for one minute and then dunk douse or hose with cold water for ten or twenty seconds

    You really do have to hammer twist and contort that stuff to get it all in there

    You see you have to stretch them more so they spring back less

    Gone too far?????????

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    You can shrink or remould with a quick dip if required

    I did deliberately not dunk past the hinges of my seawings because I didn't

    Repeat with variations until satisfied and keep your water boiled

    one boiled = one fin = reboil for next fin


    Pretty good hey and you'll never never know until you have a real go


    and now I have left and right fins to match my clomps

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    and trim your sharp moulding edges off


    Willing to travel ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
     

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