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Help with Bare Trekboots Please.

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by jiveturkey, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. jiveturkey

    jiveturkey Instructor, Scuba

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    I just bought a pair of Trekboots size XL (bare sizing, I acutally take a size 10 shoe). Now I need new fins because my old ones don't fit.

    Does anyone have any first hand experience with size XL Trekboots and either Scubapro Jet Fins, IDI Powerfins or Xs Turtle Fins? What size fin should I buy? I'm looking at buying through Ebay so I can't try them on.
     
  2. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    My experience with a size XXL boots is that they would fit turtles, XXL jet fins, and Apollo LL bio fins. Im sure there are more out there but those are the ones i have owned and tried.
     
  3. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    They fit very well into Turtle fin's (Its what I use). I haven't tried them with the new XXXXXXXXXL Jets, but (my guess) is that the turtles would be a better fit.
     
  4. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Very much agree as my XXL jet fin pockets are friggin huge :D
     
  5. jiveturkey

    jiveturkey Instructor, Scuba

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    So does that mean I should get XL size Jet fins for my XL size trekboots?
     
  6. Dryglove

    Dryglove Solo Diver

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    Get the proper size boot for your foot. I was just pointing out what fit for use with my XXL trek boots at the time. I would say go with the turtles or XXL jet fins.
     
  7. AdamHorsman

    AdamHorsman Solo Diver

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    Initially, when I purchased my trekboots, I grinded down the sides to help them fit better with my fins. This was a very frustrating and tedious process. Unmodified, the trekboots did fit in the XXL Jetfins footpocket. But that’s not that surprising as I was also able to wedge in a small house. Finally, in haste, I purchased a set of the DUI Rockboots which are much better.

    Adam
     
  8. jiveturkey

    jiveturkey Instructor, Scuba

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    You kind of said two things there. Do you mean your trekboots fit easily into Size XXL Scubapro jetfins? What size are your trekboots?
     
  9. AdamHorsman

    AdamHorsman Solo Diver

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    I purchased the size 12 trekboots, and without modification they did fit in the XXL Jetfin pocket. The Jetfin is not what I prefer to dive with (I use the Twin jets) so I began to the boots to fit. (shaving the sides down) Eventually, I just went back to my trusty DUI Rockboots. (I enjoyed them with my CF200) Without modification they fit great in my twin jets.

    Adam
     

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