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(nothing technical) Hollis F1 "LT" vs Mares power plana vs deep 6eddy

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Eliash, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Eliash

    Eliash Angel Fish

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    True… if it is too heavy, why not sell them as new than used once, right?
     
  2. RVBldr

    RVBldr PADI Pro

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    Just another +1 on the Deep6 Eddy fins. I run with the EVO III/ IV rock boots and the fins are much easier to put on and off (over my F1s). No problems with comfort!
     
  3. Eliash

    Eliash Angel Fish

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    It sounds really tempting. Reviews so far seems very positive. But it is still too light for drysuit……
     
  4. RVBldr

    RVBldr PADI Pro

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    It depends, The F1s were great for single steel tank, but I found the Eddy was great for twins/sidemount/CCR.
     
  5. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    The Eddy? Only for twinsets
     
  6. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I have the Deep6 Eddy, the Hollis F1 LT, and the Hollis F1. I have never tried any Mares fins. I have done a dive with ScubaPro Jet fins and also tried Dive Rite XT and OMS Slipstreams in a pool.

    The Deep6 fins are basically neutral (buoyancy in fresh water).

    The F1 LT fins are 1# negative (size Regular, in fresh water).

    The F1 fins are 2# negative (size Extra Large, in fresh water).

    I think they are all very good fins. To me, they are all very comfortable on my feet. The Deep6 fins are maybe just a teeny tiny bit more comfortable than the Hollis fins, but the Hollis fins are very comfortable. I do not choose any of them over the other because of any difference in foot pocket comfort. I use whichever pair of fins has the best buoyancy for my needs for the specific dive I'm doing.

    E.g. in my drysuit, always the Hollis F1, because my feet are floaty, no matter what else I'm diving. I use the F1 LT fins when I'm diving in a wetsuit with double steels. Doubles make me a little head-heavy and the LTs compensate perfectly for me. I use the Eddy fins when diving in a wetsuit and single tank, sidemount, or my CCR.

    I did one 60 minute dive with the SP Jets. I liked the way they kicked, as far as power and control. I did not like the feel of the foot pocket at all. They were a bit uncomfortable on my foot (after a little bit of time in the water) and for whatever reason they made my feet want to cramp before the end of the dive. I have never gotten foot cramps with any of my own fins. I did a surface interval and then another dive back in my Deep6 fins - with no foot cramps, so I do believe it was the fins and not just a bad day for my feet.
     
  7. blake7

    blake7 DIR Practitioner

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    Could compare how the DR XTs and the OMS Slipstreams felt in the pool to the F1, F1 LT and the Eddy like you did for the Jets?
     
  8. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Tech fin options - neutral buoyancy?

    :)
     
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  9. Eliash

    Eliash Angel Fish

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    Very detailed sharing! Thank you. So this seems like with a softer foot pocket doesnt always mean a more comfortable fin. And you are totally right, different fin for different gear and suit combination for different scenario. Thanks again!
     

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