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#1 elbuzo

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:56 AM

I have seen the older posts but i want to have some fresh inputs based on experience at that particular situation, swimming hard following the fastest fish on the planet

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:14 AM

Long spearfishing fins with carbon fibre blades give the most propulsion and return on your energy IMHO.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Yup, long fins like the Gara 2000hp, great for currents as well! 

 

Can't say if the carbon fiber makes a difference, never tried them..

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

You should however have reasonbly fit legs to  drive those Fins!

 

The stiffer the fins are the more requirement of leg strength and fitness!


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

and a lot of training to get rid nasty cramps you most likely will get in the beginning.

All people i know using the carbon blades are happy with them, except the price and that they are rather delicate.

Yes, the Cressi Gara 2000HP is probably the best one of those long blade free diving fins.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

I use a pair of Omer ice freediving fins....They are great. You will need a sock as mosrt of these fins can cause rubbing.

Brands to look at Omer, Cressi, Riffe, Esclapez, mares Razor Beuchat, and C4,

Expect to pay over 400 per pair for carbon fiber.

Find a freediving store and try a pair on before purchasing. the foot pockets vary in size and comfort. Look for replaceable blades.

These are all very long fins and will not fit in standard dive bags.Most are around 36" or more long.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

It's like asking what kind of running shoes to get for chasing chetahs........Just Sayin........


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

It's like asking what kind of running shoes to get for chasing chetahs........Just Sayin........

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

I like sailfish!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

I think you don't need the fastest fins. The differences between my long blades and my split find is less than 0.2 knots. If I were racing against another human being, that difference is significant. Against 12 knot whale or 20 knot sailfish, not so much!

If you are doing Isla Mujeres,  just hang with the baitball. You are never going to catch the fish if they bolt at speed. Learn how to control the baitball and you won't need to chase them. They'll come to you.


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

I have reasonable results in terms of balance between long finning and cramps with a pair of cheaper Mares Avanti Quattro Power full foot for spearfishing, they are 4" longer than a pair of avanti quattro and with the full foot you get a good swing

 

The hard blades like the Cressi Gara are definitely better for sprints but they do get you tired so you need to practice a bit before you get there

 

If you have boots and fins right now and an inefficient blade there will be a major improvement going to a full foot and longer blade even if you don't get carbon hard blades

 

Another point to consider is that if you do get freediving fins you will need to carry them with you on boats every day and not leave them to others and they don't fit into standard mesh bags


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

These weird lookin things give the best speed- http://www.forcefin....ategory/51.html


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:31 AM

I ended buying the Cressi Sub Gara Professional  and it makes a difference .  So sorry to disregard with the ones that said the contrary above !  .  A fins which gives you a powerful propulsion can make possible to make a photo sometimes.

 

My experience was that the baitballs spent most of the times at about 10-15 ft deep  so most of the action was not at the surface and they were moving a lot . The long fins allowed me to go up and down very fast , with another type of fins i wouldn't be able to do it .

 

I agree that those fins are not suitable for everyone and also it takes some time to find the best kick technique but they work .

 

The thing i don't like is that they are so long that they don't fit in most of the dive bags and the blades can't be detached.

 

After the sailfish i went to Silver Banks to photograph the humpbacks and was able to photograph them closer to the bottom ( for a different perspective ) thanks to this fins.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

If you want to swim fast and maintain that speed, I recommend one of these:

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

I ended buying the Cressi Sub Gara Professional  and it makes a difference .  So sorry to disregard with the ones that said the contrary above !  .  A fins which gives you a powerful propulsion can make possible to make a photo sometimes.

 

My experience was that the baitballs spent most of the times at about 10-15 ft deep  so most of the action was not at the surface and they were moving a lot . The long fins allowed me to go up and down very fast , with another type of fins i wouldn't be able to do it .

 

I agree that those fins are not suitable for everyone and also it takes some time to find the best kick technique but they work .

 

The thing i don't like is that they are so long that they don't fit in most of the dive bags and the blades can't be detached.

 

After the sailfish i went to Silver Banks to photograph the humpbacks and was able to photograph them closer to the bottom ( for a different perspective ) thanks to this fins.

Sounds good!  If you have the power and endurance to drive them. Then they are really powerful!


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