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Old 31st May 2008, 08:12   #1 (permalink)
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Jet Fins

I decided to get a pair of large jets when I started diving my drysuit all the time and found I couldn't fit my toes into them so I then went and got a pair of XL fins. Only to find I could get my toes in but they were so badly scrunched up that my feet would cramp up after half an hour and then it'd take 2 people to get them off!!!

So I decided to get a pair of XXL fins.......Now they are so big I can wear them with my steel capped work boots and they're still loose!!!

I like the jets as they are heavier than my Avanti's and give me a better trim the only trouble is they don't make a pair that will fit.

I have turbosoles on my CLX450 and they don't seem to be a lot bigger than a pair of the usual run of the mill booties.

Anyone got an suggestion on a similar fin to the jets that I can fit my size 9 foot into that are a bit on the heavy side?

Thanks,

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Old 31st May 2008, 09:08   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Jet Fins

Hi Lance,

Try Divex Jetfin – Extra Large from Welcome to DIVEX - World Leaders in Diving Equipment Technology
Order Codes: MF011
Fit them with Halcyon (or any other brand specifically designed to replace the Jetfin rubber strap) SS spring straps which will make them a lot more comfortable in the water and a damn sight easier to get on/off.

Divex fins are a lot cheaper then the ScubaPro ones.

For comparison my Divex XL fit size 13 hoof with wetsuit booties perfectly.
Scubapro XXL fit perfectly wearing issue Terra boots.


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Old 31st May 2008, 10:07   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Jet Fins

Quote: (Originally Posted by Lancer4545) View Original Post
I decided to get a pair of large jets when I started diving my drysuit all the time and found I couldn't fit my toes into them so I then went and got a pair of XL fins. Only to find I could get my toes in but they were so badly scrunched up that my feet would cramp up after half an hour and then it'd take 2 people to get them off!!!

So I decided to get a pair of XXL fins.......Now they are so big I can wear them with my steel capped work boots and they're still loose!!!

I like the jets as they are heavier than my Avanti's and give me a better trim the only trouble is they don't make a pair that will fit.

I have turbosoles on my CLX450 and they don't seem to be a lot bigger than a pair of the usual run of the mill booties.

Anyone got an suggestion on a similar fin to the jets that I can fit my size 9 foot into that are a bit on the heavy side?

Thanks,

Lance
I had the same problem and use now the Turtle Fins.
There size is between the XL en the XXL of the Jetfins.
Now they fit perfectly.
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Re: Jet Fins

Another approach to consider is replace the turbosoles with regular wetsuit booties that are big enough to fit. When I did it I needed booties that were two USA sizes bigger. Not to much bigger that I needed new fins and I still have the bottom protection for walking.

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Re: Jet Fins

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I had the same problem and use now the Turtle Fins.
There size is between the XL en the XXL of the Jetfins.
Now they fit perfectly.

My Turtlefins 3XL fits perfect!


I use size 12 boots and my Ursuit has 5 mm neoprene boots with latex surface....
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Re: Jet Fins

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Anyone got an suggestion on a similar fin to the jets that I can fit my size 9 foot into that are a bit on the heavy side?
Lance,

Have a look at the IDI Power Fin. I used them for a long time with my DUI Turbo Soles. They're a bit stiffer but just as heavy as the Jets. The size LARGE is about the same as an XL Jet, and fit my size 11 foot perfectly. You might want to try a MEDIUM. Any shop that sells XS Scuba's line should have them.

Are you using spring heel straps?

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Re: Jet Fins

To add to the list: Rocket fins XL are great too!
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Re: Jet Fins

hey lance

couple of lengths of fence paling and some bungee cord should do the trick....haha

the new hollis fins should be available here next week i believe. i'll try get a pair of them for you to check out.
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Re: Jet Fins

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My Turtlefins 3XL fits perfect!


I use size 12 boots and my Ursuit has 5 mm neoprene boots with latex surface....

Another vote for Turtles!

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