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    Rock boots or turbo Boots

    Ok, so after my drysuit saga - I decided to get measured up for an Otter at the dive show yesterday.

    Do I want turbo boots or rock boots? and why?

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    I have never had turbo soles only rock boots. I have never left my boots at home. What fins do you have, are you planning to change them, will they fit your new boots/soles?

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    turbo all the way for me, nver leave them at home (have seen more than 1 person do this), and just easier to get on and off, but its a personal preference.

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    I went from some pretty oldschool welly type boots to rock boots and it was like night and day. I think the difference between rock boots and the turbo sole type is going to be considerably less.

    I'd be tempted by the turbo soles. I do still worry about forgetting my boots and I find getting the rock boots on to be a hassle. Its one more thing to induce seasickness whilst on the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottle maker View Post
    I have never had turbo soles only rock boots. I have never left my boots at home. What fins do you have, are you planning to change them, will they fit your new boots/soles?
    I have aqualung phaser fins, considering a pair of RK3 tho

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    Have had fitted boots and fitted socks + rockboots.

    Would never have fitted boots again. Rockboots fit better; you can turn the suit inside out if you need to check/dry/fix anything; can replace rockboots when they wear out; could use wellies if needing to climb through things wearing a drysuit.

    In short they just work.

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    Id go for rock boots. If possible find a shop that sells them and take your dry suit and fins along with you to find a good fit. You may also need to buy new fins. I really like mine with velcro fasteners.

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    Rock boots for me, I have never forgotten them for a dive (and keep a spare pair in the pick up anyway )and I find they are more comfortable.

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    Turbo soles are shit. No ankle support and every bit of grit feels like agony.

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    I have a pair of size 14 rock boots to sell if anyone with huge feet is looking? I quite liked them but the suit legs were cut so badly I got it changed to fitted boots


 
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