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    Fins with Neutral Buoyancy Characteristics

    Looking for recommendations for fins with neutral buoyancy characteristics. From my experience I find Jetfins to be negative, RK1's to be positive, and was wondering would there by any fins that would be neutrally buoyant ??
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    My Mares Quattros are only very slightly negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathal View Post
    Looking for recommendations for fins with neutral buoyancy characteristics. From my experience I find Jetfins to be negative, RK1's to be positive, and was wondering would there by any fins that would be neutrally buoyant ??
    TIA

    Cathal
    OMS Slipstreams ?

    Identical shape and pattern to scuba pro jets but lighter / less dense

    Donít know how they compare to RK1s

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    RK3 are neutral
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    I usually use Jetfins, and like the power and response they offer, having been diving them for over 20 years. For CCR diving, I am foot heavy and need a lighter fin. Apeks RK3s I found light, but far too floppy to give decent propulsion in flow, and Mares are even worse. OMS Slipstreams are stiff and responsive, but for me the shape of the foot pocket was uncomfortable on longer swim dives and caused lesions on the top of my foot. I have been diving the Dive Rite XT fins for a few hundred dives now and they provide a good balance of light weight, comfort and effective propulsion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John63 View Post
    OMS Slipstreams ?

    Identical shape and pattern to scuba pro jets but lighter / less dense

    Donít know how they compare to RK1s
    I get on really well with my Slipstreams, although I just got a set of used Quattros that I also like


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    Thanks for the feedback so far.


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    Northern Diver's jetfins are a lot lighter than "proper" jetfins. I think due to them being cheap Chinese knock offs. They aren't neutral but they are certainly not heavy in the water like other makes are.

    Aren't most diveshop slat wall plastic fins neutral?
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    Fin fashion seems to go round in circles. I started out with rubber fins then plastic jet fins copies then USD Compros then Avanti Quattros then turtle fins and currently Hollis bat fins. And probably tried most other fad fins de jour.

    If you want light fins Iíd say avanti quattros. Heavy the Hollis. Thatís mostly on the basis that if Iím wearing either of these fins I donít think about the fact that Iím wearing fins as my feet are comfy and I donít get cramps.

    The Hollis fins are by far my favourite even if they are heavy as it doesnít make any difference in a drysuit. If diving in a wetsuit I take the quattros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeF View Post
    Fin fashion seems to go round in circles. I started out with rubber fins then plastic jet fins copies then USD Compros then Avanti Quattros then turtle fins and currently Hollis bat fins. And probably tried most other fad fins de jour.

    If you want light fins Iíd say avanti quattros. Heavy the Hollis. Thatís mostly on the basis that if Iím wearing either of these fins I donít think about the fact that Iím wearing fins as my feet are comfy and I donít get cramps.

    The Hollis fins are by far my favourite even if they are heavy as it doesnít make any difference in a drysuit. If diving in a wetsuit I take the quattros.
    Thank for that. I am actually looking for a recommendation for a neutral weight fin in the water


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