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    Fin Size & Leash

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    pete.northcott

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    Fin Size & Leash

    Post  pete.northcott on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:39 am

    I take a UK 10 shoe should I allow an extra size for neoprene socks and are fin leashes a good idea?
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    jezz harty

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  jezz harty on Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:50 am

    yes to both,but fins are weird,try as many on as you can,before you find the ones that feel good
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  GRAYMAN on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:40 am

    Scout around for info on fins. Personally I favour DaFin over everything else (that's whay I stock them) however, it's all down to personal preference. What are your feet like width wise?

    Go for fins that'll handle a winter sock. Summer socks will still fill them out OK.

    On fin savers, you can't beat the Hydro Deluxe strap:

    http://store.magicseaweed.com/Hydro-Deluxe-Fin-Savers/Item/14842/

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    matt23

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  matt23 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:05 pm

    Fins are subjective but if you have a good look on the threads everyone on here has tried loads. Personaly I use dafins, Id start with dafin then if there not right duck feet, UDTs or vipers etc?
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    James H

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  James H on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:28 am

    Hydro Deluxe fin savers are awesome.
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    piskian

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  piskian on Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:04 am

    If your fins fit well,you won't need them.Only once had dafins come off and one attempted to locate the male g-spot.Motivational!!
    And that was a large day.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:43 pm

    That depends on your foot shape though. XL DaFin fit me perfectly lengthwise with a sock but squeeze my foot to death due to my Hobbit heritage.

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    James H

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    Re: Fin Size & Leash

    Post  James H on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:43 am

    piskian wrote:If your fins fit well,you won't need them.Only once had dafins come off and one attempted to locate the male g-spot.Motivational!!
    And that was a large day.

    count yourself lucky twas not a UDT

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