Speardiver C90 Carbon Spearfishing Fins
Pair of Speardiver carbon 90cm spearfishing fins with OMER Stingray, Cressi Gara Modular or Speardiver foot pockets
Pair of Speardiver carbon 90cm spearfishing fins with Speardiver, OMER Stingray or Cressi Gara Modular foot pockets.
Carbon blades general informatiom
Carbon fiber fins are universally accepted as the best performing fins for spearfishing and freediving. Carbon fins are faster and weigh less than plastic and fiberglass fins. Faster refers to how quickly the fins release the stored energy acquired from being flexed, in other words how they instantly spring back to straight in the water after your kick, resulting in superior propulsion. Being lighter carbon fins are easier to kick allowing divers to swim for longer periods of time without tiring out the legs.
The manufacturing process and materials (carbon fiber and resin) used in the production of carbon blades, must result in blades that are consistent in stiffness and flex characteristics, and most importantly durable. This is no simple task for aspiring small companies offering their single product (fins) in today's satrurated carbon fins market. Speardiver Carbon Fins are part of the Speardiver line of proven high quality spearfishing gear, and have met these criteria since their introduction in 2009. Attention to small but very important details such as correct blade surface area (blade length and width), correct toe angle, and quality water channeling rails and rails for installation in foot pockets, have put Speardiver fins ahead of the competition. Our experience with practically all foot pockets available, enables us to manufacture carbon blades that will combine well with different foot pockets, to precisely meet the requirements of an individual diver. Read reviews from divers using our carbon fins: Speardiver carbon fins roll call.
Speardiver carbon blades features:
- Two year warranty on carbon blades (normal conditions of use).
- Blade length: 30.7" (78cm)
- Complete fin length (blade and footpocket): 35.8" (90cm)
- Blade width: 8.27" (21cm)
- Blade weight (medium stiffness): 10.7oz (304g)
- 25º built in toe angle.
- Water channeling rails for stabilization.
- Foot pocket rails for easy installation of the blades in foot pockets. No gluing is needed.
- 3 stiffnesses:
- Medium soft (MS) A very light blade suitable for experienced divers who can get the same propulsion out of a soft blade using proper kicking form, and for divers who get knee and ankle pain from stiffer blades.
- Medium (M) A light fast blade for all around diving.
- Medium hard (MH) A stiffer blade for divers who prefer a stronger kicking style.
Foot pocket selection
Every diver has uniquely shaped feet and no one style foot pocket will fit everyone. For this reason Speardiver fins are offered with a choice of foot pockets. The foot pockets you'll find in our store cover the range of foot shapes from wide to narrow, flat to high instep, and meet our criteria which are:
- A stiff sole for good energy transfer from leg to blade. You'll recognize a sole that's too soft when you feel pressure under your foot from the back edge of the blade with every kick.
- Foot pocket tendons of moderates stiffness, providing good support for the blade without negatively affecting its flex characteristics, and channeling water down the blade.
- A soft comfortable pocket.
We are aware of ALL foot pockets available from different manufacturers. If you're considering foot pockets that you don't see offered in our store, you can be sure there is a performance related reason why we don't sell it. Regardless of which hype you've heard, ultra light, the "ideal" exaggerated angle, no tendons to allow the carbon blade to work better etc.
All replaceable foot pockets use the rail system for installing blades in the foot pockets. The foot pocket rails are different than water channeling rails. Water channeling rails are improtatnt for stabilizing the fin in the water and protecting the blade edges against impact, without adding unnecessary weight to the blade. Most manufacturers cut corners with this aspect of fin making, using a single type of rail for both water channeling and foot pocket installation. We designed and manufactured the Speardiver foot pocket rails specifically for this task. Foot pocket rail shape is important for ease of installation of the blades in the foot pockets, and the holding power of the foot pocket tendons over the blade. Read more about rails here: Fin blade rails explanation.
In addition to rails Speardiver, OMER Stingray and Cressi Gara Modular foot pockets use an installation kit to securely fix the blade in the foot pocket. The kits, consisting of two plastic plates and two stainless steel screws, require two small screw holes in the blade near the toe angle. The holes will be in different positions for different foot pockets.
* Installation using a foot pocket kit (screws and plate) is an alteration to the blade. We will not refund or exchange altered blades. If you're not sure of your foot pocket size, which foot pocket or which blade stiffness you need please contact us before ordering.
Speardiver C90 carbon fins in action