Winter Swim Fins

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by ECsponger, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 27, 2008
    Lost an EON fin this summer in OCMD seeing if anyone mighta picked it up. Told my buddy not to use em but he did anyway and lost one. I only use them in winter because they fit over the 5mm bootie, and not a lot of fins will do that for my foot. Also a complete ***** to find these online.

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    So if I can't replace these fins, what are some other options as far as what some of ya guys use for winter fins that fit over a bootie? I need stiffness and a downwards kick/thrust pattern. SIZE XL
     
  2. xgen70

    xgen70 Well-Known Member

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    May 25, 2006
    the "Blunt Cut" has what I have found to be the largest foot wells,>>> width. ChurchHills as well, but largest size only?

    I get the XL's and I am able to have 5mm booties on and the fit is perfect. Plenty of room so that your toes do not smash together. Very Comfortable.
     

  3. OBlove

    OBlove Well-Known Member

    380
    Aug 29, 2006
    hot buttered...

    hands down the most comfortable fin on earth is Hot Buttered Fins. Difficult to find in the US, but if you do, get em! Fenwick Island Surf SHop carried them way back, not sure who does now? Maybe Jay @ e?

    In fact, I boogied forever as a kid and never got a cramped foot.

    They are the best fins EVER for standups and dk's because they are super light weight. I find they are also great for some winter bodysurfing. They are THE ONLY fin I could ever use ontop of traditional surf boots (not neo 5 mil socks!)

    I always ordered mine from oz, I found the $30 shipping was worth it. I bought a pair in 1999 and I still use them today.
     
  4. surfskibum

    surfskibum Active Member

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    Oct 22, 2008
  5. wontonwonton

    wontonwonton Well-Known Member

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    Mar 13, 2007
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    they suck. No support on your foot. Try xl bz rubbers. They are aight for me.
     
  6. steelwave42

    steelwave42 Well-Known Member

    438
    Nov 7, 2006
    I used my friends bz's and they had alot of room... big pocket, but they were really old to. I'd check them out tho. In the past I used my churchies but lost one and gave one to a friend in need, so I'm in the same boat as you. I'll be picking some up soon, so I'll let you know what I get & how they feel...
     
  7. Boss

    Boss Well-Known Member

    158
    Nov 11, 2008
    Dont get the Laguna fins. I have 12-12.5 shoe size. I use XL churchills, the feel weird compared to my viper (for summer)...meaning the thrust is different. However, i can fit in the with my 7mil boots in the dead of winter
     
  8. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 27, 2008
    So far all the input has been great so thank you for that. Jay over at ebodyboarding said he has never heard of them (eon fins) I know I saw a link on his site months ago but I cannot find it anymore. I've tried out the Makapuus and they are decent I guess I'd have to take in my booties to the surf shop to see if they can fit over top. Anyone try the MS Vipers over top 3-5mm booties yet? The Tech's look about the same as the Eons but they look too flimsy for my kick style.

    I just wish the original Vipers fit Dammitt!! :mad:
     
  9. mikedub

    mikedub Well-Known Member

    198
    Aug 2, 2007
    Hey come into Kcoast with your booties and I'm sure we will be able to help you find something that will work. Also, one of our "shop" fins has a very similar shape to the EON. I'm not sure if we have them in stock in a 12 but I have a personal pair and I'm sure we could work something out.
     
  10. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 27, 2008
    Mr. mikedub you are the man. I'll try to get in soon, probably get some new booties while I'm at it. I got my Vipers there last year and they have been nothing but terrific all summer long!
     
  11. bodyboarddude

    bodyboarddude Well-Known Member

    146
    Sep 26, 2009
    dude,check out:
    www.boogerking.com.au

    they have the most extensive selection of fins & alot of styles i've never even seen before.they're mad expensive with shipping to the US,but if you want something different,that's the shop for you.the shop is owned by Ben Player's brother Toby,so they know what they're talkin about.i didn't see the Eon's you have,but they have alot of styles that are similar.:D
     
  12. dan lawrence

    dan lawrence Member

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    May 25, 2007
    I bought the exact same EON fins a couple years ago at Liquid in Rehoboth...don't know if they still carry the brand, but worth giving them a call...I wear Custom X in the winter over 5mm and they're super comfortable.
     
  13. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 27, 2008
    Found em! Found them on Eppo's site

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    Although they are Nomad NX fins and not Eon fins. Maybe Eon changed or sold the copyright to Nomad.
     
  14. cap2nd

    cap2nd Well-Known Member

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    Nov 10, 2007
    Does anyone know about the POD3 fins? They look pretty sick.
     
  15. Boss

    Boss Well-Known Member

    158
    Nov 11, 2008
    Vipers....
     
  16. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
    The original Tech fins are one of the wider foot pockets that are readily available @ most retailers I have been wearing them with 5mil boots (not socks) for years during the winter. Vipers are a very narrow foot pocket in general. I have Vipers, Kicks, Custom X, Redley, Chuchill & Tech original & the Tech's are the best for me in the winter.
     
  17. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

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    May 21, 2006
    I will second what Chuck says here about the fins and the pocket width with a minor personal preference for winter: Hydro Tech (these came after the Hydro Finz Original and before the Tech 2) - the Hydro Tech blade isn't quite as wide and stiff and has a slightly simpler blade than the Finz. I would still prefer a "winter" version of the Vipers, i.e, a larger foot pocket.
     
  18. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    798
    Feb 27, 2008
    I agree with you on a winter version of a Viper. Thanks for all of your inputs, especially chuck. I will be making my decision soon, and will more than likely end up in k-coast since they got the best selection of fins around these parts.
     
  19. Cwhite

    Cwhite Well-Known Member

    588
    May 19, 2006
    If you go to K-Coast & try on the fins, try them on with 5mil boots not socks. That way you know you have plenty of room. If it feels like it's pinching the sides of the foot initially, then try a different pair because it will only get worse if you have them on for any period of time.

    P.S. Skip the expensive fin savers & go with good round athletic shoelaces instead. In the 20+ years I have using shoelaces I have yet to lose a pair of fins.
     
  20. surfswell

    surfswell Well-Known Member

    217
    May 18, 2009
    fin teathers are only five dollers i think. Do u really use a shoe lase? How