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Postby silent solutions » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:42 pm

Is there any shops stocking these in N.Z?
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby ChuckyBob » Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:48 pm

Not that I know.SXD has some in stock.
I recently got a pair with a mate and cost $270 landed per pair from US.

Cant say I notice a huge different from my Jets except they dont fit the same. I now wear 2 pairs of socks to compensate.
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Postby silent solutions » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:27 pm

I had the jets for years but thought they were a little heavy as they seemed to always trim my feet down.I have had the oms slipstreams for a few years which were ok but some one on the weekend has decided to donate them to king neptune so I need some replacements soon.
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Postby ChrisB » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:52 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:Not that I know.SXD has some in stock.
I recently got a pair with a mate and cost $270 landed per pair from US.

Who are SXD ?? I am interested in checking them out too
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby Andy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:11 am

silent solutions wrote:I had the jets for years but thought they were a little heavy as they seemed to always trim my feet down.I have had the oms slipstreams for a few years which were ok but some one on the weekend has decided to donate them to king neptune so I need some replacements soon.


In terms of buoyancy, the F1s are about the same as the Jets. Marginally less negative, but not so much that you'd notice.

When I got mine, I looked at Aus - but retail price without shipping was higher than what I paid to get mine shipped from the US. No stockists in NZ as far as I am aware.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby silent solutions » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Andy who did you order them through?Do you prefer them to jets ? Are they holding up ok to diver abuse?
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby Andy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:39 pm

silent solutions wrote:Andy who did you order them through?Do you prefer them to jets ? Are they holding up ok to diver abuse?


I got mine from Dive Right in Scuba in the US.

I hated them at first, they feel really floppy in comparison to Jets. You might that even more noticeable if you are coming from Slipstreams as they tend to be a bit stiffer. But unlike Turtles, they may be soft but they still move you through the water fine - even with twins and mutliple stages.

I definitely prefer them to my old Jets, which were too big for me. I'm waiting for a new pair of inbetween size XLs which will be the acid test. I certainly have no complaints with them, though. They let you do everything just like Jets, but don't feel as much work to do so.

Currently bearing up ok, some scratches on the surface. I suspect that the material is not as durable as the rubber used in Jets (it's harder, more like the Slipstreams) so scratches more... but I'd still reckon that lifespan will be longer than many modern fins.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby silent solutions » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:04 pm

What are the sizing like?If some one is a sz10 or 11 in a drysuit woud it be the XL or XXL
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby Andy » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:45 pm

silent solutions wrote:What are the sizing like?If some one is a sz10 or 11 in a drysuit woud it be the XL or XXL


I reckon it's a bit like Jets - 10/11 is right between sizes, though the XXL F1 is considerably smaller than a (old) XXL Jet.

What size Slipstreams did you have? I think my XXL F1 is marginally larger than a XXL set of Slipstreams.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby ChuckyBob » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:41 pm

silent solutions wrote:What are the sizing like?If some one is a sz10 or 11 in a drysuit woud it be the XL or XXL


Same as me and I use XXL. But then I guess it also depends on what boots you use on your suit.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby silent solutions » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:08 pm

Leisure pro have them for $99 about $40usd less than the dive right in scuba .I will source a pair and see how they go.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby ChuckyBob » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:54 pm

silent solutions wrote:Leisure pro have them for $99 about $40usd less than the dive right in scuba .I will source a pair and see how they go.

How much is the shipping though?

Hard to say no at that price considering the NZ price for Jets with out spring straps.
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby silent solutions » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:25 pm

Yeah I think jets I priced this morning were around $300 nzd.Thats crazy
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Re: hollis f1 fin

Postby ChuckyBob » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:30 pm

silent solutions wrote:Yeah I think jets I priced this morning were around $300 nzd.Thats crazy


Thats cheap. I was quoted $350 ( before GST went up)
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