The fins are awesome - we dived 25-30m the whole of Sunday and even thorough I was pretty tired due to a bad night's sleep, I was diving 30m comfortably, in fact my legs usually get very tired diving in the deep but I managed 100%.
SA National Spearfishing Team
South African Spearo
Hey guys, thought I'd add my blurb on the Spierre carbon blades. I first tried a pair in Israel which were built for someone a bit bigger than me and I thought them quite stiff, but with loads of power compared with my pair of carbons (Carbontech). At first glance the blade is normal freedive length but slightly wider than the typical European brands - so they moves a bit more water. The pair I ordered were much easier to use, being softer as I had requested. I also requested the thickest part to extend well past the end of the foot area since I've broken a number of carbons in that exact area (where you get the white stress marks across plastic blades after a while). I also shopped around for footpockets that fitted me well (i have a long thin foot, so chose Beauchat). Also because they have thin side rails which allow the carbon to flex and return with minimum interuption (thick side rails seriously dampen the 'spring'). I wouldn't recommend carbons just for cray diving, but I've done a fair bit of rummaging around in holes for bugs and fish and so far the blades are just looking scratched up. The jump from fibreglass blades like DiveR/Captain Nemo to quality carbon blades like Spierre is similar to the jump from plastic to fibreglass blades (maybe a bit less).
Your finning style has to change to use less energy which takes a while to learn, but your diving improves a lot if you put in the effort. I'd say my comfortable depth is 10m more than it is with my captain Nemo and 15m than with plastics. About the different carbon blades, the bottom level would be the off-the-racks (picasso's/omer/beau
The photo is of a beautiful day taking East Australian Crayfish off the east coast of NSW, Australia.
What an awesome pair of fins, I've fitted them and tried them out ....fantastically efficient
To all involved in the process of these fins you make , We'll done
Image: Paul Wembridge
Love the fins. Had a good year surfing and spearfishing this year up and down Western Australia coast. Good work mate!
Jacques de Vos
Jacques de Vos
Freedive Dahab : Egypt