Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

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Re: Looking for a Better Fit, Modifying Swim Fins

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i wanted soft and comfortable and i feel like i get enough burst of speed to get into waves. it was pretty weak that day at te inlet. would be down to meet up. i only get 4 days off a month. but if there is rain on a thursday or friday i can get to the beach in the afternoon if tere is waves. i work on a golf course here outside dc so weekends i work i have to stay to water.
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Pez, what would be your normal day off ?
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off this weekend but going up to new york to visit my brother and nephews. so basically ever other weekend off.
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I gave my 12EEE and other profile points (require long swims and burst) to Yucca and they got back with this:

"Our fins have a wide foot pocket. You can probably use a XL barefoot, if you want the fin sock go with XXL. I think soft flex would work best. Let us know if you have any other questions."

https://yuccafins.com/collections/premi ... /Soft-Flex

They have three gradients of stiffness so it makes sense to put me in the middle (soft flex) that appears to be less stiff than the Standard but more flex than the Ultra. That would be the balance point of wanting long distance swimming and power thrust. I can see if you kept your feet in the water more like a bodysurfer or even bodyboarder you might want the superflex to conform to the wave better. I told them I get my feet out of the water once riding as much as possible and rely on paipo fins for turning etc.

Its too late for this trip but I will either get some from a store over the summer or order on-line. Sounds like I should go XXL since I wear a 3mm sock all the time (even in tropics for comfort and shoulder seasons on E-coast for warmth). This is promising since even if my FF Pro Mod works they are still heavy at 5lb. I did forget to confirm these are much lighter but will confirm such before buying,
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The Yucca SoftFlex XXL sounds about right for overall surfriding. And remember you are using these for mat and paipo surfing. Also, a lot of bodyboarders bend their knees with feet out of the water.
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I tried Da Fin when I was in good shape and surfing a lot - never could figure out what the width was good for and the stiffness was too much for more than three strokes. I always returned to my Churchills because they didn't kill my feet or give me cramps prematurely. Surviving a surf session has become more important than high performing.
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Yeah, Ted, I hear you. Swim fins are so "personal" in the way they fit and respond for each person. A swim fin that one person raves about in exultation might be a damnation for the other person. There are so many different fin types available but finding the "right one for me" can be an endless journey.
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