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FLF Carbon Fin Torture Test – Florida Freedivers

Video Review


Video Transcript


what a fritter fans Jonathan the Eric
here with you today and we are bringing
to you a brand new blade on the market
that we actually have the help of
designing and I had my lovely wife help
with logos and yeah I think the logo is
probably the best part yeah what do you
think the best part of these fins is
it’s definitely a logo
we’re break some of these fins today we
are you know we’re gonna we’re gonna
push them to the limit it’s just just go
t-minus 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 fire they
may not ring they may not it may be
impenetrable considering they Rock the
Florida free divers logo they are
definitely unbreakable that’s great
we’re going to find out absolutely all
right so before we go and like push
these things to their max limit and
break them let’s talk a little bit about
the differences and who might use what
yes what do you want to start so you
mentioned we have two different models
Yeah right we have the flight series and
the Apollo series the main difference
here is going to be the dimensions of
the fin Absolue eight so the apollo is a
little bit shorter blade and a little
bit wider and the flight is a little bit
narrower and a little bit longer this
exact dimensions what do did we
determine what that one yeah so the
exact dimensions on the Apollo is a 20
centimeter wide thin by a seventy four
centimeter overall length so the what I
basically did was I looked at all the
different kind of spearfishing fins that
we had carbon wise and saw what people
liked what people didn’t like and try to
build more of a like current kicking
spearfishing style blade in regards to
the Apollo and also in talking about the
differences the Apollo has something
called a tip flex meaning that when you
kick the fin it doesn’t bend in the
middle it bends more towards the tip
yeah the softest point in the blade is
towards the end so it gets starts thick
and gets thinner all the way to the end
wrecked so what’s happening there is
that during those kind of like
horsepower moments where you really need
to like turn it on you know a
afterburners on and get going you’ve got
the horsepower you’ve got the backbone
of the Apollo which is where it’s at and
the width of the blade helps with that
as well right the wiper blade the more
water you’re
absolutely yeah great little
maneuverable spiny yeah I like that word
fine
I’m just a good overall spear fishing
pin and that’s what we’ve found to be
all those things come together into and
that’s what people like yeah a blade
that works well for that situation yeah
so the flight we’re talking before about
the dimensions on these these are a
little bit narrower blade so they’re in
nineteen point four centimeters wide so
it’s not very much doesn’t seem like a
lot but when you’re comparing the two
side-by-side and also kicking them it
makes a pretty big difference what was
the overall length on these and so these
guys are 78 overall so if you think
about that that nineteen point four
versus twenty right isn’t just this much
it’s this much over seventy eight
centimeters so this much in the water
might be not much but then you stretch
it out and now I try to push that
through the water that’s a big
difference that you’re not having to
push through the water on the flights
that you would have to push through on a
seventy four centimeter Paolo gotcha
and then one thing that I like about the
narrower blade in particular you don’t
hit them together as much correct so
then the less space you have or I guess
the more space you have between them
you’re not gonna hit those the rails
together Aki
yeah and they squeaking you know I know
and it spooks fish right not only does
it like become inefficient because
you’re like knocking the blades and
interrupting your kick cycles you’re
also with that squeak you scare and
spook fish so you could be here’s me
it’s when I do it or when you do it so
you could be you know like sneaking up
on that fish and you just happen to get
that last kick and it squeaks and they
bolt so it definitely is nice to have a
little bit more of a blade these are
what we would consider a mid flex fin so
when you flex the fin it definitely is
in more of the middle of the fin versus
the Apollo is more towards like the tip
of the fin so when you hold both ends
and flex you can see way more of a
bigger curve to the whole VIN right yeah
which is really really neat and we’ve
already talked about the difference it
mentions but the other huge thing that’s
different between the two blades is the
carbon so you want to go into that sure
so it’s it’s a slight difference it does
improve the blade overall so the flight
uses a t700 carbon when when you do
compare the two you can see the
difference in the weave the t700 has a
little bit wider toe to it a little bit
wider spread where the apologies I
believe it’s a t 400 and they’re more of
a square pattern on there so you’ll get
some close-ups of those what those looks
like or what those look like
but basically what the t700 is going to
give you is less epoxy to fibre ratio
essentially and there’s other factors
that control that as well but this helps
so it’s gonna give you a little bit more
responsive thing there’s more carbon per
square inch technically so that’s a very
nice that’s why the flights are a little
bit more expensive because the carbons a
little bit more expensive but also it’s
gonna be better performing blade on that
regard because of the nicer carbon and
it’s just different
right like these are not these can
absolutely be used for spearfishing but
they’re intended more so for the deeper
divers right so if you’re shooting fish
in 30 feet of water the Apollo is going
to be the fin that you want to use if
you’re shooting fish in 90 or 75 sixties
like a little bit deeper water I
personally think the Apollo’s are gonna
be where it’s at
having to make that distance of travel
right depending on how deep you’re
diving I would personally rather have
something that can travel well with me
versus having to like fight something to
get down with absolutely and that’s
where those little things really start
to come into play right it really do
yeah different types of carbon and
things like that you’re not gonna notice
a huge difference if you’re just
casually diving with them right but when
you’re really demanding everything you
can get out of the fin that’s where that
makes a difference every little ounce of
efficiency you can get out of that blade
is gonna help you in the long run and
that’s why we’re in carbon right like if
we didn’t really care about
every ounce of efficiency well then I
would be kicking fiberglass because I
don’t care right but I care so I’m in
carbons and therefore I want to know
exactly what I’m getting and why am i
choosing the Apollo’s or why do I want
to choose the flights right we made two
models because people are different
people have different needs they have
different you know once just making the
flight which is my personal preference
doesn’t work for the guy who wants to
slay fish in the Bahamas in 45 feet of
water right this just might not have
enough backbone for him to pull out that
big black or big Kuvera out of a hole
whereas the Apollo absolutely does that
one of the other really cool things that
we did with both the flight and the
Apollo is with the logo idea right we
actually ended up putting these big ol
white fancy cool-looking designs on the
backs of the fins right so the reason
why we put these on the the backs of the
fin is because because you end up laying
down the bottom right and your dive
buddy on the surface is seeing this dark
colored fin with these blue rails that
kind of blends in with the blue of the
water in between you and your safety and
so these white big stripes on there is
hoping to let your dive buddy see you a
little bit better same reason why we use
bright color of weights on our weight
belt and you know sometimes you guys
even have like wetsuits that have like
you know white floater free diver green
lettering on the back helps to get fit
sometimes sometimes you know not many so
it’s just the idea of safety right
really trying to implement what could we
do to stand this blade out a little bit
differently not only in performance but
also in design right like trying to
think again what do I want as a spear
fisherman or a free diver from my
safeties I want them to go see me yeah
and you’d be surprised how far away you
can see this weight from or even through
bad visibility that kind of thing
there they actually really do make it up
the body disappears and all you see is
this little white thing on the back of
their leg absolutely that’s all I need
alright guys so we’ve got the flight and
Apollo and we are ready to try to
actually push these things to their max
limits and we’re probably gonna end up
breaking one just because we have to
figure out how far the limit goes so
we’ve got the Apollo in the flight both
are a little bit gently used I’ve used
the Apollo kind of scratched it up a
little bit on the reef but not any
there’s no cracks or anything in it yet
there might be at the end of this video
and you use the flight right yes okay
use the flights all last week and I love
them cool awesome
so let’s go ahead and start breaking
some which one you do first
oh my gosh I don’t know what do you well
you’re all right so let’s go with the
Apollo for a man so what are some things
that like the most common things you
know you’ve worked in a workshop a long
time what do you hear people having the
most common breakage thing about three
things come to mind three okay I’ve got
three things number one dropping a
weight belt on it oh well okay yeah
let’s go get a whip off we’ll get a
weight belt number two okay right now I
want to do it right now
number two is in the edge of a hatch
right so you throw your fins in the
hatch and then somebody just throws the
hatch closed and it and then number
three is generally from shore diving or
something like that somebody is walking
in their long fins which I don’t know
you know how you do that and you get the
tip stuck and end up stepping on the
whole thing okay kind of like that just
just like that something like that cool
drop test number one
okay so we just took a four pound weight
belts you were standing on top of the
workshop and you’re 6 5 11 6 foot 3 611
611 over his head dropped it landed
straight on the fin and honestly like it
sounded like it broke something broke
this sounded like it cracked and I
thought for sure like oh great like our
first test and it failed it didn’t so I
don’t know what the heck that sound was
I think it was just because this is race
off the floor that likes smash yeah oh
yeah it’s fine yeah Ben’s just great so
if it can handle that
so the next thing is gonna be a scooter
yeah that was really hard
I definitely dented it
I definitely dented it you can like see
like the little tiny like bubble on the
other side yeah but it didn’t go through
it didn’t go through I was really hard
that was obnoxious no honestly that just
looks like the epoxy itself deforming
it’s not even oh my god this is getting
extreme still nothing like am I going to
failure right now baby that’s a lot of
impact on this tiny little point and
it’s making like it’s definitely making
it a dimple like it’s making an
indention for sure if you ever take a
screwdriver to your blades you will see
the
but it’s not not failing like there’s no
cracks in the epoxy or there’s no like
broken fiber that you can smell them
it literally almost looks just like a
superficial I mean I you can see on the
back sorry so it has like moved the
carbon we took a screwdriver to it
multiple times and it definitely made an
impression but has not actually damaged
it in any way shape or form so what else
do we got we should probably go outside
and play around a little bit but okay
just absolutely
we frustrated I think he felt he could
have had at least a phase it well let it
all out
hitters when they get a bit of a funk
they’re just gonna allow his frustration
for sure he’s upset still frustrated
still angry watch out watch out
so definitely chipped it right but
honestly after all that abuse this thing
would absolutely still kick
after stepping on it and just so
everybody knows these are real carbon
fins they actually have carbon in the
inside of them you’ll grab the Apollo’s
they actually have carbon inside of them
other fins out there will have just
carbon wraps on the top and bottom so we
were able to take our flights and
Apollo’s to full failure right we broke
we literally broke them to get in taking
them as far as they could go before they
failed and honestly I did not expect as
much as I did
right like we as you’ll see as you just
saw we wrap them around a pole we beat
them across the concrete hard core with
a screwdriver things that you would
never actually have happen in the real
world but hopefully letting you know how
tough these carbon fins are and I don’t
think it’s necessarily like these are
proprietary amazingness I think these
are awesome but I think most carbon fins
don’t get enough credit for a house like
impenetrable or rough and tough they are
yeah
I dare you to stack any other fan up
against it as far as even a lot of
fiberglass goes I didn’t get a lot of
the same results for sure it’s pretty
the screwdriver was pretty impressive to
me yeah that’s yeah that’s a lot of
force on a very very small spot like
yeah very crazy so awesome guys we were
suppose a lot of fun making this video
we had a really good time had some good
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