Hi MaxI too was wondering about the Pod 3's just the other day. I'd heard good thing about Redleys, which seem to be unavailable, but my research led me to the Pod 3's which caught my eye.There's a couple of brief reviews here from a bodyboarder's perspective and other reviews on that site of the Pod 1 & 2's are positive, although not very illuminating.I'm very tempted to grab a pair - nice to support a local fin company.The South African Cphynz also sound interesting. A review here.
POD 3s look really good. But will they fit my fat knobby feet? I'm burning out on buying flippers that are too loose around the ankles because I don't fit in the footbox. Research is giving me the impression that PODs run a bit wider with fairly tight anke openings. I suppose I'll just have to chance it, as there are none to test in this area. Please let us know how you go if you get some.
I've used POD 1 fins in the past and they were a tough no-nonsence fin that worked and were damn comfortable. Until i lost them that is.This is an email i got from the Shane at POD a while back about the fin. He seems like a straight-up guy with a real interest in what he's producing. One thing you should take into account is that the pod3 fins only go up to size 10-11, while the others have an XL (11+) size:Question: Can tell me which has more thrust, the PF2 or PF3. I would be using them for mat surfingAnswer: We are tapping into the major debate here - symmetric vs. asymmetric - trust, balance & control etc. So it’s really matter of option what works best for, however from our research asymmetric has a longer trailing edge compared to symmetric which has further attributes, i.e. extra holding position on the wave and further trust, however symmetric has an equal balance & control with more directed trust.Please also take into account with an asymmetric shape the foot pocket may not suit your comfort because it will still but uneven pressure on you foot even thought we have done our upmost to follow the foot curvatures, but as we all know everyone has different shape feet.These are only my opinions and I really want the you to decided by choosing which best suits their style, and feet etc - because I have done extensive research and prefer to give the public the option of either shape, by offering both symmetric and asymmetric fins so the rider has the best product/s for our sport. Truthfully we have been sitting with so many old designs ( over 25-35 years) for too long now and nothing new to offer the sport...Many thanksShane VassalloPOD Design Pty Ltd.P. +61 2 8338 0101 :: F. +61 2 8338 0102 :: M. +61 412 89 2000
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I reckon the POD 3s look the part!
Let us know how they go.
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