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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions » Hotspot vs adjustable force fins?

Hotspot vs adjustable force fins?

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1 Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:51 pm

Wyu

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What's everyone's opinion on these fins?

I'm looking into getting fins and want the best bang for the buck. I've read that hotspots are pretty good and less expensive than the Force Fins.

I'm Leaning towards the hotspots right now.

Please advise thx...


2 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:29 pm

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They are both really good fins and you can't go wrong either way. I would say hot spots are the best bang for your buck since they are substantially cheaper. I would start off with the hot spots and jump on some force fins when a deal pops up, they are far and few.

3 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:11 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:They are both really good fins and you can't go wrong either way. I would say hot spots are the best bang for your buck since they are substantially cheaper. I would start off with the hot spots and jump on some force fins when a deal pops up, they are far and few.

^x2.

I recently upgraded from my step in fins (from BPS) to hotspots and absolutely love them. Them being cheaper than the Force Fins kinda helped me liking them even more, but when a good deal pops up on some, I'll likely get them, if for nothing else, to try them out, and either keep or resell them. You'll likely get a lot of mixed votes on here, since many are fiercely loyal to one or the other.

But for my .02, I'd go with the Hotspots  Thumbs Up 

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4 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:59 am

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This sport/hobby is very expensive as we all know. Just like a quality reel. It is gonna run you a few bucks more but you can rest assure it'll crank when you need it the most. Same for fins before I bought my first pair of force fins I had bought some $45 ones from bass pro. I was excited to try my gear on. I got home and threw on my waders and fins. Went to adjust the strap on the fins and the buckle busted. Kind if a bummer that drive to bass pro is not short. After that expierence I did some research and just like you I was being thrown these 2 killer options... Hotspots vs force fins!!! Saw a deal in eBay for the force fins. Jumped on them and have been pleased since. I have bought another pair these I got a size bigger to fit into them with wading boots to avoid damaging your waders. Good luck. They are both great options. I'm for the force fins cause they are less bulky and feel very comfortable.

5 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:00 am

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Don't skimp on fins they are your outboard motor and especially if you tube salt good fins will sve your life I use top end scuba diving fins that can get me up and moving very quickly if needed

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6 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:41 am

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I agree with bayfishingjunkie above, don't get cheap fins, they are your motor, and can save you if need be.  Either the FF or the Hot Spots are an excellent choice for tubing.

7 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:52 am

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Stepping from the outcast fins to the Force Fins i noticed the difference right away. Get either one and you'll get your money's worth for sure. I just need to get one one size larger so it'll feel more comfortable. Anybody has a Large FF for sale or would like a trade with a Medium?

8 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:18 pm

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I popped an airbladder on the right side of my old fishcat one night while fishing alone around 2am mid channel in alamitos when the current was smoking fast and only because of the fins I was using was I able to make it against the current back to shore saving all my gear from going bye bye...

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9 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:29 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I popped an airbladder on the right side of my old fishcat one night while fishing alone around 2am mid channel in alamitos when the current was smoking fast and only because of the fins I was using was I able to make it against the current back to shore saving all my gear from going bye bye...


That's a scary thought!!! Loosing air with a current... at 2am!!!!

10 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:31 pm

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We've tubed NPH between 11pm-9am. That was creepy cause we could hear dogs popping up around us just couldn't see them well.

11 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:15 pm

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There are a lot of great fins out there, I think the big things are making sure they fit right. I have a decent pair of dive fins they work great, spend $70 on them and I like them a lot. If I get a new pair I would go with hot spots but just because of word of mouth, I do think that force fins would be great as well. If you spend the cash you will be happy with either kind, just make sure they fit over your wader.


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12 Re: Hotspot vs adjustable force fins? on Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:23 pm

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Thanks all for all your input. It seems like I can't go wrong with either one.

I will hold off buying the hotspots for now and see if any deals arise online on the adjustable force fins. I'll probably wait till after Fred Hall to see if there are any deals there as well otherwise I will just purchase the Hotspots.

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