Hi guys, After buying an Apeks RK3 and trying them in the pool, I realized that although they’re great, I got floaty feet with them (in comparison to an Atomic Blade). Maybe my back finning technique is horrible, but with the atomics I didn’t get upside down. On a 5mm the effect is slightly better than on a 7mm wetsuit. I can manage to keep my trim by looking up, but it’s some effort and still back finning breaks my trim. To be fair, I am using a 6.5mm neoprene boot with 2mm neoprene socks for a total of 8.5mm of neoprene on my feet. Now that’s on fresh water so in salt water I guess the effect will be worse. I am going to Malta in less than 2 weeks. I am looking for alternatives to avoid ankle weights: 1) Buy heavier fins - would the Apeks RK3 HD version be better? I’d like to avoid spending too much now, but since I will be diving dry suit next year, it might be something to consider in the long term. 2) Use rock boots or common shoes/trainers that are negatively buoyant. Maybe with my 2mm neoprene socks for thermal comfort. 3) Put some sand inside my neoprene boots. There is some room there. 4) use neutrally buoyant boots or socks to get rid of the neoprene. I know of some neoprene substitute materials out there but not sure about that for boots or socks. 5) Maybe I can tie down some flat lead inside my fin pocket to add a little weight but I don’t know where I could buy something like that. There is also some room in my fin’s foot pocket to put some soft weight inside it but don’t know if that would work. Any advice?