Average Customer Review: based on 5 reviews.Rating: Mares X-Stream Adjustable Strap Fins Review - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
there are no customer reviews for this product so its hard to judge value. how much better are these than the "average fin" (around $80) and is it money well spent?
They are a very high quality fin, but when it comes to comparing one over another it all boils down to personal opinion. The best we can offer you is that they are a very high quality product that compares to every top of the line manufacturer's product.
So the last time I got fins the Scuba certified Instructor stated the size I should buy and when they came in they were no were near fitting me would like to try this on open toe fins. I have Waterproof MED/LARGE boots what size should I order for fins. This fin in particular.
Hi, im wearing 37 shoes (european size), and i want to buy this fin, which size should i choose?
I were 10 1/2 tenis or shoes, so I have to pick 11 boots and shocks, but my question is: Which fins size I have to choose, 9-11 or 11-13?
Hi there, I just tried these fins on at a local shop and found that the regular fit best. I want to order but am concerned about your size chart. It has XS/S, S/M, M/L but the actual fins are sized with those sizes being totally separate eg an extra small is not the same as a small. I just need to know that if I order regular (which is their version of medium) I dont end up with a large. Sorry just had this problem with a dive vest because the size chart did not match the manufacturer sizes.
I have new question... Is there a color combo that might be less inviting to a predator since California seals are brown and blackish in color? Or would it look more like a great, tasty bait fish?
Hello, Science has not been able to determine whether or not sharks can see colors. The ''Brightness'' of certain colors has also not been scientifically determined to be a shark attractant, but some scientists have called international orange (the color of life vests) "yum yum orange'' for sharks. Sharks have been prove to be attracted to shiny, flashy objects that give the appearance of light glinting off fish scales. Great whites feed on seals. Surfers in wet suits can resemble seals, but if sharks can see colors, we all know there are no red seals. So, unless you have a neon traction pad, you are probably in no jeopardy. If you wear a watch brushed metal or flat black are better choices than polished metal - gold or silver colored.
I have been diving Aqualung Hotshots and have generally found them to be pretty nice. I think I would like to try a larger fin. I was hoping for the Scuba.com istructors opinions as to Mares X-stream and the Mares Avanti Quattro and Avanti Quattro Plus.
I am looking at getting these for my Girlfriend, she wears a 9.5, I have already purchased the Mares 5mm Classic Medium Sole Zipper Dive Boots and was wondering if I should stick with the Womens 7-10 or go for the 10+ because of the boot? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I wear a size 14 shoe, are there fins that can accommodate my feet and boots?
Hello Kenneth, this fins largest size is 11-13. The fin I would suggest for that size boot would be either the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014857/Hollis-F1-Bat-Fin-Adjustable-Spring-Strap-Fins.html, or the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014605/XS-Scuba-Turtle-Fins.html.
410019 - Mares X-Stream Fins
X-stream Comfort, X-ceptional Efficiency
• Riddled foot pocket. No parachute effect
• Next generation OPB
• Blade construction for less turbulence
The X-stream performance, comfort and lightweight design are the incredible result of sixty passionate years at the service of diving. The X-stream is truly a leap into the future, and changes forever how we envision the creation of a fi n. More than 2 years of resources, experiments and testing and four Mares patents all concentrated in one unique product.
Available also in size XS and new colour versions.
Colors: yl, bl, rd, tbk, wh, jpk
Material: Thermoplastic Rubber/Technopolymers
Channel Thrust: Soft longitudinal inserts allow a controlled deformation of the fin blade while kicking. This channel shape moves a greater amount of water resulting in more thrust for the same effort. Mares design is inspired by marine mammals.
Latest development in Channel Thrust is the Superchannel. The blade is designed with a large flexible central Superchannel propelling water-flow more effi ciently down the fin blade instead of letting it spill over the sides for optimal performance and minimal diver effort. The limiting factors in traditional open heel foot pockets are their weight and the “parachute effect”.
When finning, water gets into the space between the bootie and the foot pocket, creating drag like the air in a parachute. The perforations prevent this and have the additional benefit of making the foot pocket very soft and flexible. Furthermore, the suction effect which can make doffing of the fins cumbersome, is now forever a thing of the past.
OPB - Optimized Pivoting Blade: Allows the blade to maintain an optimal angle throughout the kicking cycle, whereas traditional fins achieve this only during a small portion of the cycle. OPB produces a constant thrust, which minimizes fatigue and produces fluid movement through the water.
Riddled Foot Pocket: The perforations prevent stagnating water flow from slowing you down. Eliminating this “parachute effect” you’ll slide faster through the water. Furthermore the openings eliminate any suction effect, making doffing easier.
Tri-Material Construction: 3 specific materials for maximum elasticity, high durability and resistance to aging. The result is superior performance in all diving conditions.
ABS Plus Buckles: These unique, patented buckles are the most simple and easy to use buckles available in the market. It only takes one quick movement to easily open or close the buckle, even when wearing thick neoprene gloves. The double button release prevents the buckle from accidentally opening.
Open Heel Foot Pockets: The open heel foot pocket is designed to accommodate dive boots with a sole, and to offer excellent adherence between the boot and the foot pocket in order to transfer all the force exerted by the leg to the blade, without sacrificing yield yet still ensuring superior comfort.
The lower section of the foot pocket is longer, in order to better transfer power to the blade and minimize the risk of cramping. In addition, the inside of the foot-pocket features internal ribbing to improve fit and stiffen the sole.