And the reviews are in:
"With its unique pivoting blade, the best course runs and best scores for efficiency speed and ergonomics went to the Volo. Earned no subjective scores below excellent." -Scuba Lab
"They're like mercury's winged boots... Everything I want-power, agility, speed. I just love these fins." -Scuba Lab
"Truly the best of both the Volo and the Quattro, combining pivoting blade efficiency and channel thrust power." - Sport Diver Magazine
Average Customer Review: based on 35 reviews.Rating: Mares Volo Power Adjustable Strap Fins Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
Are these the same fins that are on sale for 99.95??
Hello Marvin, yes these are the same fins. But for the $99.95 price this is a demo item and only come in Silver or Blue in all sizes. If you are looking for a different color in this fin then it would be a different price. If you would like to place an order or have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Hi - I read that these are new and longer than the originals. When did they change? I have a pair bought about 3 years ago and want the same length as they are good for travel and fit in my luggage . . .
How much longer are the new Volo fins? How can i tell the size of my old Volo fins. they say Regular on the bottom ? Loved my old Volos 10 + years old but just cracked in half doing a giant stride off dive boat.
hi i am looking for light weight travel strap fins for a male, and how do i tell how much they weigh? Thanks Joan
We do not have the specifications on weight for the fins. These are full size scuba fins and will not be the lightest fins. The MAKO fins http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014384/Aeris-Mako-Adjustable-Strap-Dive-Fins.html or The V Flex Fins would be better travel fins.http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/114218/Oceanic-V-Flex-Adjustable-Strap-Snorkeling-Fins.html
Hello, I just recieved my "DEMO" volo power fins today 99.95 and am super stoked! These things look brand new. As I first time Scuba Gear buyer you guys have been awesome. Didnt have the mask I wanted in stock so subbed for a different mask and it is perfect, exactly what I was looking for so keep up the good work. The question I have about the fins, I wear a size 9 shoe and bought fin size 9-11 I believe, did I buy the right size. I havent tried them on yet with boots cause I am still waiting for them. They seem big without boots though, should I have got smaller size fins, what do you recommend people do if they are at that in-between size. Thanks, keep up the awesome work. Addam W.
How far is my heal supposed to stick out? I got these in a small, I wear a womens 8.5, so assuming I got the right size. Sometimes when I step down on them in the pool, they pop off.
Hello Audrey, you foot should fit snug inside the foot pocket. So if that makes it that your whole foot is inside that is fine or if your foot is sticking out. When you are stepping down your foot should not come out of the fin. As for the size yes if your got a size Small that size is designed for a women 7-10 so that is the correct size.
I am using scuba pro jet sports. They are stiff, I seem to really work hard to get a little extra speed and after extended use my legs start to cramp. Would the Mares Volo power fins be an improvement
Between the Mares Volo and the Atomic Blade which would be the most efficient. I think the Atomic is made in U.S.A. Where is the Mares Volo made
410008 - Mares Volo Adjustable Strap Fins
OPB system for greater efficiency
• Channel thrust technology
• ABS Plus buckles
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.
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.