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What size fin do I need if I wear a size 10 shoe? THanks!
Hello Ken, Thank you for your inquiry! With your size 10 requirement, you will need a Avanti Super Channel Adjustable Strap Dive Fins Men's 9-11. http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/014438/Mares-Avanti-Super-Channel-Adjustable-Strap-Dive-Fins.html If you would like to place an order or have questions about this product, please contact one of our certified Dive Instructors at SCUBA.com by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at: email@example.com
Hello, I’m just getting into scuba and need assistance with buying fins. I would buy a package snorkel set but I have a size 14 sometimes 15 foot (depending on the brand shoe) do you sell any fins that are for me? Or recommend a site that I can obtain such a large fin?
Hello Adam, we carry a few pairs of fins that would fit your sizes: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/012322/ScubaPro-Jet-Adjustable-Strap-Fins.html, http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-20/114461/Oceanic-Accel-Adjustable-Strap-Fins.html.
What is the main difference betweenn this fin and the Mares avanti Quattro plus. Which one provides better handling through currents, which are lighter, overall which is the better fin. Do they both do equally well with a hard sole boot? Also how far out should my heel stick out of a properly fitting boot. I wear an 8.5 so I get the mens small.
Hello Audrey, The Super Channel fins weight is 6 lbs will give you move power. The Avanti Quattro Plus fins weight 5.25 lbs better handling with less effort. As for your foot you can have it all the way in or say half way out when it comes to that go with whatever feels right for you. Either fins will take a hard sole boot if that is what you are wearing. As for your size you would be a size small women 7-10.
410012 - Avanti Superchannel
Avanti Superchannel OH
The latest evolution in Channel Thrust technology
• Rugged and durable contruction
• Anatomical open heel foot pocket
• ABS Plus buckles
The Avanti Superchannel is designed for the diver who wants the perfect blend of power and efficiency in one fin. The new blade design with a large central Superchannel and two traditional lateral channels provide excellent thrust while maintaining high efficiency and minimizing leg fatigue.
Colors: yl, bl, bk
Material: Thermoplastic rubber/Tecralene®
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.
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.