Oceanic Vortex V-16 Fins with Spring Straps 14.4164.56 114180

Mfg Part #: 14.4211
Retail:
 $199.95  
You Pay:
$159.95
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$40.00
  • Brand new & completely redesigned with Spring Straps 
  • Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Now includes Spring Heel Strap for streamlined comfort and easy on and off
  • Quick release, quick-adjust buckle makes adjusting a snap
  • Compared to conventional fins, the V-16 is up to 30% faster and more efficient, with less effort
  • Oversized side rails add rigidity to the oversized blades for increased lift power and efficiency
  • Ergonomically designed foot pocket accommodates virtually all foot sizes and boot styles  
  • Nature`s Wing propeller technology provides the ultimate performance and comfort
  • Provides more speed than conventional paddle blade fins
  • Reduced Leg Stress & Exertion
  • Improved Speeds Underwater
  • Reduced Effort Reduces Air Consumption
  • Provide smooth and strong thrust with effortless kick
  • Flexible Rubber Membranes to Channel Water
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

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Customer Reviews for Oceanic Vortex V-16 Fins with Spring Straps:

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Average Customer Review: based on 9 reviews.

Rating: Worth the Money
Reviewer: JOHN WALTHALL
I had reservations about going from long, heavy fins to a lighter, shorter split fin, but I am amazed at the power from the split fin. Although I have not spent a week doing OW dives yet, testing in the pool leaves me very satisfied.

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15 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Super Dooper Vins
Reviewer: Richard Shook  -  View all my reviews
Just bought these fins for a vacation in Hawaii. We dove every day for 2 weeks and they were like power steering for my feet. Truly effortless and smooth on each stroke of my legs and feet. In some strong currents and this is where these fins really made a difference. Wow I like this product.

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28 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Excellent fin at an amazing price!
Reviewer: Michael H.  -  View all my reviews
When my wife lost one of these fins on a recent dive trip she was upset. Shortly after we were pleasantly surprised when we saw them being sold for a great price on scuba.com. I had bought a cheapo set of fins but the v-16s had already spoiled her so much that I had to buy her another set. As a DM I believe that these fins are one of the best available and a good value with all the features that come standard. I also have a pair in my aresenal of fins. Split fins work! Springs straps are awesome!

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29 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Overall a good pair of fins.
Reviewer: Yao Ying T.
im not sure how they had tested the fins, but i get great air consumption while using these. the only drawback is that the spring buckles seemed loose while kicking it would not be my first choice to use with these fins as cornering and turning is a bit stiff.

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35 out of 71 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Simply Amazing
Reviewer: Christopher G.
These fins are simply amazing. The fins were surprisingly on the heavy side outside of the water but once you start diving with them they feel almost weightless. These fins require the absolute least amount of effort to propel you either underwater or at the surface. The only downside to these fins are the spring straps, now it just may be my feet, but these straps are on the loose side with no way of adjusting them, i simply order the rubber replacement straps and now the fins are perfect

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54 out of 106 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Oceanic Vortex V-16 Fins with Spring Straps
Reviewer: bret lauritzen
great product

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16 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Rating: oceanic vortex 16 fins
Reviewer: ARNOUX Gilbert
these fins changed my style on a 3 week trip to the red sea. no more of that tired feeling on the third dive its like nitrox for the legs & feet.

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20 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Vortex V-16 Dive Fins with Spring Straps Black/Blue Mens 11-12 (XL)
Reviewer: Stephen M.  -  View all my reviews
Nice product and seem to provide effortless propulsion. Deffiantle recommend.

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85 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Buen producto
Reviewer: rafael Diaz PN10969
Excelente producto

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49 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Oceanic Vortex V-16 Fins with Spring Straps:


  • Dawn:

    i am considering the oceanic vortex 16 and the tusa z3 xpert zoom....i wear a womens size 6 1/2. what factors should i consider in my ion. please advise.

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Dawn, Thank you for your inquiry. The first thing you need to consider is the weight of the fins. The Oceanic Vortex V-16 Dive Fins with Spring Straps are an excellent fin but are manufactured with heavier mix of rubber and silicone materials. The TUSA Z3 X-Pert Zoom Adjustable Strap Dive Fins are comprise of a new age elastic (silicone and a rubber compound) material, making the fin lighter in weight but does not decrease performance. I recommend the TUSA Z3 to my female students because of the less weight, the size range and deeper, more comfortable open end foot pocket. Please make it a point to order the Mens 4-6/Womens 5-7 size if ordering the TUSA Z3 Expert Zoom Split Fins.

  • Carmen:

    What is european 38 sice in Usa?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Mens 6-7/Womens 7-8 (XS)

  • Daniel:

    Hi, im 11 Size in the USA, what size should I choose on the fins? (im small on the V-12)

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You would wear the XL size fin. In the V-12 you'd also still be the XL size fin.

  • Chris:

    How much do these fins weigh? When wearing while diving, are they neutrally or negatively buoyant ? Thank you

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Shipping weight is around 5-lbs. They are slightly negative in the water.

  • Chris:

    I was actually hoping to get the weight per fin, do you have that info ? Thanks

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You would need to contact he manufacturer for those specs. But it will be close to the shipping weight.

  • Stephen:

    What size fins should I order if I am wearing size 7 Pinnacle Tecline Rock Boots with my drysuit?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Typically for Drysuit boots you would go up one size according to your shoe size.

  • M:

    I wear either an 8.5 to 9 in mens shoes. Was planning on the ONeal 3mm warm boot in 9. What will be my best fitting size in the V-16s?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    We suggest Mens 7-8/Womens 8-9 (SM)due to the spring straps.

  • Rodrigo:

    I wear size 9 Us shoes, what size should i order to use with trilastic mares boot size 9 ?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    That would be the Reg size for shoe sizes 9-11

  • Robert:

    Im signing up for a class in scuba to become certified, Id like to order fins and boots online for the class(cheaper) what size should I order if my shoe size in USA is 10.5? Mares and oceanic split fin is what im leaning towards

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Robert, since manufacture do not make boots in half sizes. I would suggest going to the next size up. Then you are going to order the fins that fit the boot size.

VORTEX V-16

VROOM! Speed, comfort, and maneuverability; you can have it all with the Vortex V-16. The V-16 combines the patented design concepts divers have come to expect from Oceanic with a new mix of materials that enhance performance and style. Compared to conventional fins, the V-16 is up to 30% faster and more efficient, with less effort, stress and strain resulting in greater comfort and control.

*Now Availble in Red, White and Blue as a part of our USA Line!

Now includes Spring Heel Strap for streamlined comfort and easy on and off
Patented Nature's Wing® Propeller Fin Technology with four material compounds for ultimate performance and light weight
Semi-rigid battens and natural rubber flex channels precisely control the shape of the blade during the fin stroke to optimize power and reduce drag
Oversized side rails add rigidity and control movement of the blades for increased lift, power and efficiency
Ergonomically designed foot pocket accommodates virtually all foot sizes and boot styles
Angled blade for preferred angle of attack
Easy on/off fin strap with thumb loop

 

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