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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.
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.
We have V-16s that are about 5 yrs old. We like them very much. We see now the new V-16 comes with Spring Straps. Does Oceanic sell just the Spring Straps and are the end clips the same to snap into our older fins? Or what other Spring Straps would work on our older V-16s? Thanks in advance!
Hello James, the spring straps that will work for your older fins are the: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-113/012067/Ocean-Quest-Ez-Spring-Fin-Straps.html. Than yes you would need to replace all of the part and install the new parts for this to work with your fins.
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