Questions and Answers for Aqua Lung Express ADJ Adjustable Strap Fins:
Im interested in the Aqualung express open heel fin why does no one have a size chart for thier fins. I had the chance to dive a pair of regulars the other day and really liked them, however the footpocket was large enough for my size 9 foot with a 5mm bootie to move around and give me blisters on each of my second toes. I would like to know what size the small will fit. Can anyone help.
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
According to Aqualung the size small is for normal shoe sizes of mens 5-7, the medium or regular size would be mens size 8-11 and the Large would be mens size 11-13
The Express fin is now available in an open-heel version. The Express ADJ fin represents the latest in technology and material innovation. Comfort, power and efficiency are the hallmarks of this propulsion machine. Strap a pair on and see for yourself.
The Express fin works on the same principle as the popular Slingshot and Hotshot fins. The function of the Slingshot power bands has been converted into the Express “Armadillo”. This patented, elongated membrane is made from ultra-elastic rubber. Like power bands, it accumulates elastic energy during the down stroke and returns it at the end of each kick cycle.
The Armadillo also bridges the gap between the front of the foot pocket and the back of the blade, which eliminates any water transfer through the fin.
The blade connects halfway back on the foot pocket at the mid-foot flex joint. This eliminates hyper-extension of the toes and ankles.
The foot pocket is not only comfortable, but provides different thickness zones which properly secure the foot to the blade for maximum energy transfer.
Rubber side ribs channel the water down the length of the fin minimizing the spill-over effect.
Features the ESBS (Ergonomic Strap and Buckle System). The protruding press – to- release buttons can be operated easily even while wearing thick gloves.
The strap, made of rubber with anti-aging compounds, has three convenient loops. This makes strap easy to tighten or pull up over the heel even with the thickest of gloves
Over-sized, anti-slip rubber pads on the bottom of the fin
Fin Care and Maintenance Care Before and During the Dive
Avoid standing your fins on the tips of the blades for any extended period of time. Avoid hot temperatures and hot surfaces as these can damage the fin. Avoid placing the fins in a car trunk on hot days as the temperatures inside car trunks can exceed the temperature tolerances of the fin and the blades may distort. Care After the Dive:
Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and towel dry before final storage. Storage:
Store in a cool, dry and protected place out of direct sunlight. Chemicals/Solvents:
Avoid any contact with alcohol, oil, gasoline, aerosols, or chemical solvents. Do not expose any part to aerosol spray, as some aerosol propellants attack or degrade rubber and plastic materials. Do not use any type of alcohol, solvent or petroleum based substances to clean or lubricate any part. Do not store your equipment near any oil, gasoline, chemicals, or solvents.