Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.Rating: great fins
I live in northern Cali and need boots when i dive because of the cold water, can i fit boots in these?
Typically, full foot fins are not designed for use with a bootie. In many cases people will experiment with a neoprene sock or a polyolefin hot sock with a full foot fin. Anything with any type of a sole to it, or made from neoprene any thicker won't work. The sole won't fit, and the neoprene will compress at depth causing the fin to get too loose and come off during use.
I free dive frequently in Southern California. Currently, I am just using my Viper body surfing fins to dive. These will be my first pair of diving fins. would you reccommend these? Are they flexible? I am a size 7 in US womens shoes. what size should I get?
410301 - Mares Quattro Power Full Foot Dive Fins
The ultimate Channel Thrust fin for speed, power and fun in the water
• Ideal for both scuba and apnea
• Channel Thrust technology for optimum performance
• Rubberized side ribs
The best all-around full foot fin for diving. The Avanti Quattro Power is perfect for warm water divers, snorkelers and free divers that want ultimate power, comfort and speed. The choice of demanding scuba and free divers. Comfort combined with extraordinary performance.
Colors: yl, bl, bk
Sizes: 40/41, 42/43, 44/45
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.
Full Foot Fin Pockets: The full foot fin pocket was designed in consultation with specialized orthopedic institutes to provide optimal comfort and achieve maximum efficiency in the fin stroke.
The unique positioning system for the stiff section and the soft section of the sole, makes the fin easy to put on and take off, and also provides for optimum transfer of power to the blade without sacrificing yield or risking excessive stress on the foot, which could cause cramping.