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jacewindu
07-11-2007, 11:52
I'm looking to buy a pair of full foot fins - been looking at Mares Avanti Excel and also saw Mares Quattro Powers which looked nice. Can anyone give me some recommendations?

Joew
07-11-2007, 12:57
Where did you find Quattro Powers? I've heard that Mares was going to start making them again, but they don't have them on their website or at any LDS around here. Mares makes great full foot fins, so I think you're looking in the right place. I think the Quattro Powers are slightly stiffer and have a longer blade compared to the Avanti Excel. The Volo race is also a great fin. It is a little easier to kick than the other fins, but still gives good thrust. If you can, try out as many fins as possible in a pool to see what feels best.

jacewindu
07-11-2007, 13:17
about the powers: i've only seen them a few places.
http://shop.divebooty.com/80.html

but i'm not sure if they're still being made, and I don't know if any shop has them as demos.

I've tried the avanti excels and really liked them, but i was hoping the powers would be similar and a little longer.

Jason
07-11-2007, 14:31
I cant say too much about Full foot fins. Since I dive in different types of waters, I chose not to pay for a full foot fin. If you ever dive a colder region, you will be renting my friend. Along with renting, you have to Hope they are in decent condition and hope they have your size. If you ever get a chance to dive the tusa Splits Tusa Zooms (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=ZoomFins) Do it! I have 2 pairs and love them

The booties are 2 fold.. Wear them to the dive site to protect your feet from minor cuts and scrapes, hot sand or pavement and dive with them.

jacewindu
07-11-2007, 14:33
thanks for the advice. i currently have fins & booties so all is well. but most of my diving will be in the tropics, so it's absolutely worth it for the warm water.

the gooch
07-11-2007, 19:49
Have you thought about the Apollo full foot Bio fins?http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BioFinFullFoot
I know people that swear by them and I have had my eye on them at the ScubaToys price.

reaver
07-11-2007, 23:26
I like the atomic aquatics split fins. You might want to check it out.

jacewindu
07-12-2007, 19:25
where can i find a full foot version?

somewhereinla
07-18-2007, 19:53
Mares are great for full foot.

Splitlip
04-13-2011, 21:47
I really like the Cressi Garas. I also have an old pair of "conventionally" sized Oceanic Caribes which I like a lot. They are very soft. really snorkeling fins (not free diving fins like the Garas), but I like them non the less.

Straegen
04-13-2011, 22:17
An unusual resurrection!

Vercingetorix
04-14-2011, 06:48
An unusual resurrection!

Tim is pushing for Megaladon status, like navyhmc

scubastud
04-14-2011, 07:35
Got a pair of these fm ST. Can't beat the price and they are nice fins. :smiley20:

Dacor DXD Full Foot Fin discounts on sale Dacor (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Dacor_DXD_Full_foot_Fin)

oops.. looke like I got the last larger pair.. well if ya little feet, it's a good deal! :smiley36:

bigdog66
07-14-2011, 09:36
I bought a pair of Atomic Aquatics FF split fins for a trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize. They're awesome!!

Straegen
07-14-2011, 09:50
Welcome back!