Wave Full Foot Fin
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The Mares Wave is a lightweight full foot fin with effectively channel style blade that works by allowing the blade to flex into a U shape as you kick, cupping the water and concentrating it into a more focused jet of water that provides better propulsion.
The foot pocket is made using soft rubber that is carefully rounded at the edges to help prevent soreness and rubbing. The foot pocket is open at the toes to allow for a better fit but also help to reduce suction when taking the fins and also a grip tab on the heel to make fitting over the heel easier.
The blade has stiffening reinforcement bars down the side of the fin that act to control the way the fin flexs and also helps to prevent water splilling over the edges of the blade so that efficiency is maintained. The blade incorporates a number of materials in diferent thicknesses to control how much and where the blade can flex for optimal propulsion. A harder material at the edges provides strength whilst a large rubber X shape allows the blade to twist. The large rubber section in the middle does most of the work to capture and channel water off the end of the blade.
These full foot fins can be worn with barefeet, for a more comfortable and warmer dive you can wear the Fourth Element Finsock which reduce the chance of blisters, allergic reactions, cutting feet entering/exiting the water and having cold feet when you're in the water.
- Full foot pocket design
- Channel style blade
- Multi material blade construction
Mares Wave Full Foot Fin - Features
?Advances in design, materials and manufacturing techniques has allowed the development of various differenet types of fin blades which control the movement of water in different ways.
More advanced blades, including split and hinged blades, can dramatically increase efficiency, helping to improve propulsion but also lower the amount of energy required to operate the fins.
|Fin Length (mm)|
?The overall fin length of a medium sized fin
|Fin Weight (Pair kg)|
?The overall weight of a pair of medium fins including buckles and straps
?Fins are available in two fitting types, open heel and full foot pocket.
Open Heel are typically used for scuba diving as they are able to provide better propulsion due to their increased strength and weight.
Full Foot Pocket fins are usually worn by snorkellers who produce significantly less drag when moving through the water compared to a scuba diver. As a result the fins are generally smaller and much lighter.
|Full Foot Pocket|
|Quick Release Buckle|
?Quick release buckles aid fitting and removal of the fins by allowing rapid fitting and release of the fin strap.
Rather than having to loosen the fin strap off before pulling it over your heel to remove the fin, the quick release buckle allows you to disconnect the strap and slide your foot straight out.
?A number of different fin strap styles can now by found on fins including the traditional adjustable rubber strap, metal spring straps and also bungee straps.
Rubber straps can be easily adjusted to suit each individual diver and are typically fitted with quick release buckles.
Spring and bungee straps are generally not adjustable and are sized to suit the fin size, however, they offer an extra level of comfort and flex better during the kick motion.
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