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Mares X-Stream Fins

Discussion in 'Mares... Just add Water!' started by chrisgp007, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. chrisgp007

    chrisgp007 Photographer

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    Hi
    Just want to find out has anyone tried out or seen the Mares X-Stream fins as iv looked at it and looks like the improved version of the volo powers .So just want to know which is better . Have already looked at the mares website but that doesnt give me the best info from other ppl that are not affliated to that company.
     
  2. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Hi, These fins are not out of 1st production yet. Should land in the retailers store within a couple of weeks.

    Thanks for asking. I'm sure you'll receive many unbiased and perhaps biased :wink: opinions as soon as they hit the market.

    Best,
     
  3. chrisgp007

    chrisgp007 Photographer

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    ok just thought seein they already all on websites sellin them i thought there would be someone in the public forum wouldve had a demo/bought them already.
     
  4. Da Wolf

    Da Wolf Nassau Grouper

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    So, it has been 2 months since someone posted in this thread. And I was wondering the same as the OP. What are other people's thoughts on the X-Stream vs Volo power fins. Anyone using the new X-stream fins yet?
     
  5. Da Wolf

    Da Wolf Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    No one is using these fins yet??
     
  6. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    Da Wolf,
    We just started shipping these fins in size regular (Large) only about 3 weeks ago. XL and Small are not too far behind in distribution. So I'm not surprised you are not getting much feedback. So far I have heard good comments from a few scuba stores selling these fins. One individual tried them in the pool, and quickly gave his son his Volo's so he could justify purchasing a new pair. Anyway.. You may find more luck in the "general" fin section of the board.

    Thanks for asking!

    Zak
     
  7. Da Wolf

    Da Wolf Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Matthews, NC
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    Thanks for the feedback Zak. Guess I will have to be patient with actual user reviews of them. Thanks again.
     
  8. chrisgp007

    chrisgp007 Photographer

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    Well just tried the X streams for the first time after puchasin them . Must say they are extremely lighter then my old avanti x3 . felt comfortable under water , but the only draw back was the clips on these fins where abit dificult when wearin gloves. but all i think i like these fins compared to my hard bucket avanti's
     
  9. FrankP

    FrankP Angel Fish

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    I've replaced the "standard" clips by the mares steel spring straps. Not because of problems during handling - even with gloves it was easy to lock/unlock with the clips - but because i've had also spring straps on my former avanti quadro and there is no must to miss the comfort of spring straps anymore :D

    The fins are very comfortable - not only lighter, but also a little smaler than the avanti ones; so they are more easy to be stored in my diving box during transport.

    In compare to my old ones, the X-Stream Fins need less power to get faster. :cool2:

    My opinion: Mares did a very good job!
     
  10. Zak OHara

    Zak OHara Dive Equipment Manufacturer

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Pac NW
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    The feedback continues to be positive. "Very lightweight", "very little effort used to get so far", "I really notice the difference of power compared to my split fins". I could go on but the banter could be perceived as a biased opinion, even if these are not my words.

    Best,
     

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