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OMS Slipstream - overshoe rework

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself - DIY' started by АлександрД, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

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    In Russia OMS Slipstream fins is very popular.
    It is the same as Jetfins, but lightweight. Matherial not rubber but Monoprene.
    In the water it has neutral buyouancy.
    Here is model range: L, XL, and XXL
    oms-1231800x_1.jpg
    XXL has very nice overshoe, you footstep toe fixed there very well and when you are swimmnig - you are feel any small fin tips movement and water feedback.

    But L and XL overshoe has ugly shape. Your boots shaking left-right on this fins and normal swimming may be good, but frogkick and also backkick in this fins is absolutelly unresponsible! You can not feel water response, you can not make proper fins movement etc.

    And also overshoe rim is very "sharp", and squeeze you foot hardly.

    So... everithing is possible to rework. Also monoprene is good plastic, it is thermoplast.

    I`d taken industrial blow dryer, takes my diving boots, fills full of them with jammed paper strongly, and takes most important tool - ceramic coffe mug (around 350ml size, cylindrical)
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    Sorry, I will use google translator (and small manual corrections) to translate my old message from another forum, where I publish it
    next photo and text from my friend, who followed me, and repeat it with his fins
    Reprot with photos

    1. To change foot rise need:
    Industrial dry blower
    DSC01166.jpg

    any water sprinkler
    DSC01185.jpg
    Sleepstreams
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    2. Heat using blower outer side a little and inner side strongly till small haze appears.
    Using Mud insert it inside and lift for 45-50 degree.Wait a little, than sprincle water.
    DSC01178.jpg

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    Check how it fits to your foot
    DSC01183.jpg

    In the end you should have THIS
    Left - changed, right - original
    DSC01176.jpg

    repeat for second fin
    DSC01184.jpg
    In the result - your foot should lean to the shoe toe, and edge should NOT squeeze

    как то так
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2018
  2. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Moscow, Russia
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    I`d find some my photos, when I reworked my fins:
    P1070088.JPG P1070091.JPG P1070092.JPG P1070095.JPG
     
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  4. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    Why aren’t all the jet fins like this?
     
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