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Spring Fin Straps

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks & Snorkels' started by Pressurehead, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
    I've trashed 3 pairs of fins already and the breaks were always in the bodies of fins, never in the rubber straps and/or buckles. I have a collection of leftover straps and buckles as result.
  2. Glenn Williams

    Glenn Williams Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    I’m out of town on business, so can’t get a picture. I probably am going to have to buy the adjustable springs separately. The rubber is working fine for me currently.

    couv likes this.
  3. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Bat sh.t crazy

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Nanny State
    Like the white accents, never seen before.
    HKGuns likes this.
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    Hopefully they come in the same red as your first stage highlights. :-D
  5. Rose Robinson

    Rose Robinson Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: British Columbia
    Hi PH,

    I've only ever worn OMS Slip Stream Black Monoprene fins with stainless spring straps, can't see wearing anything else. The monoprene allows the fin to be light, but still powerful.

    I've dove pretty much around the world, they've been a constant companion.

    Easy on/off, no buckles, no straps to cinch, no failures, ever!

    The photo shows new OMS fins with small tubular webbing covering the springs, I remove this, allows for quick/easy inspection of the spring, and I also find the webbing tends to trap sand/debris.


    OMS Slipstream fins.jpg
  6. Steelyeyes

    Steelyeyes Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kralendijk, Bonaire
    I have the same fins but put a different type of spring strap with a soft heel pad and pull loop on mine. It's comfortable and pulls on quickly. Love the fins.
    Rose Robinson likes this.

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