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About Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins

The perfect blend of power and efficiency Mares design is inspired by marine mammals. Channel Thrust technology maximizes the channeling of water and moves a much greater amount of water compared to other fins of the same size. The result is greater thrusting power with the same amount of effort. Latest development in Channel Thrust is the Super-channel. The blade is designed with a large flexible central Super-channel propelling water-flow more efficiently down the fin blade instead of letting it spill over the sides for optimal performance and minimal diver effort.

Due to the compact length and light weight of the fin, the size 8-9 (42/43) is 24.8" (63 cm) and 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg) making it the ideal fin for travel and for dives in warm waters. The orthopedic foot pocket with variable thicknesses provides superior comfort. The blade is constructed of Tecralene and Thermoplastic rubber for extended durability. Fin comes in 6 sizes and three colors with a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Casual/ Recreational, Divemaster, Recreational Diver among others. The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins: Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins Features

  • Three-Channel "Super-Channel" Blade
  • Tecralene/Thermoplastic Rubber for Superior Performance
  • Rugged, Durable Construction
  • Orthopedic Foot Pocket
  • Soft Comfortable Foot Pocket
  • Six Sizes and Three Colors
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins Specifications

Material
Tecralene, Thermoplastic Rubber
Dimensions
Blade Length 22" To 26.8" (56 To 68 Cm), Blade Width 6.7" To 8.3" (17 To 21 Cm)
Blade Type
Single Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Full Foot
Weight
2 Lbs To 3.2 Lbs (0.94 Kg To 1.47 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Blue, Red, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
11-12, 3.5-4.5, 5-6, 6.5-7.5, 8-9, 9.5-10.5
Weight [with packaging]
3.5-4.5: 2.55 lb,
6.5-7.5: 3.1 lb,
5-6, 8-9: 3.45 lb,
9.5-10.5: 3.65 lb,
11-12: 5.85 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSFASC

Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins Customer Reviews

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Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins
 
4.4

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

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    (1)

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    (2)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (41)
  • Efficient (41)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Accommodates boots (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Snorkeling (41)
  • SCUBA (37)
  • Travel (25)
  • Recreation (24)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      54% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (48 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Advanced diver (11), Recreational diver (9), Casual/ recreational (6), Divemaster (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Fins - Faster than my previous fav

These fins are over 10% faster in my underwater freediving timed distance testing than my standard Atomic Aquatics open heel split fins (which are considerably more expensive). They also handily beat out the...Read complete review

These fins are over 10% faster in my underwater freediving timed distance testing than my standard Atomic Aquatics open heel split fins (which are considerably more expensive). They also handily beat out the full foot Mares Volo Race and the new ScubaPro SeaWing Nova fins by even wider margins. The Atomic Aquatics full foot split fin is actually a little bit faster than than these SuperChannels, but in my breathold distance testing, I was able to consistently set a personal best using the Mares Superchannels and I like them best overall. The footpocket is soft and should be fine for bare foot use. The comfort is great for me using the Pinnacle Stealth 3mm rubber fin sock and I have not had any trouble getting into or out of these fins. (I prefer at least some type of bootie in case I get stranded on a remote island I would be able to do at least some walking - a definite possibility for me here in Panama.) For my size 8 foot I bought the size 7 Pinnacle fins sock and the size 8-9 Mares Superchannel fins. The fit is perfect for me. One word of caution, the fin socks will chafe the area above your heel after many hours of continuous use. I recommend either moleskin on this area of your foot or some duct tape to cover the offending seam inside the fin socks. The fins are also not so floppy that do not give you the extra power needed, for example, to hop into a high gunnel boat, even with my weights on. As an added plus, these fins look great in photos. Until they come out with something better, these are my fins of choice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Impressed

First the good:

These fins are lightweight and not too big, they fit easily in a small backpack, making them a good choice for a streamlined travel fin.
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First the good:

These fins are lightweight and not too big, they fit easily in a small backpack, making them a good choice for a streamlined travel fin.

The fins snorkel well and are extremely comfortable.

The fins would be good for someone with bad knees who is diving in easy conditions.

These fins frog kick well.

Now the bad:

These fins perform poorly in current. The foot pockets are very soft, which makes them comfortable, but they transfer power poorly (the sizing is dead on, that's not the issue). Also they are quite floppy, which makes kicking easy and generates proportionally good thrust, but this severely limits the total power you can get - like a car that gets good gas mileage but isn't fast and can't tow much. Even with a dolphin kick they just don't generate much thrust.

Finally the "superchannel" of these fins lack destroys lateral support. It does increase efficiency by channeling the water - but when kicking hard it allows the fin to totally flop and prematurely ends the thrust generating surface area of the fin.

I wish I could keep these fins and use them, but I can't trust them to move me adequately when I really need them too. In conditions below moderately challenging these are great fins and it's easy to see why people love them if they dive only in those conditions.

The big fin comparison that rated these fins so highly is very out of date.

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5.0

. True to size XXL for my siz 12M feet.

By ChgoDiveBuddy

from Chgo. IL

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • SCUBA
    • Snorkeling
    • Travel

    Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins:

    I have a 12M foot size. I ordered the XXL fin that is for 11.5 to 12.5 sizes. The fin fits nicely but to tight to wear a booty. That's great with Me since I never wear socks/booties with Open heel fins anyways.
    Great light weight fin for warm water diving.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    LOVE these fins

    By RV

    from Chicago

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • SCUBA
        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins:

        Just used these fins diving and snorkeling in Cozumel and they were great to manuever even in the currents there. Super fast and comfortable and I was able to move quickly and change direction easily.

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        4.0

        Great

        By Ed

        from Weeki Wachee, Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Snorkeling

            Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins:

            great thanks

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            excellent fins

            By turbobake

            from Florida

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Efficient
            • High Performance Fin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Snorkeling

              Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins:

              This is a great buy. You get what you pay for. I originally purchased one pair to try out for my son. He liked them so much that I have purchased 2 more pairs for the whole family! Great product. You won't be disappointed. The fin is very comfortable and efficient, not to mention FAST.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great Fin, better price.

              By chubbybabtboy

              from Boston

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Full Foot Fins:

              really hard to find a better feeling fin for the money.

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              MICHAEL B  Warm water travel space and weight. Also any full foot fin is more efficient then any open heel boot fin which also has a lot of drag.
              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              MICHAEL B  Warm water travel space and weight. Also any full foot fin is more efficient then any open heel boot fin which also has a lot of drag.
              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              MICHAEL B  Warm water travel space and weight. Also any full foot fin is more efficient then any open heel boot fin which also has a lot of drag.
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