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About Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins

The Mares Avanti Super Channel Open Heel Fin (OH) is the perfect combination of Comfort, Power and Efficiency in one Fin. The New Blade Design with Large Central Super Channel and 2-Traditional Lateral Channels provide Excellent Thrust while maintaining High Efficiency and Minimal Leg Fatigue. The Fin Blade is made of Thermoplastic Rubber and TECRALENE a Rugged and Durable Construction. The Blade with its 3-Channels Optimizes Water Flow.

The range of sizes is complete, from S to XL size to better accommodate all requirements, including those of women and younger divers.

The straps feature the ABS Plus (Adjustable Binding System) for Single-Handed Adjustment. The Avanti Super Channel OH uses Mares patented design ABS Plus Buckles. It only takes One-Quick Movement to Easily-Open-or-Close these Buckles, even when wearing thick neoprene gloves. The Double Button Release prevents the Buckles from Accidentally-Opening making them the most user friendly system on the market. Fin comes in Multiple Colors and three sizes, has a Blade Length of 14.6" (37cm). The Mares Avanti Super Channel OH Non-Vented Fin is a successful marriage of comfort and power. Fins are covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner among others. The Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins Features

  • Three-Channel "Super-Channel" Blade
  • Anatomical Foot Pocket
  • Rugged, Durable Construction
  • Foot Pocket Adds Thrust with Less Fatigue
  • Tecralene and Thermoplastic Rubber
  • ABS Plus Buckles: Single-Handed Adjustment
  • Perfect Combination of Comfort, Power and Efficiency in One-Fin
  • Large Central Super Channel and 2-Traditional Lateral Channels
  • Excellent Thrust while Maintaining High Efficiency and Minimal Leg Fatigue
  • 3-Channels Optimizes Water Flow
  • Open Heel Fin Design
  • Non-Vented Blade
  • Successful Marriage of Comfort and Power
  • Blade Length: 14.6" (37cm)
  • Multiple Sizes and Colors
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins Specifications

Materials
Thermoplastic Rubber And Tecralene
Dimensions
Blade Length: 14.6" (37Cm)
Blade Type
Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Blue Fog, Blue, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 4.8 lb,
Regular: 5.05 lb,
X-Large: 6.05 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSFAXS
Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel Fins Size Chart
  SM REG XL
US Men's shoe size 6-9 9-11 11-13
US Women's shoe size 7-10 10-12 12-14
European Men's shoe size 38-43 43-45 45-48
Length (inches) 23.2 (14" blade) 24 (14" blade) 24.8 (14.5" blade)
Width (inches) 6.7 7.5 8.3
Weight (pounds per pair) 3.3 3.75 4.4

Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins Customer Reviews

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4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (10)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (26)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Efficient (20)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (26)
  • Recreation (13)
  • Snorkeling (10)
  • Travel (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Beginner (5), Advanced diver (4), Casual/ recreational (3), Recreational diver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Power in your legs=power of the fins

I bought these fins to replace a different pair I'd used for almost 20 years, and put a lot of research into the purchase. I do a lot of beach dives, so I...Read complete review

I bought these fins to replace a different pair I'd used for almost 20 years, and put a lot of research into the purchase. I do a lot of beach dives, so I needed fits that can take me from shore to quite a distance out, and back again. I used them for the first time in Bermuda and they did a terrific job. These are big, powerful fins, and it takes a lot of leg power to get them going, but when you put some muscle into them you can absolutely fly through the water. I had to fight waves and currents for a solid hour of swimming on three different dives and I was very pleased with how the fins did.

The Mares heal release system is fantastic. I cannot for the life of me understand why some people gripe about it, except that they may not understand how it works. The idea is to quickly loosen the heal strap, not to release it from the fin. It's a genius idea, and so simple I can't believe no one else has come up with a similar system.

Because most of my dives start from the beach, I use a boot with a fairly large tread. I used the Deep See 3mm Caribbean Boot and it was a perfect match for the deep foot pocket of the Superchannels. So perfect, in fact, that I'll buy an extra pair of the Deep Sees just to have them on hand.

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Need power to power

They're easy to put on and comfortable. However, as a begginer, I discovered that it takes more power to get propulsion from these fins than it takes for lighter, closed heel ones....Read complete review

They're easy to put on and comfortable. However, as a begginer, I discovered that it takes more power to get propulsion from these fins than it takes for lighter, closed heel ones. Not nimbleenough to easily maneouvre amongst corrals, etc. They're probably a better fit for big guys with big muscles and refined technique.

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5.0

just what I ordered

By Iceman

from Chicago

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA
    • Snorkeling

    Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins:

    First pair of open back fins. used them on my recent dive trip. I liked the feel and the performance.

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

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    5.0

    Good product and quality

    By Danval

    from Miami. FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins:

      Good quality and perfect shape

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

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      5.0

      Power and lightweight

      By Yoga Mark

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA

        Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins:

        Love these fins. I own these in the full foot version for tropical environs and wanted to try the open heel style for more cold weather dives. The fit and efficiency is pretty consistent. I was told these were a "soft" fin, but the design is a mixture of soft and hard composites and is much more efficient than a traditional soft fin. I can power by just about anyone without much effort. Five stars.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
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        • No

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        5.0

        Wow, what a difference

        By Mike the old guy

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Beginner

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        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Efficient
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins:

          I just completed my first dive trip off the North Carolina coast with these fins. I'm relatively new to scuba and have been renting equipment. I read reviews on these fins and took the plunge. I couldn't be happier. I found these fins to fit well, improve my efficiency and speed, and they are easy to don and doff.

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

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          5.0

          Love these fins, but not the new buckle

          By Dan

          from Catskills, NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Pros

          • Accommodates Boots
          • Comfortable
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Buckle design

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • SCUBA

          Comments about Mares Avanti Super-Channel Open Heel (OH) Fins:

          I have 2 sets of these fins. I have them in size small for wetsuit diving and size regular for drysuit diving. I wear size 8 boots, but with a hard sole bottom for wetsuit diving and rock boots with my drysuit.

          I like these fins because I can do all the fin strokes well with them. Yeah, I prefer Apollo Biofins for flutter kicking, but the Apollo's are heavy in the water. These are light. If you have floaty feet...check out the Apollo's. These Mares Superchannel fins enable frog kicks and various turning kicks much better than the Apollo fins, so if you need to maneuver, better take these. They also travel lighter than Apollo's, so these were the fins I used on my last trip...to Kona. The only bad thing was those shore entries/exits on volcanic rock were not kind to these plastic fins!!! Lots of scratches on the bottom.

          I also switched out the regular straps for the Mares Bungee straps. They worked great! The regular buckle straps are okay if you have no gloves on, or thin gloves. Trying to work the buckles gets tough with about 3mm gloves. Thicker gloves makes it that much worse. The older style buckles Mares used to have are actually better than these new ones...as long as you have gloves on. The older style buckles were really tough on your finger nails tending to catch them and bend back if you weren't really careful. At least the new buckles aren't dangerous to your nails. I can really recommend the Bungee straps...much better than the heavy spring straps. The Bungee straps and these Superchannel fins make a great combination!

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          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
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          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          ALAN C  Greatest fins made. Good thrust, no tired legs or sore muscles. great for frog kicks. Good buckle release system.
          Jason O  My scuba boots are size 11 (6 mm XS scuba boots). Would the Regular or XL size fin be better? Thanks.
          DAVID B  You will want Large. I am Size 11 as well and these are a good fit.
          Matt W  Are these fins positively or negatively buoyant, (do they float)?
          Frank L  They are more negative than positive. They would sink slowly.
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