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About Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps

VROOM! Speed, Comfort, and Maneuverability; you can have it all with the Vortex V-16. The V-16 combines the Patented Design Concepts divers have come to expect from Oceanic with a new mix of materials that enhance performance and style. Compared to conventional fins, the V-16 is up to 30% Faster and more Efficient, with Less Effort, Stress and Strain resulting in Greater Comfort and Control.

The Oceanic Vortex V16 Split Open Heel Fins are a Precision Blend of Hydrodynamics and Materials Technology for Ultimate Comfort, Efficiency and Performance. Fins are manufactured from a Composite Material consisting of a Blend of Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) and Polypropylene. The technological edge is achieved with the Patented Nature's Wing Technology by Splitting the Blade to Generate Highly Efficient Thrust or Lift like an Airplane Wing, while reducing the Strain on the Muscles of the Leg and Hips by allowing the water to drain between the Dual Blades. With the Vortex V-16, Oceanic's design team has worked long and hard to create just the right combination of fin size, shape, and angle.

The Oversized Rails add Rigidity to the Oversized Blade for Increased Lift and Efficiency. Semi-Rigid Battens and Rubber Flex Channels within the Blade Precisely Control the Shape of the Blade during the Fin Stroke to Optimize Power and Reduce Drag. The Ergonomically Designed Foot Pocket accommodates virtually all foot sizes and boot styles and the Angled Blade provide the Preferred Angle of Attack. Donning and Doffing is made easy with the Spring Heel Straps with Large Pull-Tab Thumb Loops in Straps for Grip. The Pull-Tab Thumb Loops also allow a convenient manner to hang your fins when drying and for storage. The Vortex V-16 Fin weigh 4.7 to 5.7 lbs (2.13 to 2.59 kg) depending on the size, are available in 4 sizes of X-Small, Small, Medium or X-Large, comes in 6 color choices of Blue/Black, Black, Pink, Yellow/Black, Red/Black or Ice Blue/Black and is covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling and more. The Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps Features

  • Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps
  • Patented Nature's Wing Propeller Fin Technology
  • Composite Material: Blend of Thermal Plastic Rubber (TPR) and Polypropylene
  • Oversized Side Rails add Rigidity to the Oversized Blades for Increased Lift and Efficiency
  • Semi-Rigid Battens and Rubber Flex Channels within the Blade
  • Battens and Channels Precisely Control the Shape of the Blade during Fin Stroke
  • Battens and Channels Optimize Power and Reduce Drag
  • Ergonomically Designed Foot Pocket
  • Foot Pocket Foot Pocket Accommodates Virtually All Foot Sizes and Boot Styles
  • Angled Blade for Preferred Angle of Attack
  • Easy to Don and Doff with Spring Heel Straps
  • Spring Heel Straps have Large Pull-Tab Thumb Loops for Grip
  • Pull-Tab Thumb Loops Great for Hanging Fins for Drying and Storage
  • Reduced Leg Stress & Exertion
  • 4 Sizes: X-Small, Small, Medium or X-Large
  • Weight (Size Dependent): 4.7 to 5.7 lbs (2.13 to 2.59 kg)
  • 6 Color Choices: Blue/Black, Black, Yellow/Black, Red/Black or Ice Blue/Black
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps Specifications

Materials
Thermal Plastic Rubber (Tpr) And Polypropylene
Blade Type
Split
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Weight
Size Dependent: 4.7 To 5.7 Lbs (2.13 To 2.59 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Pink, Black, Blue/Black, Ice Blue/Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black
Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 4.9 lb,
X-Large: 5.5 lb,
Regular: 5.55 lb,
Small: 6 lb
Mfr #
SKU
OCNFV16

Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps Customer Reviews

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Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps
 
4.6

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    (11)

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Pros

  • Accommodates boots (24)
  • Comfortable (23)
  • Efficient (18)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (22)
  • Recreation (14)
  • Snorkeling (10)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      92% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced diver (8), Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (6), Recreational diver (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

Great product for the price.

By Brian

from Amarillo tx

Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps:

    25 dives with these fins and have no complaints.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big

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    4.0

    Good fins

    By JBO

    from Buffalo NY

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • SCUBA

      Comments about Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps:

      Fins work great. fit good and noticeable difference with kicking...less leg cramps. Slightly smaller than expected, but not a problem at all.

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

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      4.0

      Great set of fins!

      By Edgar

      from Carolina, PR

      About Me Advanced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Very Efficient

      Cons

      • Spits May Bend Under
      • Straps Not Tight Enough

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps:

      I have been using these fins for a while. I am a size 8/9 shoe. I ordered them in Small because the X-Small were too tight. I started using them a NeoSport light shoe, but the fins almost came off because the spring strap did not grip tight enough and the foot cup was too large. I switched to a DeepSee full bootie because the back grip for the fin straps and the toe rubber fitted snugglier inside the foot cup. Even with that, I wear the fin strap high to ensure it does not fall off.

      As for the performance, it is great. I do kick softly and the fins do the rest. I have used them in still salt water and currents and work great.

      The split fin may bend under and become a hazard when in the boat. I have to watch on this when I step in the boat with the fins on.

      I purchased them with dark blue panels. After several dives you could see the gray/white scratches from rocks in the blue panels. The logo also faded after several dives. I guess a light panel color may mask the scratches better.

      Make sure do not lose the tab to join the splits, you need it for travel.

      Otherwise. It is a great set of fins, worth purchasing.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels too wide
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Pretty sweet, but some drawbacks

      By Jeff

      from Florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps:

      Used these on 6 dives so far. I was skeptical of split fins given all the mixed reviews and opinions, but with a little homework and practice, I've found them able to move just as well as my paddle fins but with a NOTICEABLE difference in the amount of air consumed. It's all in the technique and when done right you exert yourself far less. They aren't without a couple of drawbacks though. First, they're pretty heavy, so not great to travel with. Second, I'm not sold on the spring straps, and even though my boots have a notch to keep it from happening, I've already had one come off on entry, which is a problem because it sunk like a rock. Luckily my buddy was able to retreive it, but I could have been out a large chunk of change.

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

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      4.0

      Excellent Product; highly recommend

      By Jfrancis

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA
      • Snorkeling

      Comments about Oceanic Vortex V-16 Split Fins with Spring Heel Straps:

      Bought these for a trip to Grand Cayman and used them for North and West Wall dives. Made 45 minutes on the deep dives (with air to spare) and well over an hour on the shallow 2nd tank. Most time i've gotten out of 80cf tanks and attribute that to the efficiency of the fins. They're not light to lug around, but are sweet in the water.

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

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