Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins Small Cobalt Blue

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About Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins

Over 5 years of research and development brought the highly regarded and best-selling SF-8 X-Pert Zoom split fin to market in 2003. TUSA redefines the fin market again with the introduction of the X-Pert Zoom Z3. The X-Pert 3Z further improves upon the performance, features and design of the SF-8 with the incorporation of 3 materials, 10% Longer Blade Length, Enhanced Propeller-Fin Technology, Reinforced Blade Rails and Optimized Blade Scoops. These new features along with TUSA's patented 27? Angled Blade Design and EZ Strap Buckle System make the X-Pert Zoom Z3 The Fin for Divers"

When using the standard traditional blade fin, with the leg completely extended, there remains an angle of 27 between the Heel and the Foot and the Calf of the Leg, causing a 10% Loss of Propulsion. Because the Fin is Angled Below-the-Body, during the Kick Phase, the Body is Pushed-Forward-and-Down, instead of Straight Ahead With the X-Pert Z3 Fin, that 27 Angle has been Designed-Into-the-Fin. This means that 100% of the Energy Expended during the Kick Phase is Directed-Toward the Propulsion of the Diver. To achieve Maximum Performance from this Fin, use a Small Bent-Knee Kick with a Light Rhythm. This creates Less Strain on the Leg Muscles compared with Traditional Fins, Reducing the Diver's Fatigue and Subsequent Air Consumption.

TUSA's Advanced Split Fins employ Propeller-Fin Technology, which delivers Ultra-High Performance with a Low Amplitude Rapid Flutter Kick. As the Fin moves through the water its Two Wing-Shaped Surfaces create Lift and Forward Propulsion like a Propeller. Any Water Traveling Over-the-Top of the Blade is Funneled Into-and-Out of the Split between the Blades Efficiency is Increased while Drag and Effort is Reduced. Fins are equipped with TUSA's High Quality Stainless Steel Spring Straps with TUSA's EZ Buckle System. The Spring Straps do not need to be Adjusted-for-Size and Easily Slip-Over-the-Heel securely when Donning-and-Doffing the Fins. The EZ Buckle System has Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles allowing Quick-and-Easy Adjustments with Minimal Effort Adjustment can be made while the fins are worn, allowing for a Precise Fit and Ease of Removal when necessary. Spring Straps are also Depth Compensating and Automatically Adjust for Wet Suit Boot Compression at Depth. Straps are equipped with a Comfortable Rubber Heel Grip with a Large Finger Loop for an Easy Fit.

The TUSA X-Pert Zoom Z3 Fins are available in sizes Small, Medium or Large and come in Black, Cobalt Blue and Flash Yellow in all 3 sizes, Pearlescent Pink in size Small and Metallic Red in sizes Medium or Large. The Fins are covered by a 36 month limited warranty.

Click here to see the Sport Diver Video Review for the Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Fins

The Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins : Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 36 months.

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Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins Features

  • Combines: Propeller-Fin Technology, TUSA's Multi-Flex Blade System and Patented Angled Blade Design
  • X-Pert Fin Provides Speed and Power with Less Effort and Fatigue
  • Generates Maximum Performance and Comfort with Minimum Strain on the Leg Muscles
  • Allows Small Bent-Knee Kick with a Light Rhythm
  • Innovative Hydrofoil (Split Blade) and Hybrid Rib Design
  • Produce Greater Forward Motion (lift) Both-On-the-Surface and Underwater
  • Two Wing-Shaped Surfaces Create Lift and Forward Propulsion like Propeller
  • Water Traveling Over-the-Top of Blade Funneled Into-and-Out of the Split between the Blades
  • Efficiency Increased while Drag and Effort is Reduced
  • Up-Stroke Provides Maximum Power and Propulsion
  • TUSA's 27° Angled Blade Design Ensures Maximum Efficiency throughout Kicking Cycle
  • Multi-Compound Foot Pocket Increases Power Transfer to Blade
  • Reinforced Blade Rails and Optimized Blade Scoops
  • 10% longer blade length than SF-8 for enhanced propeller effect
  • 3 Material Design for Increased Performance
  • TUSA patented EZ Strap and Buckle System
  • Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles for Quick-and-Easy Adjustments
  • High Quality Stainless Steel Strap
  • Durable Stainless Steel Coil Spring Won't Rust or Break
  • Automatically Adjusts to Changing Conditions
  • Rubber Heel Grip with Finger Loop for Easy Fit
  • 3 Sizes: Small, Medium or Large
  • 5 Color Choices (size dependent): All Sizes Black, Flash Yellow and Cobalt Blue
    Small & Medium: Pearlescent Pink
    Medium & Large: Metallic Red
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty

Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins Specifications

Materials
Composite
Blade Type
Split
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Cobalt Blue, Flash Yellow, Metallic Red, Pearlscent Pink
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 4.8 lb,
Large: 7.25 lb,
Medium: 9.95 lb
Mfr #
SKU
TBTF15
TUSA X-PERT ZOOM Z3 (SF-15) Size Chart
SIZE MEN SHOE SIZE WOMEN SHOE SIZE
SMALL Up to 7 Up to 8
MEDIUM 7-10 8-12
LARGE 10-14 13+

X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins Customer Reviews

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4.7

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (40)
  • Comfortable (40)
  • Efficient (37)
  • Lightweight (19)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (43)
  • Recreation (22)
  • Snorkeling (18)
  • Travel (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      70% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      98% 

      (46 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (18), Casual/ recreational (15), Beginner (6), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great fins. Better than I'd expected.

The SF-15 Z3 is a big improvement over the older SF-8 model. The biggest area of improvement is feedback to the diver. These fins are built a little stiffer and longer,...Read complete review

The SF-15 Z3 is a big improvement over the older SF-8 model. The biggest area of improvement is feedback to the diver. These fins are built a little stiffer and longer, which allows you to feel them better as you kick.

As far as split fins go, these are a great pair. As far as Split vs. Paddle goes, there are situations where split fins perform noticeably better. I own multiple pairs of both types, and use each depending on the type of dive.

I use split fins when:
warm/open water diving,
covering a lot of distance at a fast pace,
chasing down moving photo opportunities,
swimming against weak ~ moderate currents,

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product as promised

Not Sure. have not try them. But looks good. I am planning to use it for scuba diving.

Not Sure. have not try them. But looks good. I am planning to use it for scuba diving.

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5.0

Good fins no more leg cramps

By Frank

from newport oregon

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins:

    first dive was a long swim and no leg cramps at the end of the dive

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

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    5.0

    Great Fins - Best of the Best

    By Arsun10

    from El Salvador

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable
    • Efficient

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins:

    Great Fins, I have use regularly they feel efficient and great for Scuba, the only problem is that they are a little bit heavy for travel, but it´s not a problem if you travel lightweight, totally recommended

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

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    5.0

    Great fins. Better than I'd expected.

    By Toko

    from Tokyo, Japan

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable
    • Efficient
    • Negative Buoyancy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Moderate Current
      • Open Water
      • Open Water Diving
      • Recreation
      • SCUBA

      Comments about Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins:

      The SF-15 Z3 is a big improvement over the older SF-8 model. The biggest area of improvement is feedback to the diver. These fins are built a little stiffer and longer, which allows you to feel them better as you kick.

      As far as split fins go, these are a great pair. As far as Split vs. Paddle goes, there are situations where split fins perform noticeably better. I own multiple pairs of both types, and use each depending on the type of dive.

      I use split fins when:
      warm/open water diving,
      covering a lot of distance at a fast pace,
      chasing down moving photo opportunities,
      swimming against weak ~ moderate currents,

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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Smooth & Easy

      By Diver DownDave

      from British Columbia, Canada

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA
        • Snorkeling
        • Travel

        Comments about Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins:

        I started diving with these fins. I have since purchased 8 other types of fins to try different styles, etc. I thought I'd get a new pair of these to see how they may differ, or if they had changed. They are still good, light and reasonably efficient. I started experimenting with other designs to get more power in currents. I don't know how these will be in that situation yet. Nice and easy to fin, though! Watch out for sizing. I use Large/X-Large on others, Medium with these.

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

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        4.0

        Oversize

        By Briney Deep

        from Melbourne Australia

        About Me Advanced

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Size Not Correct

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA

          Comments about Tusa X-Pert Zoom Z3 Open Heel Split Fins:

          While well made the advertised size Mens 10 / Medium was way off the mark these things are massive it would take 3 pairs of booties to make them fit and I would still be worried they would fall off. Unfortunately I'm in Australia there is no way I can send them back due tot he cost.

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          • Feels full size too big
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          • Feels too wide
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