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Aliexpress metal buckle spring straps

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Sbiriguda, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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  2. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    They can't really do much wrong making a spring strap. The only issue will be post size and spring length. If both look to fit I don't think you could really go wrong. Of course the metal parts could be crap stainless steel and could rust to dust.
     
  3. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Rust would be my concern. It is pretty common for Chinese companies to skimp and use 304 stainless instead of 316.
     
  4. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Agree, that would be my only real concern too assuming fitting was ok.
     
  5. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    Without knowing anything about these particular straps, I'll note that neither of the problems with some other spring straps exist with them. The line trap I talked about in another thread doesn't exist, and the second bolt prevents the things from falling off the posts on the fins.
     

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