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Anyone had a chance to try out the new Aeris Accel?

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by CarcharodonCarcharias, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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  2. isiscowbaby

    isiscowbaby Garibaldi

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    Hey there, Just wondering how flexible the Aeris Accel is. I own Mares Xtreme which for me is way stiff and the Mares Volo power which feels way soft. I am female and need an easy fin to kick since my legs are not the strongest but the Volo Power isn't cutting it. Any feedback for me on this?
     
  3. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

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    How do these compare to your Manatarays in feel/power while diving, and bootie fitting?
     
  4. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    The Accels seem to have more power, but the Mantarays are easier kickers. The Accels have a longer and narrower foot pocket so if you use heavy duty boots you may want to go up in size. Medium sole boots fit nicely. The Mantaray foot pocket is a little more comfortable.
     
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  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Can you frog kick in these fins or are they too "floppy". Cheers.
     
  6. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    You need to be careful when comparing Manta Rays (aka Deep Outdoors Six Gill) with other fins because the flexibility of the Manta Rays varied depending on the color. Also according to Hollis besides adding spring straps they did switch to a stiffer rubber compound, so they are not equivalent fins.
     
  7. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    Yes, I have compared both the black APS and Hollis and the Hollis are stiffer.
     
  8. rhincodon

    rhincodon Barracuda

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    You can frog kick with these fins. I found an old review of mantarays here: TOP STORY / Open-Heel Fins
    Interestingly they found the softer mantarays slightly faster than the stiffer black ones. But I suppose the stiffer ones offer better fine control
     
  9. reneewoo

    reneewoo Garibaldi

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    I like to know if you have tried them with current? I am also concerned if the straps would break easily, if strong current is experiencing... Anyone had tried them with current?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  10. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    Used them in the Philippines in some decent currents and loved them - great fin and the straps are tough as nails. No problems frog kicking with them, would highly recommend them but would suggest trying them on as they have a different sizing to the mares quattro's and other brands id assume. I found XS fitted me with 3mm booties perfectly.
     

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