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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. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    Nice. I am going to check it out. Tks for the tip!
     
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  2. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    I switched to springs. I have a pair of Aeris Velocity 3X. They came with rubber straps and when I bought springs for them I had an extra set of connectors which I put onto the Accel. Now I can change them from one set of fins to the other in about 15 seconds.

    I find the springs easier to get on and off. I'm old and not flexible so I need all the help I can get. I can hook my finger through the big loop of the springs easier than finding and holding the toggle/tab on the silicon straps. I bring the silicon straps along in my save-a-dive kit.
     
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  3. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    I find the springs easier as well. But now I got the hang of it, I am just weighing the trade-off. While spring will add some more additional weight (albeit nominal), but I guess I will try it out and see how it goes.
     
  4. Dave616

    Dave616 Barracuda

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    Anyone know if Leisure Pro is still doing the call-in discount?
     
  5. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    The bungee straps are a nice compromise, they don't add a great deal of weight and are still very easy to don/doff.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2014
  6. rhincodon

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    I have to second the SP bungee straps. Works really well with the Accels
     
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  7. CarcharodonCarcharias

    CarcharodonCarcharias Manta Ray

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    Tks folks! I will definitely give the bungee straps a try when I get a chance. Sounds like a winner to me.

    Planning on ordering myself another pair for back-up actually when LP has the sale again.

    Since I don't do and not planning on doing tech diving, these fins are perfect for me. Also, I travel around the region to dive, the light weight is just a god send.
     
  8. coralcruiser

    coralcruiser Dive Charter

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    Give them a call and ask...worse case is they say no.

    ---------- Post added May 18th, 2014 at 07:25 PM ----------

    What size strap did you order, since we both have the same size fin. :)
     
  9. buddhasummer

    buddhasummer Divemaster

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    I had some Nova straps lying around, the small were a fraction tight, I settled on mediums. I wear 5mm boots with them.
     
  10. gasgirl

    gasgirl DIR Practitioner

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    So no actual diving yet but I am certainly willing to share my fitting experience so far in the hopes it will benefit others looking at the XS size.

    With my size 6 unisex 3mm warmwater wetsuit boots, I have to adjust the straps to the very last hole (as the second last hole feels too sloppy), but my toes are jammed into the very end of the foot pocket and I am a bit worried as I experienced some pins and needles sensation shortly after I donned the fins while sitting in my living room.

    With my size 8 unisex 5mm coldwater wetsuit boots, I have the straps adjusted to the second last hole, and it fits the foot pocket quite nicely. To make up the extra space that is normally occupied by the drysuit sock material, I have inserted an insole with a heel lift. I have plenty of toe room and I am considering stuffing some material in the toebox to ensure my foot doesn't slide around.

    I am planning to bring both pairs of booties with me on the trip and will let you know more once I get some actual mileage using the Accels :D

    ---------- Post added May 27th, 2014 at 01:26 AM ----------

    FYI, I tried using the XS Scuba spring straps that were on my Atomic split fins and they are definitely not compatible with the posts on the Accel fins!
     

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