Mares Bungee Straps
If you have Mares Quattro, or similar, fins and are still using the old style of standard straps which came with them…
… put down your mouse and get immediately along to your local LDS (or favourite on line retailer) and get yourself some Mares Bungee replacements.
These replacements are a dead easy to put on and for ease of use make this upgrade option a total “no brainer”.
Just one large rubber loop, big enough to easily grasp when wearing gloves or even a “lobster claw” style glove. You simply grab the loop, pull it over your heel and that’s it. Fins on!
To remove them again just grab the loop, slip it under your boot and you’re done. Fins off!!
Absolutely no faffing around with plastic clips on hinges, or trying to squeeze two small pips with cold fingers in gloves to release them, ever, ever, again.
The clips have a “key hole” style fastening, which locates onto a plastic mushroom head that protrudes from each side of your fin. Simply pivot the old clip up 90 degrees so its vertical (it will take a bit of a push to turn it) and it will then push down about 10mm and release. Instructions are on the packet, and once you’ve done the first one, the other three sides are dead easy. If you’re worried about the length (they are sized to match your fin & boot sizes) they do come with two screw on extenders for each pair, that can be used to lengthen the strap by around 10mm or so (shown in foreground of picture above).
Absolute no brainer. Go and buy them.
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