One of Omer’s low priced spear fins including quality designs providing high-level performance, the Omer Stingray fins are seriously impressive in terms of value for money. The main selling points of this fin are its removable blades, comfortable foot pockets and powerful response.
The Omer Stingray fins don’t utilize the commonly used basic rubber footpocket and have focused on comfort. Instead, these fins use the thermos rubber of two different stiffness compounds. This comfort makes all the difference in the quality of your dive, and allows you to focus more on the task at hand as opposed to fin discomfort.
These fins are designed to provide a high-power response and propel the diver through the water effortlessly. This is achieved through the implementation of an optimal fin-to-footpocket angle for this fin design, sitting at 22 degrees. This is a major step forward in power efficiency from the traditional 15-17 degree design. This prevents unnecessary energy being expended on propulsion and allows it instead to be focused on maximising breath hold.
The blade itself is constructed from a low modular polypropylene at a medium strength to prevent excessive strain on the legs whilst still providing enough tension to produce sufficient kick.
It is recommended that these fins are worn with neoprene socks. The reason for this is that they provide additional comfort and prevent any likelihood of blisters and provide warmth in an area of the body most prone to heat loss, which would result in a less efficient use of energy in each kick. They also provide protection for any walking you might do over rough surfaces on the way to your entry point, providing padding and grip.