How to replace a Aqualung Slingshot Power Band

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Step 2I will do this post in English because I’ve seen this being asked online a couple of times and chances are more people who are not Dutch will read this than vice versa.

During my last vacation one of the Power Bands of my Aqualung Slingshot snapped. Thanks to Alberto who, during our previous diving vacation, had advised my to buy some spare ones, I had brought two spare power bands with me. But I had never replaced them before. I turned out to be really easy. I documented the steps below.
You will need:

  • 1 spare power band;
  • 1 fork; just a plane metal one from the kitchen.

A fork? Yes, you can use a screwdriver, but a fork is easier to find and actually works better/easier.

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Step 1 Like I said: you need a spare power band and a fork. First check how the power band needs to be attached (which way around). Look at the power band that is still in place. Do it wrong and you will have to repeat the process!
Step 2 You will probably still have a piece of the old power band attached to your fin. Press the fork all the way through and wiggle it gently so that you loosen the clip. It should then slide off without a problem.
Step 3 The fin without power band
Step 4 The replacement power band in my case popped right over the pin, without use of a fork. But make sure you’ve got it the right way around, otherwise you won’t be able to attach the band at the bottom side of the fin.
Step 5 Visual check. Same position. I have bought grey replacement power straps because my wife’s fins are red and grey goes with both of them.

If you know how to do it, it takes you about 5 minutes to replace them. Note: I don’t bring a fork to dive sites. It is possible to do a dive with one strap, so replacing it when you get back home should be soon enough.