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Backwards frog kick.

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by chevv58, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. chevv58

    chevv58 Angel Fish

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    Ok, what's the secret to using the frog kick to "back up"?
     
  2. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Kool Aid
     
  3. lamont

    lamont Orca Staff Member

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    practice
    pain
    video evidence of what you're doing wrong
    keep your fin tips down
    don't drop your knees
    keep your head up
    slice through the water on the extension
    flare and pull
     
  4. jerryn

    jerryn Nassau Grouper

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    practice, practice, practice. There is nothing natural about it. What has to happen is that when you retract your feet/fins you do not counter act the backwards motion of your kick. This means keeping them out of the stream of motion (don't cause drag) and in a streamlined way bringing them back up.

    For me, It was a day in the water -- frustrating day in the water -- just practicing until I got the feel of it. BTW, my legs were sore the next day.

    Jerry
     
  5. CIBDiving

    CIBDiving Solo Diver

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    :lol:

    I was doing a backwards kick while you were still learning to suck air.
     
  6. OWSI176288

    OWSI176288 Instructor, Scuba

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    What everyone else said, plus the correct fins with a wide edge such as jets or turtles helps a lot. I am not 100% DIR, but the DIR-f class helped me a lot.
     
  7. JeffG

    JeffG Solo Diver

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    Hey...I had 5 yrs of sucking air before you got wet.
     
  8. ppo2_diver

    ppo2_diver Tech Instructor

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    Try "clapping" the bottoms of your feet together on the loading stroke.
     
  9. roakey

    roakey Old, not bold diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Advanced search on "frog" limit the search to titles and the technical diving forums.

    There's a couple threads already.

    Roak
     
  10. dherbman

    dherbman Instructor, Scuba

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    Watch video showing the proper kick from multiple angles
    Shoot yourself from the same angles while attempting the kick
    Compare the two videos
    Repeat as required
     

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