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Thread: Backwards frog kick.

 


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    Backwards frog kick.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevv58
    Ok, what's the secret to using the frog kick to "back up"?
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    practice
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    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
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    Practice

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffG
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    I was doing a backwards kick while you were still learning to suck air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevv58
    Ok, what's the secret to using the frog kick to "back up"?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CIBDiving


    I was doing a backwards kick while you were still learning to suck air.
    Hey...I had 5 yrs of sucking air before you got wet.
    Men are like a fine wine. They start out as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

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

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

    There's a couple threads already.

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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
    Less BS, more BT

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