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Duck Feet Fins

Discussion in 'History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss' started by aquajedi, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. aquajedi

    aquajedi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
    Here is the collection of research aided by Dr. Sam Miller. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to provide feedback. Thanks

    The History of: Duck Feet
  2. aquajedi

    aquajedi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Southern California
    "In the early twentieth century watermen witnessed swim fins evolve from sticky palm fronds to meticulously manufactured tools. One of the largest steps in that process was taken by Arthur H. Brown. Arthur is described as an expert diver in his day. At the time, Churchill Swim Fins were the only option for increased propulsion in the Ocean. He imagined a fin that provided more thrust and floated. This new symmetrical fin would stand in stark contrast to it’s predecessors and create die-hard fans from the very beginning."
    dead dog, northernone and compressor like this.
  3. compressor

    compressor ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Northeast USA
    Thank you for your postings. I'm sure others more qualified will comment.
  4. northernone

    northernone Instructor, Scuba Staff Member

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Waskaganish (Cozumel currently)
    Fascinating write-up. The development of the materials involved was of particular interest to me.

    (Commenting, but not more qualified)

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