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Fin break-in period?

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by dulinor, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The fins will never break in, they will break down first, in maybe a century.

    It's gonna have to be about boot now, or your foot just isn't playing nice with our foot pocket
     
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  2. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Our fins REALLY aren't a good choice for flutter
     
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  3. Hank49

    Hank49 Solo Diver

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    Depending on the material your foot pocket is made of, you can change the shape to fit your foot.
    I have a bit of a high arch also and had a set of Pathos footpockets that were a bit flat for my foot.
    I dipped the pocket in boiling water for about 15 seconds and put in on my foot, over a thick sock. I then dipped my foot and pocket into cold water. It changed the shape and was much more comfortable.
    After a year or so though, the pocket began to flatten out again. But it still fit better than the original.
     
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  4. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Learn to frog kick. Not only should it solve your short term problem but it will be the basis of all the precise positioning kicks.
     
  5. dulinor

    dulinor ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep that’s the plan (and one reason I got these) - I can frog kick and it went well when I’d do it but 10+ years of split fin conditioning is hard to break. Found myself flutter kicking whenever I stopped paying attention.
     

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