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frog kicking with fins

Discussion in 'Force Fin' started by Bob Evans, May 11, 2019.

  1. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    Low amplitude high frequency. I always check behind me.

    You can get them cheap on ebay like I do. :)
     
  2. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks - I still personally think frog kick is a better choice (and more energy efficient kick) for that situation, but whatever works for you is best. On the FF’s, I’m perfectly happy with my current set up and have not yet seen a compelling reason to spend any $ try the Force Fins.
     
  3. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
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    just saying cheap is better than "way too expensive".

    Although some people may like the look the FF's stubby little toes, I imagine most people who try FFs are convinced by someone they know or take someone up on the offer to try them. I like them because they're easy to pack, easy to walk in, easy to kick, very comfortable, and offer great maneuverability without the collateral damage a longer fin may inflict.
     
  4. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    I have a couple of FF Pro in my fin collection and use them occasionally. They're made for a flutter kick, but I can do a modified frog kick with them where the power stroke is outward rather than toward the center. That would not work in a narrow cave but works in open water over the bottom, where there is plenty of space sideways, but not down.

    By the way I tried a pair of FF from the new factory 2-3 years ago and found them not as good as my old FF made in California. I think there was a change in materials. The old FF have more flex and snap, while the new felt more like stiff plastic. Of course my experience is now a little dated so I can't comment on the current FFs.
     
  5. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Barracuda

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    I have old teal FF pro and new neon yellow FF pro. No difference in feel for me between two, bungee was white vs black, comfort insert was not trimmed vs trimmed (old vs new).
     
  6. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Bob, I never could frog kick dating back to my high school swimming days. I have knock knees and was disqualified the few times I swam the IM race. That persists to this day. Good thing I spend a lot of my time almost motionless filming criitters (and never enter caves) .
     
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  7. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    That's good to hear. Can I ask you when you got the new yellow FF Pro? When I got my new FF (made in the new factory) they only came in black.
     
  8. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Barracuda

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    I got mine earlier this year in March, direct from factory.
     
  9. Ernesto Chamorro

    Ernesto Chamorro Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NIcaragua
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    I dove yesterday in Roatan with my FF Tan Deltas
    I Did 40% frog kick , flutter just to catch up with the rest , very fast displacement
    And a barefoot feeling .
    Frog kick felt smooth and at a slower pace , helps me look at the reef with more detail without the feel of heavy bricks on my foot .
    Force fins have become an everlasting discussion .
    Why not think about a FF rental program ? Perhaps we Will see more action and less talk .
     

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