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In what way do you deal with your fin straps?

Discussion in 'Solo Divers' started by scuba=dude, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    I can't say I could always tell when my regular fin straps were going to fail, but I've not had a failure with my spring straps in the five years I've used them. Of course failure may be just a dive away. I have found duct tape worked great on my wings when I needed to protect the tube after a rip occurred in the outer bag.
     
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  2. Doc Harry

    Doc Harry Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Appalachia
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    Spring straps are the way to go.

    Being elastic, you can remove and replace them quickly and with ease.

    The failure questions are valid. However, inspecting your gear periodically prevents such "unexpected" failures.
     
  3. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

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    Location: Great Lakes + Northern Florida + Marsh Harbor
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    I use spring straps on my F1's :)
     
  4. Littlerayray

    Littlerayray Regular of the Pub

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    I bought a pair of spring straps for my save a dive kit
     
  5. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    Uh, what straps?

    I went full foot and never looked back. Of course, this isn't dry-suit country.
     
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  6. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    Spring straps on all of my open foot fins.

    N
     
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