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Old 07-15-2009
stevereagan stevereagan is offline
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I've been taking lessons with Shinji; he came up with the idea of using an elastic (plastic) band (from Finis, so it must have a name, but I don't know what it is ...); I basically put the band around both legs above the knees and thus dispense with the fins. What the band apparently does is help my leg buoyancy and keeps the legs from flailing all over the place. I've wanted to get off of fins for some time (I have very stiff ankles from years of long-distance running), and this seems like a good transition away from the fins. I can do skate, underswitch, and zipperskate/switch this way ...
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