[quote=rgiven;5594] 1. cutting my fins down leaving only a few inches beyond my toes, giving me just enough propulsion to drill.
This is a good point. What a number of people have done is say, start with a relatively short model of fin and then cut off about an inch at a time whenever they have felt they mastered the drills using that length of fin. Ending up as rgiven has said.
May we swim with ease at the speeds we choose.