Best day of the Summer (so far) yesterday so I'm on it again!
Farrah Fawcett was a goofy foot!
I never knew!
Small Boys Reading Small Homes Mini Book -
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From the lab of Bagjuan;
In preparation for episode five "Matagonia", of the Slither`n Trilogy.
Work began by ginning up the fins to accommodate seven mil. boots. Fin size jumped from Medium to Super! Blade profiles remained "full thrust." Stainless steel drum screws were set to anchor adjustable divers fin heel straps, allowing a wide range of comfort options. Diamondback traction strips were added to the bottoms of the foot wells, enhancing grippage needed on approaches beyond the Northern Gate.
(I had to translate text above from the original Elvish in which it was sent, but I think I captured the essence of it.)
Re: The Greenough mods shot by Warren Pfeiffer. I've attached a larger image- nice to study. Note important detail in photos: in addition to thinning and shortening, George also CUPPED the underside of the blades. His goal was an efficient "motoring speed"... what he'd need maybe 80% of the time. Many mat surfers in the roughly 120 to 170 lb. range have come to regard recent generation UDTs as high quality rubber swim fin "blanks" to be re-shaped and fine-tuned... the blades, foot pockets and heel straps. Swim fins customized for an individual's mat surfing needs are not a simplistic project to undertake. There have been many experiments on a wide range of fins... I've even made my own from scratch. Many people who can wear UDTs right out of the box, for hours of water time without cramping... but they're usually very strong, heavier (closer to 200+ lbs.), experienced swim fin users. Besides comfort, it's also important to consider what such swim fins might do to your feet, ankles, knees... I have floating bone fragments in both ankles because of wearing fins that were too large and powerful.Dale