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Duck foot -fyi- history

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by Sam Miller III, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. USdiver1

    USdiver1 Divemaster

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    @George austin,

    You're a better man than I to still be using duck feet everyday. I swim a mile three times a week with my full foot Mares Avanti fins, and do most of my scuba dives with a set of twin 72s on my back while being propelled by an old set of USD Super Rocket fins. I just participated this last weekend in Sea Hunt Forever in Ocala, FL using a full compliment of vintage equipment. I dove both a full foot set of Swimaster UDT Duck Feet (black, natural rubber) and and open heel set of AMF VOIT UDT Duck Feet (black rubber - stiffer than hell). There is much work and resistance in using Duck Feet. Every stroke, up or down, in my flutter kick was a power stroke. After two days, I was walking with a limp, the muscles in my shins being tight due to lactic acid buildup. Duck Feet are a chore to use. Much harder work than either the Avantis or Rocket Fins.
     
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  2. aquajedi

    aquajedi Angel Fish

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    Location: Southern California
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  3. george_austin

    george_austin Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Los Angeles,CA. Alcoi, Espana, Los Barilles, Baja
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    @USdiver1
    I like my USD Super Rockets as well - use them rather often. My only issue with the UDT is is I forget to bring socks. After 9 or ten dives the top of a bare foot is raw and bloody
     
  4. USdiver1

    USdiver1 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southwest Ohio
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  5. george_austin

    george_austin Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Los Angeles,CA. Alcoi, Espana, Los Barilles, Baja
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    Thanks, great price ! I just ordered 2 pair. Yes, my LDS carries them but I'm in LA so obviously the Amazon price is a lot better.
     

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