Modified Flutter versus Frog Kick (from a different point of view)

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I just spent a 16-dive Blackbeard's trip with my Force Fin Pros over Altama Maritime Assaults.
Except for "get there fast mode" times where I was fluttering. I mostly used an ankle flip frog kick to maneuver around. I was floored at how easy and efficient it was. The shorter FFs make that easy to maintain compared to my Eddys and Slipstreams which need larger-muscle involvement.
 

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I just spent a 16-divd Blackbeard's trip with my Force Fin Pros over Altima Maritime Assaults.
Except for "get there fast mode" times where I was fluttering. I mostly used an ankle flip frog kick to maneuver around. I was floored at how easy and efficient it was. The shorter FFs make that easy to maintain compared to my Eddys and Slipstreams which need larger-muscle involvement.
I think alternate kicks is why @Bob Evans made the Pros. I like them too.
 

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I sure would like to try the Force Fin!
I got mine used. They are basically indestructible so the age doesn't matter. Straps might degrade, but you can buy them or a bungee kit new from FF or jury rig something. They pretty much stay on your feet even without the straps so it doesn't have to be perfect. SCUBA Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Force Fin

But make sure you get the FF Pros instead of the originals if you want to do anything other than flutter or dolphin kick. They are the same shape, but are stiffer. Apparently the more exotic options like the Excellerating and Extra are even better, but it's unlikely you'll find them used and the new prices are eye watering. SCUBA Archives - Force Fin

If you borrow some, the problem is one dive is unlikely to be enough to decide whether you like them. They feel really different and it seems like you aren't moving much water. I had to do some timed tests in a pool versus my regular fins to overcome this first reaction.
 
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I will probably be wearing some FF variant at the Coz Invasion. If fit works we can make it happen on a shore-dive ...
That would be great! You should be easy to find. I’ll be looking for you.
 

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