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**Split Fins – Let the Bashing Begin!**

Discussion in 'Fins, Masks and Snorkels' started by Teamcasa, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. ZzzKing

    ZzzKing Solo Diver

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    Splits were designed by the Communists in the 50's as an attempt to undermine the "American Way". Sadly, even though Communism has been in decline since the early '90's, they are still winning hearts and minds through their subversive fin design. Other notable Communist dive innovations include single hose regulators, dive computers, air integrated dive computers, Air 2's, Force Fins, Jacket BC's and list goes on and on.
     
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  2. diverdwn71

    diverdwn71 Nassau Grouper

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    I've owned my pair of ATOMIC split fins for 4 years and wouldn't dive with anything else. They are great in the pool or open water.

    That's all I got to say about that.
     
  3. under water

    under water Solo Diver

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  4. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

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    That's too funny!
     
  5. cfelliot

    cfelliot Manta Ray

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  6. zen_man

    zen_man Manta Ray

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    LOL! Nice Frank! :wink:
     
  7. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

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    I think you all have solved my navigation problem. I will wear one split fin and one solid fin. This will insure that I swim in a perfect circle and return to my origin since one fin will provide more propulsion than the other. Just like steering a twin engine boat with the throttles. Heck, I can even decide clockwise or counter clockwise by switching between a flutter kick and a frog kick! Way to go!!
     
  8. 300bar

    300bar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    O c'mon no bashing :rofl3:
    I thought this thread was for some bashing.
    Maybe we better start bashing PADI or NAUI or DIR or BC'S or BP/W.
    OR better yet SNORKELS :D

    And don't you thouch my V12's :D
     
  9. RiverRat

    RiverRat Instructor, Scuba

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    Agreed....I think most folks in splits, not all but many, are just fluttering away so it don't matter to them. You don't know what you don't know...

    Same here, except now that I'm using the modified flutter more often I've forgotten my old flutter kick style. I was taught when I need to get out of Dodge to just go full bore flutter when required. So I keep it in the toolkit.

    But the real reason I came to the thread was to "let the bashing begin :)
     
  10. RiverRat

    RiverRat Instructor, Scuba

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    Hey don't take it personal :D
    This is the "split fin bashing thread" after all.
    Heck start a stiff fin bashing thread and then I can come in and defend myself :)
     

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