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

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

  1. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

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    Location: Jupiter
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    The "conspiracy" theory. Manufaturers rip off the public with bigger profit margins by selling broken fins and fins that are cheaper to produce. :rofl3:

    I paid mre for my comvertable They tried to tell me without the roof structure additional bracing was required and it was a little tricky making a retractable top. Stupid me. More money for less car.
     
  2. Blackrock

    Blackrock Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Take me to the Galapagos
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  3. robert58

    robert58 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Puyallup,WA
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    I tried them up in canada, i'll stick to split fins
     
  4. diver 85

    diver 85 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: SW Louisiana
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    Guess I went from a real diver to a fake one...turned in my (black)Turbo II & III's after 20+ years for some yeller splits last spring......damn, knew I was going backwards......:D
     
  5. meesier42

    meesier42 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kennewick, WA
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    Sorry, but your off on this one, the Navy doesn't endorse or deny use of any fins. Navy policy is clear that all fins work and the fins each person uses is purely personal preference. The Coast Guard and NOAA however doesn't use them, they chose to blame the death of 2 of their divers on the Split fins, post USGC Healy accident.
     
  6. S. starfish

    S. starfish Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Vancouver, Canada
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    Split fins suck so much I use them to vacuum my house. The carpets have never been cleaner.


    There, I fixed it.
     
  7. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: New Jersey
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    When my buddy and I were diving the U-869 on air with John Chatterton and Richie Kohler last year, my buddy's split fins silted the place up so bad that I couldn't find my Spare-Air. I got so nervous I mistakenly hit the "up elevator" lever on my SeaQuest i-3 BCD. Ordinarily, this would have sent me shooting to the surface, but fortunately some monofilament got tangled around my Air-2. When I cut the line with the 11" knife strapped to my calf, I mistakenly poked the purge valve in my HydrOptix mask. I tried to use my tank banger to get my buddy's attention, but by that time he had gotten one of his suicide clips tangled up in the retractor I use to attach my dry snorkle to the transmitter of my air-integrated wireless compass, which I bought on-line instead of at the LDS that I stopped supporting ever since I signed up for e-learning. I believe that was right about the time I had the regs I bought at Leisure Pro serviced at the local Jiffy-Lube but didn’t actually test them myself before going on a special “Storm Tracker” live-aboard trip that I signed up for because in addition to free nitrox they were offering a special "take Fish ID, get your IDC free" promotion. Unfortunately I missed that trip because of the systemic fungal infection I contracted when the Halcyon p-valve I installed myself in my cave-cut trilam dry suit failed while I was solo-diving for golf balls without a scooter. Which I only did for the money, ever since the captain of the boat I DM on started making me tip the passengers $10/tank on every charter that I work.

    I'm writing a book about it...

    Shallow Divers: The true story of two Americans who risked everything to solve the mystery of every "you're gonna die" cliche on ScubaBoard

    Ironically, it seems that Gary Gentile is now claiming that I actually did not experience EVERY cliche myself, based on a series of interviews with the girlfriend of the brother of a guy I shared a room with on Spring Break in 1987 and is now threatening to expose the REAL story of how all the trouble started when Papa Bear kept radioing the Coast Guard to ask whether he could log pool dives as "real dives".

    I will happily refute Gary's assertions in an on-line interview on ScubaBoard, wherein I will respond to any and all questions with "get a BP/W" while wearing my mask on my forehead.

    PS - it's not the agency, it's the instructor!
     
  8. zen_man

    zen_man Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NorCal
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    :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3: I AM SERIOUSLY CRYING I AM LAUGHING SO HARD!!

    Thank you! You completely made my day! :D
     
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  9. Coalcracker

    Coalcracker Nassau Grouper

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    Don't post drunk or stoned.

    Let us get back to the original OP question.
     
  10. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
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    Fresca on the key board.

     

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