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monofin footpocket confusion

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noa

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Really confused about footpockets. been reading about the Omer footpockets being comfortable but performing really bad on monos. why is that, is the power not transmited well to the blade ? how do the classic (and painfull) footpockets work better ? is there any way to "customize" a Specialfins with Omers to work well ? thanks for the help. delphicly, Noa
 

Skindiver

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What you are used to.

They work fine for me. Its a matter of what you are used to i think.

Skin.
 

Uli

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been reading about the Omer footpockets being comfortable but performing really bad on monos. why is that, is the power not transmited well to the blade ?

I assume the reasons why "normal" footpockets perform better are:
1.) Due to the open heel, they give greater freedom for the angle between foot and blade. (I took that information from a post by Eric Fattah. It was in a thread that dealt with "greek sandals" as far as I remember.)
2.) The OMER footpockets have long rubber rails that are attached to the blade for a considerable length. Rubber, unlike carbon or fiberglass, has quite a big "hysteresis", i. e. a portion of the energy gets lost in each movement.

I get along well with Waterway footpockets (at least for up to two hours...)

Cheers
Uli
 
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