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Twisted Fins

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Sep 11, 2003
Is there a way to "untwist" fins. I bought a pair of Gara2000 and when I received the package, one of the fins was a little twisted at the left end (a little curve pointing downwards). Not enough to return it and pay shipping (again) :( but enough to be seen. Any idea ?
One old remedy that I have heard is to leave them out in the sun for a little while on a very flat surface. Might want to use a kind of thick surface and hang the heels off the edge (i.e., supported at a different level) or the fins are likely to pick up an exaggerated bend in the direction of the downward stroke and a bend like that would make the Gara's surface swimming performance even worse than it already is.

When I first got my Garas, both fins were twisted a little in opposite directions. I used this to help me keep from hitting the fins together when I swam -- I wore the "clockwise" fin on my left foot and the "counter-clockwise" fin on the right. This helped push my feet away from the center just a tiny bit on a down-stroke.

BTW for surface swimming with the Garas, I finally resorted to dolphin kicking, which works really well.
Hi Fert,

I use the Gara and used to have problems with slightly bent/twisted blades. Now I store them with the TOP sides DOWN, flat on the [hard] floor and a little bit of weight about halfway down the blade. This seems to keep them flat. It hasn't seemed to hurt the foot pockets at all being in that position.