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Twisted Fins

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Fert

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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 ?
 

Pezman

We pee deep. Ew!
Sep 24, 2002
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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.
 

1 Tadpole

I'd rather play than work
Jul 27, 2002
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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.

Cheers,
Tad
 
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