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    This works to off set "heavy feet"

    When I dive with my wet suit I tend to have heavy feet. I have tried a number of things, but this seems to work very well. Moving the weight forward tilted me so I was horizontal. I took weight and mounted it to the handle. The one you see is a pound and a half. I'm going to make a true one pound version, a three pound version and a 5 pound version. The diamenter will be the same, the length will change. I took some teflon tape and put it around the handle before I mounted the weight. it makes the lead weight very tight and it will not move. If anyone is interested I'll make more.
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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    Reminds me of a Zink on a boat shaft. Nice!

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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    Very nice idea!

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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    I never had _any_ problem with heavy feet and don't frogkick often. Most of the time I just hang horizontally fully stretched. I don't use any extra weights. Why does this work?

    No heavy black rubber fins from the 60's. They work on a double set where the weight is more at the head, but they don't work on my rEvo. At least not in my case. I have to put at least 4 pounds extra at the top of the rEvo to be able to use them. But them I'm way too heavy.

    I'm always using my Mares Excel fins on my rEvo and I'm perfectly balanced without any extra weights or air tubes or whatever. And they are sturdy and stiff enough to frogkick with.

    Try it out. The type of fin makes all the difference in the world in a wetsuit.
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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    I do have a problem with heavy legs. The weight out on the handel rocks me forward. I do use a light weight fin.
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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    Quote Originally Posted by zirk  View Original Post
    are you in a dry suit?
    No, in a wetsuit. In a dry suit you can balance things out.

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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    yes, in a dry suit... no problem, I agree.

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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    Quote Originally Posted by zirk  View Original Post
    I do have a problem with heavy legs. The weight out on the handel rocks me forward. I do use a light weight fin.
    What do you carry for BO? AL or ST? 40's or 80's?

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    Re: This works to off set "heavy feet"

    I use 2 Al 72's

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