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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Sharon Hazan, May 31, 2016.

  1. Sharon Hazan

    Sharon Hazan Loaded Pockets

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    what knot should i make from the shoe to the slipknot knot?(para 550)
    i want to be something that be attractive
     
  2. IHateBottleOpeners

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    A hangman's knot around your leg will look good.
     
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    Don't use a slip knot to attach the flipper to your ankle! :eek:

    Attach the lead to a piece of webbing that secures with velcro - you want to be able to remove this quickly!
     
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  4. Sharon Hazan

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    i am only scuba diving
     
  5. jag-engr
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    What if the fin gets caught in something, though? I'm sure you carry a knife, but it would be a lot better to be able to just reach down and pull the velcro loose. You could even kick it loose with the other foot, if necessary.
     
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    Why do you want to tie your flipper to your ankle?---Just curious.
     
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  7. Sharon Hazan

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    PARA 550
     
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  8. Sharon Hazan

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    they fell to me twice almost lost them...(and they expansive)
     
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    If you are trying to keep from loosing them, a strap to hold them on better in the first place would make more sense.

    I can't imagine trying to swim with a loose, unattached fin hanging on my ankle. It sounds really dangerous!
     
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    I usually wear adjustables instead of full foot fins when I dive off a boat or in rough water so that I can hold the strap while I'm climbing out of the water on a ladder. Full foot fins shouldn't be slipping off if they are sized properly. Adjustable fins can be snugged up in heavy currents for hard kicks, too.

    I would agree that an elastic strap with velcro around your ankle that is attached to your fin with some sort of cord would work better. We want to be able to quickly remove gear that can prevent surfacing easily. We also don't want to get tangled up and a cord on your feet during a flutter kick may do that but the velcro would help you if you need it.
     
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    Try wearing rubber booties made for fins.
     
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    Use a figure 8 knot as a stopper knot for the end. On the other side, where you need a loop,use a bowline knot.
     
  13. Butch007

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    Safety first! I'd recommend tying a stopper knot at the end of your line and use a small rubber O ring. Loop the paracord around your ankle, slipping it through the O ring. This will hold it snug to your ankle while looking clean and slick. If you run into trouble it can still be yanked off.

    Anyone wearing paracord around their neck should seriously consider these safety warnings, too.