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Modified my force fins

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1 Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:25 pm

.:LOLLY:.

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I had been thinking about it for a while and last night I finally pulled the trigger. I was tired of the heel straps that come with the fins so I changed them out with bungees  Thumbs Up  I gave it a dry run at the house and it is 1000 times easier and faster to get in and out of the fins. Now I just need to get out on the water to see how it really feels.

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2 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:31 pm

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some dude on FNN was complaining about the straps on them too....maybe u can show them your pic....good stuff!


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3 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:44 pm

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First I have to make sure it works in real life and not only in my head before I start recommending it LMFAO.

4 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:46 pm

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LOL for shizz lol.....


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5 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:13 pm

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Nice mod. Looks super clean. Let me know when you want me drop off mine. Lol

6 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:21 pm

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I'm not voiding the warrantee on my limited edition pair!  Red Smile 

7 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:30 pm

.:LOLLY:.

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Don't worry maing... as long as I have super glue you will have warrantee  Thumbs Up 
As long as you don't lose anything it's all easily reversible.

8 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:24 pm

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.:LOLLY:. wrote:I had been thinking about it for a while and last night I finally pulled the trigger. I was tired of the heel straps that come with the fins so I changed them out with bungees  Thumbs Up  I gave it a dry run at the house and it is 1000 times easier and faster to get in and out of the fins. Now I just need to get out on the water to see how it really feels.

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Nice work.
So here's a fin costing plenty of money, all innovative and stuff ... And the straps need modifying?
Really?... Mad



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9 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:33 pm

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"NEED" is a strong term, I like my straps as they can cinch as tight as I want, and I've had them for 25 years or so. I think if you gave Lolly a brand new Corvette he would find something to change in the first day. He is a master craftsman !

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10 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:08 pm

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Modifying things is in any Mans DNA. My straps were too tight so I lengthened mine with a longer strap that I cut off my FC4 backrest. It's what we do if we see something needs changing. Good for u lolly.

11 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:10 pm

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Jerdon wrote:"NEED" is a strong term, I like my straps as they can cinch as tight as I want, and I've had them for 25 years or so. I think if you gave Lolly a brand new Corvette he would find something to change in the first day. He is a master craftsman !


Yup!!! LOLLY is the jack of all traits. "Your my boy...BLUE!!!"  lol! 

12 Re: Modified my force fins on Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:40 pm

.:LOLLY:.

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The guys are right. The fins don't "need" the mod but so far it does seem more comfortable. The only down side to my mod is that bungees don't last as long as the original straps but I have plenty of bungee to take care of that

13 Re: Modified my force fins on Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:54 pm

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.:LOLLY:. wrote:The guys are right. The fins don't "need" the mod but so far it does seem more comfortable. The only down side to my mod is that bungees don't last as long as the original straps but I have plenty of bungee to take care of that
Im still in the throes of fin selection. As you might imagine, everyone says the Force Fins are the best, greatest, Numero Uno, etc.....

It just struck me as odd.
Thanks.

14 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed May 07, 2014 2:13 pm

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ok... so I had forgot all about this thread and chipmcd's post about the fin leash reminded me about this.

I have had quite a few outings with this conversion and all I can say is I will not be going back to the stock nylon strap. The bungee is WAAAAAAY better. With the stock straps you have to loosen/tighten every time you want to get in/out of them. With the bungee you just cut it to the right length and forget all about it. Also, you don't have to worry about it getting loose on you will tubing. Lastly, since it's a bungee you have constant pressure pushing your foot into the fin unlike the strap that just stays there.

15 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed May 07, 2014 3:53 pm

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I have never even considered it Lolly so thanks for the idea!
You know a mod works when you forget about it and move on.


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16 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed May 07, 2014 4:00 pm

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That's for damn sure Jerdon!

17 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed May 07, 2014 5:49 pm

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Great job on the mod Lolly. Bungee straps are the only way to go. So easy and comfy.

18 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:27 pm

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When I bought my FF they came with the bungee straps from the FF manufacturer and I can't complain about them I bought another pair and they have the original straps and I can see how much of a pain they can be. Bungee straps for me

19 Re: Modified my force fins on Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:25 pm

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Great idea Alfredo!

20 Re: Modified my force fins on Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:26 am

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Alfredo did this mod to my fins, what a big difference!

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