I recently had an ankle fusion ( look it up) and when I'm healed i will be unable to bend or flex my left foot. When I get back in water I will only be able to use one flipper (I will paddle with the flipper). Can anyone offer suggestions on a good flipper that will give me enough thrust and comfort that can be used by itself?
If you could somehow fuse to Churchills together w/ one foot pocket, so it looked like a dolphin tail, I think that would be ideal...there might be fin out there like that...I will look at some point today.
I would think having an ankle fixed in place might cause problems with drag, etc. on the wave too? Maybe not, though. The paddling glove idea is a good one, but if I were in your situation, I might reconsider my choice of surfcraft, and go with something that I could easily arm paddle into waves. Have a look at this link:
Dude, I can't wait to read that paipo article...gonna save that for the afternoon...but good call. That was in the back of my mind too...might not even need that much length if you have say a 48" to 60" paipo but made like a surfboard...kinda like the one Mitchell made..