Haven't started snipping yet....
I went out this morning in my Churchill Slashers, which are somewhat uncomfortable but fairly easy to walk in, and they don't aggravate my screwed up foot. I may be able to get through the summer with these, my feet seem to be growing nice calluses, but the Vipers fit comfortably over a pair of 3mm socks, so they may be my winter fins, at least.
I'm gonna start by cutting the side rails on the Vipers and if that doesn't do the trick I may just cut the blade across at an angle like the Churchills.
I'd like to try Kicks, Techs, Pods, Lagunas, and all sorts of other fins but all they sell locally is Churchills. I ordered the Vipers from ebodyboarding. They're size medium, a bit loose, but OK with fin socks and ankle pads.
Update: My foot's killing me.....
Well, I did try snipping the rails on the Vipers, it didn't seem to reduce the thrust noticeably and after 10 minutes my foot was killing me...this was a couple of weeks ago and now my foot hurts no matter what fin I wear because the Viper really strained it. The Churchills hurt it now, and I got a pair of Kicks, which I do like for the comfort, but they're also killing the weak foot.
I can't stop bodyboarding, 'cause I'm like an addict, even when the surf is tiny, like this morning I was out paddling for 18" waves, and having some fun at it, too.
So now I'm considering taking the old and kind of uncomfortable Churchills and cutting off the outside of the left fin at an angle so there'll be less thrust there at the outside of the left foot, hopefully I can continue to bodyboard while the foot recovers, then switch over to unmodified Kicks.
I gave the Vipers to Mr. Scarecrow, he seems to like them even though he has wide feet.