It's frustrating, because just as I'm getting to be pretty good at catching waves with the fins, my foot is bothering me--actually you get pain from the toes to the ankles with a fallen arch. Last year, I hurt my lower back and the fins aggravated that so I was arm paddling. Now that the back's better the foot's acting up. Sucks to get old and start falling apart.
I did get some of those webbed paddling gloves, and I probably should just go back to arm paddling for a while to let the foot recover. The surf's gonna be tiny anyway.
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Thread: Modifying Fins?
Jul 30, 2008, 02:23 PM #21
Jul 31, 2008, 12:14 AM #22ExtremeSpongerChicks Guest
Jul 31, 2008, 10:43 AM #23
Jul 31, 2008, 11:15 AM #24ExtremeSpongerChicks Guest
Jul 31, 2008, 03:58 PM #25
The pain I'm having is from a structural weakness with my flat feet. I went out this morning but the high tide shorebreak was so impossible that I couldn't really catch a wave without risking a broken neck, so the foot's getting a rest for a couple of days anyway.
Jul 31, 2008, 05:01 PM #26ExtremeSpongerChicks Guest
Aug 3, 2008, 03:03 PM #27
Here's a picture of Mike Stewart at a Chilean bodyboarding competition. If you look closely, you can see that he really cut his Vipers down, halfway through the yellow dot. Interesting, I'd like to know why he cut them like that.