Mermaid Tails

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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby Wooddave » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:47 pm

I call that one the boomerang.
it was built as a handheld unit it is made of carbon so it is fairly stiff.
it relies on fiber direction for flex and thrust, and being hand held I was able to change the AOA as needed.( have some video of it being used in the pool I will see if it is posted anywhere and will link it here)..
It provides more thrust than you might think and also allows your body to maintain a straighter path through the water by countering the opposing force of the foot stroke..

I did use that one in an attempt to adapt it to the feet,,I used my mountain biking shoes with the clipless pedals as an attachment..
It didn't work very well mainly because the extra carbon I added to mount the pedals stiffened it too much and my ankles didn't have the same range of motion as my arms.
I have some pictures of that somewhere that I will also try to post.
You should have seen the looks on peoples faces when I tried it out in the hotel pool where we were staying, but I'm sure some of you folks have seen that look a few times yourselves lol
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby CHRISPI » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:20 pm

cool
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby CHRISPI » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:16 pm

What does it take to be obviously abnormal
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:53 am

CHRISPI wrote:What does it take to be obviously abnormal

Apologetically being yourself will very often earn you that merit badge ;)
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby CHRISPI » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:43 pm

A bit upsetting I did not post that
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:09 am

Oooo, ya been hacked??? It does happen... Maybe it's the same Koreans or whoever hijack the Swaylocks forums every few days...
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby CHRISPI » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:53 am

What must I do change my log in details I presume??!!
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Re: Mermaid Tails

Unread postby GeoffreyLevens » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am

Yeah, probably just change your password should do it. AND if you use that password anywhere else...change it there as well
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