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    21st Century Ducks

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    stu

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  stu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:01 am

    could allways try a grinder on your feet! Very Happy
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    James H

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  James H on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:30 am

    They look cool flower

    Welcome to the ancient and mystical order of the Duck Foot.

    GRAYMAN wrote:I'll try these tomorrow to experience the legendary drive.


    If they are too narrow the cramps will be legendary. Guaranteed.
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:10 am

    Yep. I'm fully expecting fin cramps.

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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  Blimp on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:45 am

    Wieght not really an issuse unless you intend to go jogging in them, they float so are weightless in the sea. Can wear a 4mm or even a 5mm sock at a pinch in the DA fins but only just about a 3mm sock with my Duck feet, just wish they made them slighly wider on the plus side you don,t have to wear fin savers the wave that would take these off your feet would probaily kill you Very Happy
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:34 pm

    GOOD POINTS:
    Reduced drag when riding due to narrow profile.
    Edges provide good hold.
    Strong heel straps. (DaFin could take a leaf out of Voit's book here).

    BAD POINTS:
    Felt heavy and cumbersome.
    Stiff/rigid foot pockets that lack any ergonomic shape so hurt the tops of your feet.
    Slow to get going with an initial kicking-through-treacle feel.

    CONCLUSIONS:
    These simply feel like old fashioned fins to me. The new materials feel better than when I tried the old ones but still have a long way to go to bring them into the 21st Century. They basically feel like a dated version of the Viper V7.

    COMPARISON TO DAFIN:
    I did notice a tiny bit more drive once getting going but like I say, a tiny amount. Getting going was the problem though. Paddling around in a competitive lineup with a fast breaking single left hand peak just left me chasing shadows. Switching back to DaFin let me sprint into position.

    In terms of sizing, many advocates of these fins complain about the blade size with DaFin. The solution is simple: pad out the heel strap and wear neoprene socks to allow for bigger fins. Then you'll have a comparable blade size with all of the other benefits of modern light weight fins.

    With regard to the heel strap problem on DaFin, put you foot in whilst holding the strakes . Then slip the heel strap up.

    Cheers

    G


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    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:12 pm

    FOR SALE

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    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    Blimp

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  Blimp on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:28 am

    Take a grinder to them before you give up on your Ducks give them the Greenough treatment found I got used to my Ducks a lot quicker than my DA fins
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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  GRAYMAN on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:25 am

    My problems with them can't be fixed by a grinder.

    I'd rather take money for them.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"



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    piskian

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  piskian on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:20 pm

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    piskian

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  piskian on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:28 pm

    Sorry,praps this's more relevant

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    piskian

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  piskian on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:31 pm

    Oh no,THIS is the most relevant to Any Voit fin...



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    James H

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  James H on Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:20 am

    I'd take them off your hands G but it sounds like the moulding could be on the narrow side and like you I need a wide footpocket. I'd have to try them first.

    Alternatively, I've got various bits of spearfishing gear (guns, long fins, weights etc) I don't use much so we could do a swap.

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    GRAYMAN

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    Re: 21st Century Ducks

    Post  GRAYMAN on Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:36 am

    I want the money really. Christmas is coming.

    G


    _________________
    IN MY QUIVER:
    "G" Custom Surfmats:
    G-Mar 13, AKA "Lucky". (70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback Grip)
    G-Mat 12, AKA "Geoffrey". (100x70/70d, 3 pontoon with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 11, AKA "Casper". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 10, AKA "Mr Hankey ". (70/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 7, AKA "Kenneth". (70/70d, 3 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    G-Mat 5, AKA "The Displexperiment". (200/70d, 4 pontoons with Vulkem Stippleback grip)
    4GF Blue Streak Standard (S-FAHT Stippleback grip)
    Traditional Surfing Co "Da Bomb" Bellyboard
    "G" 9mm ply Narrow Guitar Pick Paipo, AKA "Sputnik"
    "G" 9mm ply Paipo, AKA "Jumbo-Belly-Girl"
    "G" 9mm ply Micro-Paipo/Jumbo-Handplane, AKA "The Traipo"




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