Spring Straps

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Spring Straps

Post by seattlepaul1975 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:53 am

So this was my first dives this weekend with my new shiny spring straps for my fins. All I can say is WOO!!!!! Spring straps should be standard. No more futzing around with trying to get clips on, floating and bobbing around.....than having to get a buddy to help when you reach point of being totally annoyed by feeling like an idiot. Now its just jump in, pull them over and off you go!

Had to share the joy of spring straps for the first time :-)

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by Jeremy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:10 pm

lol, funny!

Welcome to the springstrap club

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by dwashbur » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Once you go spring, you never go back!
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Re: Spring Straps

Post by Dusty2 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:56 pm

They are standard on the Hollis F-1's

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by LCF » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:17 am

I noticed, in a recent review of fins in Scuba Diver magazine, that about half the models they featured had some kind of spring or elastic (bungie) strap.

Spring straps were the first thing I ran into after my OW class that told me there was a world of better equipment out there . . .
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Re: Spring Straps

Post by Matt S. » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:19 am

If there is some kind of secret handshake or newsletter for this club, I would like to be included. Big fan.

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by Dusty2 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:56 am

LCF wrote:I noticed, in a recent review of fins in Scuba Diver magazine, that about half the models they featured had some kind of spring or elastic (bungie) strap.

Spring straps were the first thing I ran into after my OW class that told me there was a world of better equipment out there . . .


It would seem that some of the companies are beginning to take note of the popularity of spring straps. It just makes sense to include such a popular feature.

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by LowDrag » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:28 am

I got to dive my F1's for the first time this past weekend at Cove 2. I found that even with a size 13 rock boot I had to adjust my springs because somehow I managed to knock one fin off. Luckily for me my dive buddy saw it and grabbed right after it dropped. I knew something felt weird but did not pinpoint it for a few seconds. I put my fin back on and away I went...no muss, no fuss! I love spring straps!!!

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Re: Spring Straps

Post by jerryehrlich » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:34 pm

Dusty2 wrote:They are standard on the Hollis F-1's


And F2's :)

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