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Taping Fin Straps

One essential part of rigging your gear for technical diving is to eliminate all "Snagglies" (bits of gear that tend to snag on your guideline), and one of the most important such spots is the fin straps. Since your fins are constantly moving, they're constantly trying to get into trouble, so you want them to be as snagglie-free as possible. The usual solution is to tape up the straps, so that loose ends and buckles are secured and any guideline you happen to kick against will slide smoothly past your fin without snagging.

However, the above explanation still doesn't completely explain the set of fins pictured here.


Last modified 2004-11-17 by Anthony DeBoer.