Friday, May 15, 2009

Paddle vs Propeller

My good friend John Iwerks animator, inherited his talents from his grand father UB Iwerks of Walt Disney fame. I got to talking to him about Force Fins and shortly after he drew out
my concept that we had been talking about. This was back in 1981.
I was trying to simply point out how my Force Fin worked like a propeller instead of a Mississippi paddle wheel steamer.
Paddle Fins are Terrestic Fins. The mass merchant split fins are nothing more than double paddles.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Terrestris Fins

I had an epiphany while caring for my father. Traditional fins are now Terrestris Fins! They are better suited for walking in water than gracefully and fluidly becoming an aquatic being. I have found the Achilles heel to all other fins. It's your foot. If you try to talk about fins, it's like talking about politics or religion. We can not agree and just get uptight and bent out of shape. As stated "He who is convinced against his will is of the same opinion still"

But if we focus on our feet then we can all relate. How our foot relates to the aquatic experience is everything and I will slowly peel the layers off the onion. Each layer will expose why you do not want to use Terrestris Fins.Common sense will be your guide leading you to Force Fins and having a true aquatic expereince!