Posted by msblucow on July 24, 2000 at 23:40:53:
In Reply to: a possible explanation...(??)... posted by kelphead on July 24, 2000 at 20:29:35:
The only difference I notice between the Apollo fins and regular fins is that my knees don't "click". By that I mean, I don't feel my knee caps being pulled out of alignment, making them rub up against the sides of my patella producing a "clicking" sensation. I have the same problem sometimes riding my bike. If I don't have my feet properly placed on the pedals, my outer thighs (where my most powerful leg muscles are)pull my knees right out of alignment. I don't think it has anything to do with the power of my legs (hey, I rode 575 miles in the California Aids Ride 2 years ago!). I think my swim kick is powerful regardless of the fin I use - I'm actually pretty fast swimming freestyle - it's just that with the Apollos I get the maximum power out of each kick because I'm not trying to compensate for bad knee alignment. Hope that helps explain things.
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