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Posted by Chris on September 13, 2006 at 20:16:24:

In Reply to: Back to the ankle weights posted by Jeff Shaw on September 13, 2006 at 19:48:52:

I like to use ankle weights for heavy surf entries and exits on beach dives. Having the weights on my ankles increase my rotational moment of inertia and decreases the amount I get spun around while swimming under large breaking waves. Once I am past the surf zone I unclip them from my ankles and clip them through a d-ring on my back-pack/BC. Just before re-entering the surf zone for exit I put them back on my ankles. I personally find them very useful for beach dives. Other than that I do not use them.



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