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WTB: Single Jackie Smith Spring Strap (10")


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Posted by tleemay on July 23, 2009 at 20:25:53:

I hate diving in Quattro Pros. Jet Fins have really spoiled me the last 14 years.

I'm replacing some of my lost gear from last week. While I do
have a backup for most of the things stolen, I do need to
replace my fins. I bought a used pair of Jet Fins at a really
good price. I already have one unused Jackie Smith Spring
Strap I took off a single frogfoot fin I found at Cortez 10
years or so ago. So I have one strap but I still need a second.
It is a a 10 strap, so I would like to find another 10 if
possible (10" is th most common length Jackie sold).

For those who don't know what the Jackie Smith straps look like,
they are a SS spring covered with clear plastic hose material.
The anchor points are a round alum milled blanks. There is cave
line inside the spring tied to the anchors at each end. A heavy
piece of nickel (I believe) wire connects the alum anchors to
the fins themselves.

I have found knock-offs of Jackie's design for like $40 a set, but I would like to have another original if possible.

If you have such a spring strap, I want to but it. Email me for
more details. If you have a complete set - maybe we can work something out.



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