Why yes that is me… can you believe I had that much hair?!?

I was planning on not swimming today to rest my shoulder, but I decided to go to the pool anyways… I’m antsy. Anyways my focus was supposed to be kicking and I brought my super huge monofin with me to over compensate for my angry shoulder.

After a short warm up and some more time attempting to learn to snorkel correctly I strapped on my monofin. 3 kicks off the wall my left foot came out of the pocket. I thought it had just slipped. I got it back on and few kicks later both feet had busted through the rubber portion of the foot pockets. You can see the damage below…


boom! goodbye old friend

Admittedly I wasn’t excited about this, but in all reality this thing is like 12 years old and I haven’t gotten it wet in years. I mean it’s so old the blue rubber portion turned green! The upside is I kinda wanted a new one and now I don’t have to feel guilty about buying one :)

So here’s the big question for any of you that are into the whole monofin thing… which one do I get? The big trainer or the shooter? My underwater dolphin kicking is already pretty good but I want it to get even better. Thoughts?

5 Responses to “RIP My Huge Monofin 1997-2009”

  1. Ahelee says:

    You had better talk to The Fortress…
    She is the master masters swimmer of the monofin!

  2. Rob D says:

    Thanks for the referral… I've contacted the Fortress and she votes shooter.

  3. Robin says:

    OMG I remember that shirt! Takes me back. Of course, I remember the hair too. Geesh. When did we get old?

  4. Ryan says:

    Dude, get the smaller monofin – the speed is where it's at!

  5. Rob D says:

    After talking to a few different people that's what I ended up ordering. I got my new shooter style monofin today and I'm hoping to go try it out tonight!