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JohnAndrew 12-07-2017 03:15 PM

Ankle Weights
 
Just switched over today (brrr its cold outside) to my 5mm. I freedive/spearfish frequently in shallow water (10'-30') so I'm pretty buoyant, even heavily weighted.
And my feet/ankles are killing me. They keep floating upward while I'm laying on the bottom.
Any recommendations on decent ankle weights.
I can't wait for summer!
:toast:

billder99 12-30-2017 01:13 PM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
When I used to wear 5mil, I always put 2.5# or 1k on each ankle... kept my fins down well.

MAKO Spearguns 12-30-2017 03:26 PM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
https://www.makospearguns.com/Lower-...hts-p/mllw.htm


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JohnAndrew 01-11-2018 06:02 PM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
I appreciate the thought. I briefly had these in the past. Only dove with them twice when one of the weights fell out. I called to see if I could purchase a replacement weight and was told I couldn't.

MAKO Spearguns 01-12-2018 12:27 AM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
Hey John,

Thanks for the information. I don't know who it was at my showroom that you spoke to, but you certainly can get a replacement for just one.
I have plenty of them in stock.

Please call me tomorrow and I would be happy to send to you a pair of them, free of charge.

By the way, how did they work for you? I can't dive without them, even in warm water. Before I made the prototypes, I tried the ankle weights,
but they were much too clumsy. Because mine are so streamlined, there is basically zero drag.
And, since the are positioned a bit higher up on your lower leg, you don't even know they are there.

Thanks again, John, for bringing this to my attention.

Please call me tomorrow and I will take care of you. If I am not in, just leave your number and I will call you back.

Oh yeah..One more thing, guys.. I also sell single fin replacements in case you drop a fin overboard, you don't have to buy two.

Thanks guys,
dive safe,
dano

virgili 01-12-2018 08:17 AM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
used for a long time in Med Sea countries
max 1lb per ankle...

JohnAndrew 01-13-2018 05:33 PM

Re: Ankle Weights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MAKO Spearguns (Post 2159552)
Hey John,

Thanks for the information. I don't know who it was at my showroom that you spoke to, but you certainly can get a replacement for just one.
I have plenty of them in stock.

Please call me tomorrow and I would be happy to send to you a pair of them, free of charge.

By the way, how did they work for you? I can't dive without them, even in warm water. Before I made the prototypes, I tried the ankle weights,
but they were much too clumsy. Because mine are so streamlined, there is basically zero drag.
And, since the are positioned a bit higher up on your lower leg, you don't even know they are there.

Thanks again, John, for bringing this to my attention.

Please call me tomorrow and I will take care of you. If I am not in, just leave your number and I will call you back.

Oh yeah..One more thing, guys.. I also sell single fin replacements in case you drop a fin overboard, you don't have to buy two.

Thanks guys,
dive safe,
dano

Dano,
Thanks, I appreciate it.
I used them, this time of the year, with my 5mm opencell and found them to be quite helpful.
I look forward to using them again. I'll be in contact early next week.
:toast:


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