Hinged Fins Strapped to Legs Aid in Treading Water (Jan, 1932)

Hinged Fins Strapped to Legs Aid in Treading Water

ABOUT the strangest thing yet in the way of contraptions for walking on water recently appeared in Catalina Island, California. Consisting of a set of three flipper-like discs attached to the lower leg, the device gets its water treading power from the mechanical arrangement whereby the flippers spread out on the down stroke to catch hold of the water, and fold up out of the way as the leg comes upward. The results of the test, conducted by Albert E. Arnold, noted swimming coach, is indicated in his remark, “I’ll still use boats for a while.”

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