Trade Show,DEMA,Boot Show, Germany


At the start of every trade show we attended, an engineer or more would show up at our booth to interrogate me on design, process, and validation. I am no match for educated masters, especially when their goal was to show me how smart they are.  My approach is through visualization; I am and think …

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Dick Anderson Effect

Dick Anderson was instrumental in the development of Force Fin. Exactly how that happened is a story in itself. No one could ever yarn a story with as much verve as Dick Anderson could, except maybe Mark Twain or Will Rogers, but I will give it a try. 1969 was a particularly tumultuous year. I …

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Aqua Corps Cover Story

What a story by Chris Kostman.. Susanne and I had just received a US Navy Swim Fin test under the Freedom of Information act.  As you will learn reading this story so much more. Last issue of Aqua Corps. A spell binding story

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Bob Kirby Scallops Away

When Skip Dunham asked if I could make a Force Fin with more surface area, for him to power against when underwater hunting, I jumped at the opportunity to be of service. Skip was running Kirby-Morgan systems at the time and was one of my most special fans of the Original Force Fin. Here at …

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Mr. Giggles Opens Book

I am standing in a three-piece suit in the Force Fin products booth at Ken Loyst’s San Diego SCUBA Show, around 1993.  Someone in a big black raincoat was next to me, giggling under his breath.  He says, “I was told there was a reason for me to be here.” He moves a little too …

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Force Fins Editor’s Pick as Best Accessory in Fish Alaska Magazine

Best Watercraft & Accessories for Alaska 2018 Each year Fish Alaska’s Editors seek to test some of the best new plus tried-and-true watercraft and accessories for Alaska fishing. From pulling your anchor more efficiently to more conservation-minded fishing nets, check out these recommended watercraft and accessories for Alaska fishing to make your time on the water…better. Innovation and …

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