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namabiru
08-28-2007, 11:01
I've been trying to figure out how to do a good frog kick. I've observed, and seen that it's a kick where you bend your knees so your fins/feet are above you. Then you just, well, kick.

But here's the thing. When I try to bend my knees up, it seems that I'm pitching down . Which makes sense, as my center of gravity is changing as well as my weight alignment. So if I stay that way, I almost end up wanting to pitch into the bottom of the sea head-first.

What is the secret to maintaining one's horizontal position while trying to frog kick? I'd like to learn.

in_cavediver
08-28-2007, 11:54
I've been trying to figure out how to do a good frog kick. I've observed, and seen that it's a kick where you bend your knees so your fins/feet are above you. Then you just, well, kick.

But here's the thing. When I try to bend my knees up, it seems that I'm pitching down . Which makes sense, as my center of gravity is changing as well as my weight alignment. So if I stay that way, I almost end up wanting to pitch into the bottom of the sea head-first.

What is the secret to maintaining one's horizontal position while trying to frog kick? I'd like to learn.

This is a case of a mentor being able to show you in 5 minutes something that may be impossible to describe in text. There might also be some good video's on youtube or you could always get a DIR/5thD video on fundies/kicks.

That said, I'll try the text option. First, are you working on the frog kick or the modified frog?

The standard frog kick (at least by me), starts with straight legs extended, then a smooth up and sweeping motion ending up with the legs extended fully.

The modified frog is similar but your knees are bent and the range of the 'sweep' is reduced. This is less powerful frog kick but works very well in smaller/siltier places.

thor
08-28-2007, 11:59
This is a tricky kick (say that ten times fast). There is more rotation of the ankle and knees with the frog kick. You should be positioned similarly to a skydiver when you are doing this kick, with knees bent.

cgvmer
08-28-2007, 12:13
Is this the same kick as the breast stroke kick?

thor
08-28-2007, 12:18
Similar, but your knees are bent, so that your feet/fins are above you, so as not to disturb the bottom.

The site is in Dutch, but the pictures are good
http://www.frogkick.nl/index.htm?http://www.frogkick.nl/technieken_frogkick.htm

greyzen
08-28-2007, 12:24
So the momentum is built from the top of the fin (if you were standing) as opposed to the bottom of the fin when you push out to straighten your leg?

IE: If you were standing up, it would be similar to a squat

tnfireman
08-28-2007, 15:43
http://www.frogkick.dk/multimedia/video/frogkick/
Here's some good vids.