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Kidder
09-27-2007, 20:49
Hi there,
Found this article, http://www.timedfinals.com/27092007/navy-seals-revealing-new-swim-technology-thats-fast/

Aparantly the navy seals have come up with a fin that makes you kick more like a dolfin and supposed to be 150% faster than normal fins.

Kidder
09-27-2007, 20:51
Here's another article this ones a little better
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4223354.html

mm_dm
09-27-2007, 21:08
Interesting, I wonder what gear they've tested it with so far and under what conditions. I would love to read more..

Also, can I salvage one of the rebreathers they abandon?

Kidder
09-27-2007, 21:09
Interesting, I wonder what gear they've tested it with so far and under what conditions. I would love to read more..

Also, can I salvage one of the rebreathers they abandon?

I'll see if I can dig any more info. I here you on the rebreather.

skdvr
09-27-2007, 21:58
I have seen a video of someone using this and I do not think that it was a Navy Seal but I cannot find it right now. If I can find it I will post a link.

Phil

skdvr
09-27-2007, 22:06
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXdUtE46NJM

There are a few more links that look like the same thing.

Phil

FishFood
09-27-2007, 22:09
That looks pretty cool.

Seems like it would be hard to steer though. Also looks like it may be a good DIY project....

Kidder
09-28-2007, 07:16
Yeah DIY project. I bet if you got one together and it worked, it would be pretty darn fun. That is if it goes as fast as they say it goes.

wxboy911
09-28-2007, 10:54
It looks interesting...how do you swim backwards? Tight turns? I guess its better in the open water rather than tight places.

Charles R
09-28-2007, 10:59
Looks fun for open water going fast perfect for what the seals need them for

WV Diver
09-28-2007, 11:20
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXdUtE46NJM

There are a few more links that look like the same thing.

Phil

Looks like it would be good for the abs. Wish they showed a clip with a scuba diver.

comet24
09-28-2007, 12:14
Looks great for swimming distances but not sure how it would work around reefs and definitely not on a wreck as that long wing would get caught on something.

If this is indeed something the Navy is looking at I bet there swimmer will also carrier regular fins for when the reach there target.

Kidder
09-29-2007, 00:10
This thing is deffinitely a device to cover ground (water) quickly. No time to stop to smell the roses or be in tight places. Still looks like fun though, if it works like they say it does.

paintsnow
09-29-2007, 01:38
i saw this product a few weeks ago, and i think it was being marketed by a separate company who also claimed to have created it.
soooo
not quite sure where the truth is here

skdvr
09-29-2007, 01:41
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXdUtE46NJM

There are a few more links that look like the same thing.

Phil

Looks like it would be good for the abs. Wish they showed a clip with a scuba diver.

I was thinking the same thing...

Phil

danielh03
09-29-2007, 02:57
For some reason, I just cant see myself using something like that... I am to afraid my first stage will knock my out on the first kick!

FishFood
09-29-2007, 17:56
I don't get why a propulsion vehicle isnt just used... Save the workout for the gym.

Kidder
09-29-2007, 18:18
my guess is that this thing is quieter than propulson.
besides it doesn't run out of power

WaScubaDude
09-29-2007, 19:02
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXdUtE46NJM

There are a few more links that look like the same thing.

Phil

Looks like it would be good for the abs. Wish they showed a clip with a scuba diver.

I was thinking the same thing...

Phil

looks like you would wack your pp :)

Kidder
09-29-2007, 20:25
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXdUtE46NJM

There are a few more links that look like the same thing.

Phil

Looks like it would be good for the abs. Wish they showed a clip with a scuba diver.

I was thinking the same thing...

Phil

looks like you would wack your pp :)

If it did that would be a major draw back to the system.:smiley11:

meesier42
09-30-2007, 19:41
I wonder how manueverable they are, looks like they have some great straight line speed, but can they do much else??

Kidder
09-30-2007, 21:19
I wonder how manueverable they are, looks like they have some great straight line speed, but can they do much else??

I bet it would much wider turns than normal. (Normal being with regular fins) For starter you would have a wing span. I bet its just like flying under water.

scuba cat
09-30-2007, 21:35
Doesn't look easy to use. And what are the chances of sharks mistaking you for prey?

Theepdinker
09-30-2007, 22:03
Not much use in a kelp forest I bet.

Theep

CrzyJay456
09-30-2007, 22:27
Here's another article this ones a little better
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4223354.html

looks like an airplane.
loved how the top of the article starts "Humans are terrible swimmers"

Tableleg
10-01-2007, 14:44
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm This looks like an add from the 50's. If that's the case and this is an existing technology, then why is DARPA spending bunches of money re-inventing the wheel? :smiley25:

fire diver
10-01-2007, 16:15
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm This looks like an add from the 50's. If that's the case and this is an existing technology, then why is DARPA spending bunches of money re-inventing the wheel? :smiley25:

It most certianly is an old ad! Look at the diver's setup. Old-school metal reg, single-hose setup, metal, oval yoke knob on the first stage, hard pack with a metal band. And that bathing suit! :smiley5:

I would say it was the sixties at the latest.

FD

Aussie
10-01-2007, 17:28
You could strap two big Gavin scooters to the wings or maybe 4. Like a B52 underwater. That will make you go faster. Turning? who nees to turn when you have thrust?

I might wait until Oxy-gum comes out in production. I am sure the SEALS have that hidden away in their back pockets.

Aussie

Kidder
10-01-2007, 19:34
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm This looks like an add from the 50's. If that's the case and this is an existing technology, then why is DARPA spending bunches of money re-inventing the wheel? :smiley25:

Definitely the fifties look at the swim suits.

datamunk
10-03-2007, 17:44
hmm i read it over sitll cant understand how it works.. i can see a lot of SEALs potentially getting in a bad situation since they are strapped onto this device they cant move around veyr agile in

danielh03
10-13-2007, 04:58
spent to much on fins to swim like that... besides, what are you going to do in rough water and your waiting to get on the boat?

Flatliner
10-13-2007, 07:29
http://www.innerspacethrusters.com/Aqueon.htm This looks like an add from the 50's. If that's the case and this is an existing technology, then why is DARPA spending bunches of money re-inventing the wheel? :smiley25:

PLEASE tell me that is tongue in cheek!

RoadRacer1978
10-13-2007, 08:14
Well, if they say the SEALs need it, then so be it, but doesn't look like something I'll be using anytime soon. To big and bulky. Also looks more like work than fun.

mrbheagney
09-04-2008, 04:04
Fun getting up the dive ladder for sure!

GIFFMANN
09-04-2008, 07:49
I suppose if they try it and it helps accomplish their mission, then they'll use it. Course, SEALs don't always use what folks buy for them.

trekkindave
09-04-2008, 23:58
This thing looks like a piece of garbage... i really hope the seals never have to use that thing... they would be the laughing stock of the special forces

Warren
09-05-2008, 10:48
They need to stick with electric scooters...

That thing is bulky and strange. :smiley36:

Jipps
09-09-2008, 09:30
looks pretty cool but dont think id set foot on a dive boat with one..maybe a private boat, lol.

mitsuguy
09-10-2008, 20:01
This thing looks like a piece of garbage... i really hope the seals never have to use that thing... they would be the laughing stock of the special forces

Reminds me of the movies where the dork has some geeky way of doing something and ends up being way better than everyone else trying the same thing and completely embarrassing the person that was poking fun first...

If the testing holds up and you can swim 150% faster, and be less tired, then I don't see why they wouldn't want to do it... I am sure there are times when scooters aren't practical due to whatever, so... why not...

fire diver
09-11-2008, 16:43
has everyone lost sight of the fact that this from the 1940's or 50's? If it was so great, it would still be around today.

JCAT
09-11-2008, 18:00
There was a discussion on the other board some time ago with detailed knowledge and history. Very few were made and no, I don't think the Seals, SF, or OGAs use it.

If memory serves, this thing was marketed in the 70s and never met success.