having trouble with the flop

G'day to everbody

i just got a cressi mohawk.didnt notice yesterday when having a short dive but the flopper only freely opens so that the tip of the flopper is about 15mm off the shaft.after that you have to push it open,then it will stay open.is this normal becasuse a can see a reason for it but not sure if thats how its supposed to bee,its not ben,and i have tried oiling it.



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had to read that twice

Sun, 2012-10-07 13:49

at first glance, was going to suggest getting circumcised ...had better leave this one to the spearo boys, I'm sure they'll know what your talking about...


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 Hahahahahaha what a reply! 

Sun, 2012-10-07 14:22

 Hahahahahaha what a reply! 

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The flopper body is bent. You

Sun, 2012-10-07 14:21

The flopper body is bent. You need to tweak it so that it flips out on its own.


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Absolutely normal...

Sun, 2012-10-07 17:58

…the reason being that it will go through the fish, then when it pulls back, it opens up and stays open so the flopper doesn't close and slip through the hole in the fish.


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They should flip out and stay

Sun, 2012-10-07 18:18

They should flip out and stay out though.



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Sun, 2012-10-07 18:49

Just slip it a bit of viagra, guaranteed to stop the flops.

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 Thats normal, that way it

Thu, 2012-10-18 23:07

 Thats normal, that way it opens super easy but once its open it stays open so if you allow slack the flopper wont close and you lose your fish. It should open a bit more than 15mm though, till might be right with the tweaking