08-26-2011, 11:59 AM
Re: to use studs or not
I should say right off that I was a climber for many years, so may have atypical balance skills.
But, I fall about once a week (on shore and in the water too). It's s-l-i-p-p-e-r-y out there.
Over time I've identified areas falls are likely, and have also turned falls into an artform. Go with it, fighting a fall usually makes it worse. I sit down.....
Rubber lasts much longer than felt, and is good on (comeonavs take) transition areas and trail. Felt is great for slime. I suggest felt if you won't be traveling out of your area waters.
I want studs in the water, with either felt or rubber souls......but skidding on rocks is a real possibility.
As far as a "sonic profile", you betya the can fish tell you are coming.
Take little breaks when walking. 2-3 steps and stand for a while.
I watch while I'm waiting..