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jome said:Leovinci: Seems like a nice guy, but determined as hell...
What is the limit of your equalization technique?
There is no limit to this technique. People have to understand one thing, understanding and mastering the “air cavity flooding” (ACF) will soon help to boost all the depth categories, as I am convinced, we are there still far from our physiological limits. As for the No Limit category, which is not or should not be considered as a sport category, I have just added my contribution to it. Soon we will face other problems but as History repeat itself, we will solve them. Nothing is impossible...Accept No Limits!
But it is important to understand that the ACF allowed me to drop down without bursting my eardrums, but this technique did not help me to reach these incredible depths, nor to come back from it alive. My mental strength and my specific training preparation did. If you don't keep that in my mind, I'm afraid the Blue will once again keep one of us in the future.
Oligo said:I wonder how much of the mental peace, quiet and losing your sensory input that all of the really deep divers always talk about is just due to being narked out of your mind?
Being wasted is the best catalyst for religious feelings.
I don’t think he did 1 & 2, because he said his technique allowed him to descend faster than anyone had ever done on a sled before. “2 m/s speed of descent”. Also Patrick was already known as superb athlete who’s only limit was his difficulty in equalization. It was for this reason he trained with Pipen to learn wet equalization and Pipen last revisions of wet equalization were to fill his middle ears ahead of his dive by making shallow warm-up dives before hand.
I just don’t think the Patrick fooled around with air equalization techniques with the rate of speed he descended from the get go when quick equalization is the most important.
In my opinion the question is not if he used water to equalize his middle ears, but how much else? The statement on his site, “His equalization technique allow him to drop fast without stressing his thoracic cage” is intriguing! The epiglottis is above the thoracic cage. How could someone allow water into thorax and keep it from going all the way down into the lungs?