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Any news on Annabel's No fins record attempt

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Jan 21, 2004
I think the attempt was scheduled for 23rd or 24th, has anyone heard how it went?


Records, records everywhere!!

Wish I could talk the lingo, but Anabel broke the record she was shooting for... something about doing a Kermit impression?... on her first dive, but had a bit of trouble getting the tag to cooperate on the second dive so had to settle with simply breaking the record and not completely shattering the heck out of it.

Meanwhile, my Daddy (Bill, The Old Guy From Kona) shattered his US record for static apnea by almost half a minute (hey, I remembered the term for THAT one) and set the US record for doing something without his fins on. Then just for the heck of it he broke an "old man's" record too... but he doesn't like to talk about THOSE. Just can't get him to admit he's a "senior". 167 feet into the water sounded pretty darned impressive to me!

--His very proud daughter:wave
Ah yes, the mother-daughter phone call last night. What my family lacks in terminology, they make up for with enthusiasm. Maybe I can find that story about my daughter, the orange bikini and the bike race somewhere.

Let me add the other successes. Leo set the US record for CWNF, but it only lasted for 24 hours when Kevin went to 46 meters. All subject to ratification, of course.
Hi Jim
I did a 48 meter CB on Sat.
age and depth

Hey Bill

Why did you stop at 50 in FIM

When I saw you dive a couple of weeks ago I think you had some more in you.

Didnt you fin yourself down to 55 just to put a mark on the rope for Stigs trainig?


PS. And yes being put in senior class is insulting. Maybe after 80 we should be considered to old for freediving. ;-)
>Why did you stop at 50 in FIM

I hit the bottom plate.

Hi Sebastion

The challenge was set up for Annabel's world record and it looked like I'd have a depth limit of 60, but in the final days we switched to a bottom camera and had a wind shift. They gave me as much rope as they could. Probably just as well, if allowed, I'd take a shot at Bel's 71 meter mark.

Putting me in the senior class is only a sign of respect, as long as they don't stop me from competing in open, too.
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