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Benjamin Franz accident

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Mar 11, 2002
Hello there!

During Benjamin Franz's freediving training for settling new WR, he's been injuried badly (see link on http://www.unterwasserwelt.de/html/benjamin_franz_schlaganfall.html and, if you have trouble with German language, translate over http://babelfish.altavista.com/ ). Is there anyone who has the idea what happened to him? It looks that he has bent or something like that. Is it possible that at this "no limit " technique where the speed of descend and ascend is very high (I belive 1 to 2 m/s) and there is a few dives in a series, can cause an injury with the sympthoms like at DCS? Eric, what is your experience at such diving? Does anyone have the information what is the real speed of descent and ascent at no limit diving?

Regards to all of you!