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Help me, I'm lost!

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I'm new to both this site and the sport, and being that Missouri has few good places to dive that are within my reach... I'm afraid to say I'm in over my head (no pun intended). Any tips that you could give me... well I'd be thankful to say the least. St. Louis doesn't seem to have any organized free diving groups that I can find, so I've been on my own up until now, and reaching 2 minutes is still a struggle... so please help me figure out what I'm doind wrong!
 

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Originally posted by woodelfkeeper
I'm afraid to say I'm in over my head so I've been on my own up until now, ... so please help me figure out what I'm doind wrong!


Hi wood!

You're doing the right thing in asking for help, and going about it the wrong way, that is, by yourself. Grab the phone book, look up the diving shops in your nearest locale and ask them for the number of the local club. There will be at least a couple. There are clubs in Utah ferchrisakes! :duh

Hook up with the locals and start picking their brains, going to the events and have fun. With partners of at least your skill level and some relastic goals, you'll be stylin soon.

Then the work starts.


sven
 

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There are a lot of things you can learn, before the techniques I would recommend the basic in Physiology so you get a clue of what you are doing. Remember like scuba freediving is a dangerous sport and at the same time the most amazing experience (as far as I am concerned) Here is a headstart on physiology and physics: http://library.thinkquest.org/28170/45.html#top
There you will find the basics you need to know about yourself, your body and most of all the body of water that surrounds you (the good ole mama Gaya :).
Then well try to buddy up with more experienced freediver when you go on vacation for exemple... (there are still cheaptickets to Florida sometimes!!)
But most of all don't push it especially if you are not sure of what you are doing ...;) and stay away from weight belt untill you get confortable enough...
Take care,

niko
 

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Thanks, guys. I feel like I at least have a fair start now, so I guess I'll have to see what happens! Although I know that classes here are out of my range, I think I've found some people who know what they are doing and can help me get started... I'll keep you posted!:)
 

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Woodelfkeeper, go to the "Static Challenge" thread in "Training", post your numbers, and ask questions....there will be lots of talk about breathe-up techniques there!
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 
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