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Aug 30, 2001
Is there any 'best way' to equalize pressure in ears when going deep down? What methods are you people using?
I found swallowing easy way to do this, but I think I waste too much air with this method. Any better ideas?:confused:

Thanks for this. Frenzel technique seems to be very good, and also quite hard to learn. At least for me ;) But maybe practise makes perfect.
Frenzel in action

OK, this seems to almost work now. Equalizing goes fine allways when I'm 'head-up', in water or surface. But when descending, I can't equalize with frenzel technique, air just don't flow to eustachian tubes & ears.
Do you think this is just need of practise or is there some clearly failing part, soft palate or epiglottis?

Any tips wellcome.
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