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trouble with dynamic turns.

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Skindiver

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The turn at the shallow end is ok, if a bit ponderous. But the deep end is the problem .

I keep hitting my head on the bath taps...
Any one with similar problems or some advice ?

Skin. ;)
 

Ben Gowland

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Yes - a common problem.

You should try and grap the plug and turn on that whilst pulling youself away from the taps. Be careful not to pull too hard or you may empty the pool.

Aletrnatively, cover the ends of the taps with rubber ducks for protection. I appreciate this is symptom, not cause but it may help.
 

Skindiver

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rubber ducky

I was going to get onto this one shortly.

They watch me.
They just float there and watch me.
First with one eye and then as they turn with the other.
I feel they may be plotting something... could i be paranoid ?
Has anyone ever had a bad experience with them ? Does their behavior change when they are in a pack ?

Can i do long statics safely when they are around ? They always seem to be closer when i surface...

skin
 

fjohnson

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Rubber duckies

I thought they were harmless enough until one time I came up from underneath and grabbed onto ones legs. Fortunately I was only halfway between the deep and shallow ends and was able to slide over a wall before all ^*## broke loose! I don't trust 'em anymore for nothin! Especially in packs. I wait now until they drift over to the deep end before venturing in. They seem to hug the deep end.

Fred
 

Adrian

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rubber duckies here I come!!!

My technique is to turn on the tap - that distracts them, keeps them looking up at the waterfall while you dive under them without their noticing. Make sure you blacken the underside of the taps just incase they spot your reflection off the chrome.

Maybe the Deepest Bear would have any comments?

Adrian
 

Erik

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I tried doing a flip-turn, but my feet always got hooked on the tap....I use a monofin. If you're a BI-GUY then you should be ok ;)
Cheers,
Erik Y.
 
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