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Weights for Dynamic with Monofin

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Aug 27, 2002
O.K. It is obvious that neutral buoyancy is one of the most important things for Dynamic Apnoe. Even with no suit you may need 1-3 kg (E.Fattah).
I'm using a monofin and thus there appeared a problem where to place those needed weights. It seems that the only place not effecting an undulation is a neck (or arms).
Even though I've heard of those 'neck weights' used for Constant Ballast, I can't imagine using them beeing horizontal in pool. That would deffinitely influence body's center of gravity.

Has anybody of you some advices to this topic?

Where can I buy those neck weights? Couldn't find them in Deeperblue Shop.

We use a locally made set of ankle weights that drysuit divers use on their feet. They have small, rectangular .5 lb weights covered in rubber. Put some or all of the weights on one "belt" that fits around your neck.
You could also do some alterations on any sort of ankle weight available.
By the way, I wore a 4 lb neck weight and a 10 lb belt on my waist to do my best dynamics, with a monofin and hands by my side, at a depth of approximately 1 metre. A deeper pool would require less weight, but with full packing this is a neutrally bouyant weight for me.......kick and glid, kick and glide :)
Check the online stores for ankle weights; you should be able to find something.
Erik Y.
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