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Who will win the mens Constant Weight competition?

Discussion in 'Sony FreeDiver Open Classic 2003' started by Stephan Whelan, May 1, 2003.


Who will win the Mens Constant Weight Competition in Cyprus?

  1. Carlos Coste

    12 vote(s)
  2. Guillaume Nery

    2 vote(s)
  3. Herbert Nitsch

    18 vote(s)
  4. Pierre Frolla

    0 vote(s)
  5. Martin Stepanek

    22 vote(s)
  6. Ronald Laurens

    0 vote(s)
  7. Stephane Mifsud

    0 vote(s)
  8. Bill Stromberg

    4 vote(s)
  9. Fred Buyle

    0 vote(s)
  10. Lee Donnelly

    3 vote(s)
  11. Jonas Lauden

    1 vote(s)
  12. Mathias Launer

    0 vote(s)
  13. Kazuaki Ichikawa

    0 vote(s)
  14. Kirk Krack

    3 vote(s)
  15. Unknown or Outsider [Place your choice in a post below]

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Stephan Whelan

    Stephan Whelan Papa Smurf Staff Member Admin

    In the latest article by Pete Scott and Eric Fattah, in our lead-up coverage to the Sony FreeDiver Open Classic competition, we provide a list of the contenders for the men's competition in Cyprus.

    However, not statisfied with our authors predictions we want to hear your votes for the person you think will win the Mens Constant Weight competition.

    Vote above and then continue to watch our coverage to see if your prediction is correct!
    Last edited: May 1, 2003
  2. loopy

    loopy Deeper Blue Hypoxyphiliac

    I vote Martin :)

    Let me see if I'm getting this right... if he floods his sinuses for a wet eq and sets a new wr, it's still classed as a record, he just doesn't get full points? I think he'd rate a record over winning a comp...
  3. efattah

    efattah Well-Known Member

    Correct. If Martin decides to use water to equalize and sets a record, Sebastien Nagel has said that in 'all likelihood' it will count as a WR, even though there will be a 10 point penalty. Kind of strange rules.

    Eric Fattah
    BC, Canada
  4. Maguelito

    Maguelito New Member

    What about Carlos Coste?

    Remeber Carlos Coste (from Venezuela) has the current World Record in Constant Weigh (-90 mts).


    Visits Carlos´s Official Web Site at
  5. immerlustig

    immerlustig BlueSkunk

    ...and i watched herbert nitsch doing +- 85 m dives during a training week here in dahab, and the guy didn't really sweat.

    whoever is going to win will definitely deserve it.


  6. matthieu

    matthieu Monofin Addict

    I woul say Martin S because i am in a finswimming club and I know that perfect swimming style save energy (O2).
    I am sure that if some world class monofinswimmers turn to freediving they would soon kick ass :D
  7. derelictp

    derelictp Freediver

    I believe in Herbert but if Martin has switched to mono it will be even more interesting.

    Does anyone knows if Martin use a mono now?
  8. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    I would like to see Martin win, because I have met him and spent a little time in the water with him, but I think that Carlos will be the guy. Good luck to all,
    Erik Y.
  9. ivan

    ivan looking for deeper water


    I woulda thought Carlos and Herbet will for sure be number 1 and 2 for sure but I guess Martin did 70m in those crappy little fins ?? :cool:

  10. ivan

    ivan looking for deeper water


    Then again if Seb Murat was there he would probably smoke em all with 100m+ :D :D :D

  11. Mad Max

    Mad Max New Member

    I think Herert is going to make it. He is in very good shape now.
    Something around 200+, he is not coming up until he crosses the line.
  12. Walrus

    Walrus Oz freediver

    If Martin is going first doesn't that mean he has posted the deepest depth ?
    ie if he makes the dive he has the world record. Hope so, Go Martin ! :D

    Ivan, Seb is an amazing diver but you can't compare what someone does training in ideal conditions, versus competition. 2 very different things. Not saying that he wouldn't have had a good chance of winning, but doubt if he could match his 100m+ training dives. He was doing them in really warm water without wetsuit, liquid goggles etc. All of which can't be used in comp.

    I still think Herb's 86m record is the most impressive. Done under the pressure of competition, wearing a normal mask. That takes perfect focus.

  13. 3.14

    3.14 Active Member

    Where can I find the list of subscribed depths? I cannot find it here nor on the official web site.

  14. Alun

    Alun Well-Known Member

    breaking news!

    sorry if i'm ruining someone's exclusive, but i have been reliably informed that...
    Herbert and Martin are both going for PBs....93m
    Carlos and Guillaume are both going for 85m.
    Herbert and Martin are diving early on thursday morning. dont know about Carlos and Guillaume

    that's all i know just now.

    ....oh, and Herbert apparently did something like a 8.27 static a few days ago. static record is bound to be broken.
    Last edited: May 27, 2003
  15. tecdave

    tecdave Supporter Supporter

    Wow! 93m

    Where do you get this stuff from Alun?!?!:confused:

    Where are the results!!!

    I need to know NOW!!
  16. Alun

    Alun Well-Known Member

    i can't find anything on the net either. hoped that something would be posted to freediver, but nothing since the last time i looked.
    i have my sources!!... sent via text from Emma this morning - so early, the phone woke me up!
  17. ivan

    ivan looking for deeper water


    Wow Herbet did a 8:27 static I still hope that Karl Pernett wins and he has my vote but that is incredible, by the sounds of things Herbet is going to take the overall title.

    I hear you Wal and Im sure that the comp dives are much harder but Im just going by what all of them have done in training, and by training results Seb is way ahead. That sucks about that fluid google rule though eh :naughty

  18. ivan

    ivan looking for deeper water


    I just had a thought that if both Martin and Herbet do their dives successfully who gets the Wr both will have a joint record or something, sounds a bit weird.

  19. loopy

    loopy Deeper Blue Hypoxyphiliac

    I was talking to Wal about this at the pool tonight

    (Good to see you back by the way Andy :))

    Wal said whoever does the attempt first will get the record - the other person will just equal it. But how do they decide who gets to dive first? Flip a coin? It'd prolly be the first WR that was ever decided by a toss of a coin... (though they still have to make a successful dive)
  20. Stephan Whelan

    Stephan Whelan Papa Smurf Staff Member Admin

    The top times for the next few days went up last night. Unfortunately there an NO media briefings so getting copies of these things to upload is nigh on impossible. Emma's information is correct though...Thursday is the big day for Herbert and Martin. Guillaume and Carlos are going out on Wednesday.

    I'm in the process of writing up todays key points and will publish later on. My photographer will be uploading photos later tonight from today.

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