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Today we had a freediving session in the Tongelreep in Eindhoven again, where Kostas,Jorg and me were present. Jorg did his static at depth schedule followed by some test with DNF and DYN. Jorg is also into trying the kick-glide technique with the bi-fins, but until now he says that the normal bi-fins stroke seems to keep him more balanced and not all that bored waiting to make a new kick while gliding ;).
His static at depth now has an end time of 1 minute 40 seconds, which makes me very keen on seeing Jorg do more schedules again. Hes really putting in the effort and it seems that he’s regaining confidence.
After Jorg’s schedule, Kostas and I were up next to the static at depth challenge. As this is a first timer for Kostas and it’s been a while for me, we set out to do a schedule from 1 minute, 1 minute 10 seconds, 1 minute 20 seconds and a max of 2 minutes to see how that felt. For both me and Kostas it was a nice experience where we were quite relaxed. For myself I can conclude that I was already very cold before even starting the schedule, but I think Jorg and Kostas agree that the water today was slightly colder than usual.
After the static’s Jorg spotted a DNF for me and he noted that my scissor-like movement seems to have disappeared over time. This makes me very happy and now I know the extra training I put into this, has paid off. Kostas did 2 DYN runs after that and still needs to figure a proper speed and fin setup to get the most efficiency from the fins.
I compiled a short movie clip from our freediving training session, check it out: