Horizontal, not vertical

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on June 28, 2005 at 21:17:48:

In Reply to: Re: "...I have to get my feet down and get verticle before I begin an ascent..." posted by FARMHAND on June 28, 2005 at 20:35:18:

If you are horizontal, there's lots of resistance to changes in
depth because you have a larger cross-section. And with a wrist
dump, I can control my ascent rate by how high I hold the left
wrist. Changes of an inch or so relative to my body make a
difference. It's like an OLD analog TV with a fine tune on the
channel. And you can use both hands to hang onto something. When
I got a drysuit, I was amazed at how easy it was to come up
REALLY slow.

There's also a body of opinion (with which I neither agree nor
disagree because I don't do dive profiles where it's important)
that says that you are less likely to get bent in a horizontal


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