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Posted by Walt on October 27, 2005 at 20:57:50:

In Reply to: Suggestion: Rent them posted by Walt on October 27, 2005 at 20:40:13:

Kio - may want to re-think the weight. That's a lot of lead even for a thick suit or Farmer John. Definitely think about renting the weight if you want to start off heavy (and take 4 or 3 pounders so you can fine tune your weighting by adding, removing). When I freeedive I use 8# (single 7mm XXL suit, hood) - its just enough to get below the surface and your suit compresses as you descend, losing buoyancy. Too much lead and you may have trouble ascending. You want to be a little positive on the surface so you don't have to work at just staying afloat - more relaxing.

Also, if you find the weight is too much or you run into ANY problem, drop the belt. Its not worth your life. Never forget that, make it your mantra.

Next May join up for a 3-R's dive (LA County) and you'll learn and practice different dive techniques (pike, kelp, tuck) and can practice with different amounts of weight. Classes are over for 2005. Cost is just $5.

Good luck!

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