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Forum: Freestyle 09-06-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Any better?

Many thanks to all for your helpful advice.

I've been thinking about your comments and tried to be more conscious of the areas you highlighted. Here is the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks Dave. I'm not absolutely clear what this...

Thanks Dave. I'm not absolutely clear what this means...can you please explain a bit further?

I'm convinced that one should be relaxed. I'm also convinced that sense of balance is indispensable. I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Many thanks for the comment Doug. Damn....

Many thanks for the comment Doug.




Damn. Really? I thought that my kick fires when I begin the catch on the same side. I mean that as I catch on the left, the left foot fires. At the same time,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Many thanks for the comments Dave. This is very...

Many thanks for the comments Dave. This is very much appreciated!

1. Over-rotation on breathing stroke:

Yes, it looks hideous and I must be wasting a load of energy. I have a few thoughts about...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks, you are also to be commended for posting...

Thanks, you are also to be commended for posting :)
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,018
Posted By hydrophobe
I'm new to swimming too. I started 3 months...

I'm new to swimming too. I started 3 months before you :) I empathise entirely with your frustration. Also, I hope that TI people will forgive me for saying that kicking doesn't seem to be very well...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 7,505
Posted By hydrophobe
Can the camera lie? I dearly hope so.

I finally got round to taking the very uncomfortable step of filming myself. I captured the following horrific scenes.

Besides my being fat, can anyone please let me know where else I’m going...
Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Hello all, I just wanted to close this topic off...

Hello all, I just wanted to close this topic off by feeding back on the aquasphere vista mask, which I received and tested today. It is absolutely excellent. Of all masks and goggles I've tried, its...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks Richard. In honesty, the hard surface of...

Thanks Richard. In honesty, the hard surface of the swedes isn't bothersome at all, in fact, it sticks perfectly to the eye socket with very little force at all. It's just the poor peripheral...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks all. I've ordered the Vista model. Will...

Thanks all. I've ordered the Vista model. Will update on the results :)
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks Andy. I'm convinced that I need either a...

Thanks Andy. I'm convinced that I need either a full mask or swedes. Nothing in between feels comfortable. I've tried loads of goggles which have different types of gasket. Just the idea that they...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks, I appreciate the difficulty in answering...

Thanks, I appreciate the difficulty in answering the question I posed. The natural advice to give is "pick the one that fits best" :)

I agree it's best to try them on first, but I believe it's...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Ha, yes, perhaps, but it's actually distressing....

Ha, yes, perhaps, but it's actually distressing. If you consider that a head held in a perfectly horizontal position, facing down with eyes looking straight out (90 degrees from the horizontal axis),...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 5,405
Posted By hydrophobe
Swim mask thoughts

Hello all, I'm just about to order new swim goggles online and I'm looking at Aqua Sphere Vista, Kayenne and Seal.

Does anyone have any thoughts on these models? I think the Seal model is largest of...
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,080
Posted By hydrophobe
As a rookie , I’m probably not the best person to...

As a rookie , I’m probably not the best person to reply, but as I understand, the point is to expend as little energy as possible whilst setting up the stroke (because the setup doesn’t give us...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,337
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll let you...

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll let you know which one I choose and what the results are. I'll probably even post a few videos, though it seems unfair to ask you for camera advice and then...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,337
Posted By hydrophobe
Need a decent waterproof camera

Hello all, after seeing the positive effects of swim video analysis, I've decided to buy a waterproof camera and face the truth.

May I ask if anyone here would recommend a particular model?

From...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,263
Posted By hydrophobe
Charles, since you say it's undeniable, I guess I...

Charles, since you say it's undeniable, I guess I should stop denying it. If you have succeeded in translating a force into power, then you should publish a paper and expect a Nobel Prize to drop...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,263
Posted By hydrophobe
Charles, I wouldn’t criticize your English. My...

Charles, I wouldn’t criticize your English. My second language is French. Your written English is probably better than my written French.

My point is that you over-complicate the discussion by...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 7,263
Posted By hydrophobe
I naturally hesitate before saying this, but the...

I naturally hesitate before saying this, but the flagrant misuse of scientific terms is too just painful to read.


I agree, hence this reply.


This is just plain funny :) The definitions of power,...
Forum: Freestyle 04-23-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 25,689
Posted By hydrophobe
Thanks, yes, couldn't agree more :)

Thanks, yes, couldn't agree more :)
Forum: Freestyle 04-23-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 25,689
Posted By hydrophobe
Ha, no apology necessary; I probably shouldn't...

Ha, no apology necessary; I probably shouldn't have revived it :) On first reading, I thought the claim was that throwing arms around could create momentum and the usage of scientific terms is just...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,890
Posted By hydrophobe
May I ask how you managed to suspend your camera?

May I ask how you managed to suspend your camera?
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 25,689
Posted By hydrophobe
Are you thinking of the 'push' phase of the...

Are you thinking of the 'push' phase of the stroke? If you say that it's important that the hand accelerates during this phase, I guess most would agree...?

Alternatively, if we use the 'anchor'...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 25,689
Posted By hydrophobe
Many thanks for this post. When you say that it's...

Many thanks for this post. When you say that it's dated, other than having been written in 2004, what has changed in popular thinking? The paper refers to 'catch-up stroke' used in order to keep more...
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