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Basics - Ways to slide under water

 
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melanie



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:21 am    Post subject: Basics - Ways to slide under water Reply with quote

When you go down - make sure you are at the bottom and fairly flat ready to move with the puck or tackle your opponent.
If you end up near vertical when scrabbling for the puck, you probably are going down too late - go down sooner so you are 'on' the bottom, not 'on-the-way' to the bottom.


Methods of getting there:
1. The typical duck dive
..... uses for this move - This allows forward speed to be had when arriving at the puck or at the opponent.

2. Back slide - point fins (point your toes) as far backward as can and then lift arms upwards - you will slide under the water travelling backwards and downwards. Keep wafting arms to force yourself further down.
..... uses for this move - If the opponent is on the bottom but nearly below you already, if you duck dive you will be overhead him/her, so to backslide takes you under whilst keeping your opponent in front of you and when arrive on the bottom this allows you to stop their progress or tackle them head on.

3. Side slide - lean over to chosen side, then with the arm that is lowest in the water, swiftly scoop yourself under the surface and side slide to the play on the bottom.
..... uses for this move - as above (back slide) but when the need for direction the bottom game play is off to one side of you.


Get these choices practiced as individual skills, then get the timing practiced by more and more team play session games.

goodluck.
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floater



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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Location: UK London

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep
If you watch the video ''critter-cam diaries 1a'' you can see that sometimes the player:
*goes down fast head first (duck dive)
*goes down feet first (back slide)
*goes down sideways (side slides)

can see video here:
www seethegame.info/video
(critter-cam diaries 1a)

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jellybean



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
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Location: UK London

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it for granted that you must get underwater, but the choice of way helps efficiency and this in turn helps breath hold time to be more and more importantly, helps your recovery time to be less - more efficient = less energy expense = less recovery to have tip-top performance.

All the time, it is drummed in that timing of correct positioning reletive to play in a team game is a very high priority.
Learning the several choices, for the several reasons will make the choices a subconcious effort after a while.... so even if already KNOW this and already DO this, it is good to be reminded of these things, so you can impart this wisdom to newbies who often flapp around with arms and legs merely cavitating.

JB

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