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    Can you dive?

    If so, how hard is it to learn?

    Is it more fun than just bouncing as high as you can?
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    Re: Can you dive?

    Yeah, lots of fun! Except I never get to do it, since my pool's only 5.5' deep. I learned as a kid, by standing on the diving board, bending over slightly, then falling in while keeping my body rigid. I eventually got the hang of it and stopped looking like a dweeb.
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    Re: Can you dive?

    Can't and never could. I was always afraid of the high dive boards. To this day, I don't see how those kids dive off of those 10 meter platforms in competition. Amazing to me.

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    Re: Can you dive?

    I don't know.... I could, in about 1976, but I haven't tried since then. I'm always afraid of misjudging the distance - which is not so unreasonable when you have worse than 20/200 vison without glasses!
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    Re: Can you dive?

    Can he dive? Well .......

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    Re: Can you dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    I don't know.... I could, in about 1976, but I haven't tried since then. I'm always afraid of misjudging the distance - which is not so unreasonable when you have worse than 20/200 vison without glasses!
    Do what I did and get LASIK. Best thing I ever did.

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    Re: Can you dive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 257WbyMag
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320
    I don't know.... I could, in about 1976, but I haven't tried since then. I'm always afraid of misjudging the distance - which is not so unreasonable when you have worse than 20/200 vison without glasses!
    Do what I did and get LASIK. Best thing I ever did.
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    Re: Can you dive?

    Another happy Lasik person here, too. My vision was something like 20/400 and now I'm 20/20, and it's been nearly 10 years since I've had it done.

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    Re: Can you dive?

    Hah, no.
    I saw the title and thought "scuba" (can't do that either...) LOL
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    Re: Can you dive?

    I'm so surprised! I bet you all have diving boards

    For now, I just bounce and get as much air as I can, but I only do that when it's dark and the neighbors aren't watching
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