Can you dive?

Melt In The Sun

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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.
 

257WbyMag

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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.
 

Richard320

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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!
 

257WbyMag

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Richard320 said:
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.
 

ElkPool

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257WbyMag said:
Richard320 said:
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.
THIS

An interesting bit of trivia: I got mine done at TLC immediately before Tiger Woods, in 1999.
 

chessie6

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May 21, 2010
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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.

Mr. Bean on the diving board had me over here cracking up!
 

ElkPool

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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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