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  While upside down
  Posted by: on Dec-31-12 11:56 AM (EST)

and especially in & around obstacles in surge it's important to not get stuck. Recently found myself upside down & not able to come all the way up on one side due to an obstacle. It had been a long day & as will happen a lot of air had crept into my suit causing me to stall & not just pop up on the opposing side. I crunched and waited, and waited, and waited & then realised if I couldn't get myself & boat shifted i'd be swimming soon. Pulling my non-sweep blade in towards me, I used a sculling motion with my sweep blade & easily got to my set-up for a successful recovery. This is something I will practice from now on. While I'm sure it's something I've seen somewhere before, I can't remember where & haven't heard it discussed; but it is a worthwhile skill IMO.

All the best,

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