Knowing how difficult it is to achieve just the "right" kind of weighting with a freediving weight system, while keeping it comfortable, the Lobster Weight Team decided to conduct an entertaining experiment to see how useful the neck weight is and how important it could be for freedivers.

We invited Dmitry Mazepin, master of sports, Russian champion of CMAS 2017, repeat winner of the open St. Petersburg AIDA Cups 2016-2019, of Russian CMAS Cup 2018 and of Russian Championships AIDA and CMAS 2017 and 2019, to participate in the experiment and to test the equipment.

The goal of this experiment was to demonstrate how far could the same person dive with and without various diving equipment, by only once pushing off the pool side.

In the first lane, the diver swam without any equipment.

In the second lane, the diver swam using a self-made weight or a tire, which is used by 90% of all freedivers. Tire weight: 3 kg (~6.6 lb)

In the third lane, the diver used a Small Lobster Full Set. For more precise results of the experiment, we offered him the professional equipment with the same weight as the tire - 3 kg. 

As a benchmark we used the results shown by the diver, without any equipment. So, here are the final results:

  • without the equipment: 8.1 m (26.57 ft);
  • with the tire: 11.4 m (37.4 ft), which is 28% more than the standard;
  • with the Lobster Weight System: 12.0 m (39.37 ft), which is 33% more than the benchmark.

Note that this experiment was done as an independent evaluation, not for advertising purposes, because we wanted to examine the difference between a self-made weight system and a professional one.

At the end of the experiment, Dmitry made a beautiful remark: “A trained athlete, most probably, could have dived farther, using the tire as a weight, but I felt more comfortable with the Lobster Weight System because it didn’t shift.”


New CMAS World Record by Nataliia Zharkova
In the two final days of the 4th World Outdoor Freediving Championship of the World Underwater Federation (CMAS) held on August 10 and 11, 2019 in Roatán, Honduras, 3 new world records were recorded.
LOBSTER in the world
This time, Lobster Freediving Weight is setting a new record: the geographical one. Athletes from all over the world, including: Europe, Australia, USA, Argentina and even New Zealand, use our unique freediving weight neck. Just like the sportsmen, we cant stand still, we are moving forward, and due to DHL partnership, we are moving fast and in all directions!
Is there a problem with the self-made freediving neck weights?
Each freediver knows that a neck weight is required for pool diving, so the athletes body doesnt come to the surface, but rather stays in the water. This condition is necessary, so the diver doesnt waste energy on constant diving, but rather swims forward. Ideally, the diver has to float in the water column: neither sinking nor emerging to the surface, keeping a body position as horizontal as possible.