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Lobster freediving neckweight review, by Jack Hatfield.

For a while the only way to get a neck weight for freediving was to build your own with a bit of trial and error and praying that it never burst in the pool. In the past few years there have seen a few manufactured weights coming to market all with different properties and advantages. So i figured it was time to get on board and recently purchased a new popular model the lobster weight to use at the coming pool nationals.

DESIGN:

the lobster consists of a flexible 2.5kg polyurethane coated lead collar with soft silicone pads on the underside for comfort. this allows the wearer to bend and shape the weight to the neck while offering a minimal and comfortable fit.

The “tail’ consists of several locking pieces that can be arranged to suit your own customized weight up to 4kg. these pieces come in 500,400,300,200 and 100gram segments. these pieces join by a notched t-join and are secured with a rubber stopper to prevent any segments coming back out of their notches. the design itself is very sleek and conforms to the upper shoulders and back without feeling too bulky.

The design itself lends itself as being more hydrodynamic and balanced with buoyancy than a conventional weight while also providing a relief to the necks of many heavy weight carrying divers by sharing the load over the upper back.

TESTING:

I tested the weight in both no fins and dynamic with a monofin, i used a Salvimar Fluyd 2.5mm pure swim for the suit with a full 4kg setup on the lobster weight

Dynamic no fins – straight away from the push off test you notice the reduction in drag as well i was hitting slightly above my average for a push off ( average from 5 push off tests was 15m).

During the swim the weight does a solid job of holding down the back of my suit preventing anymore drag and the lack of a clip on the front of my throat means my neck doesn’t feel enclosed. it did however take a few swims to get used to feeling of a solid object around the sides of my neck but you do get used to it over time. the only issue with the collar is that if you squeeze on it too tight it may feel constricting around you neck and will have to be bent away with your hands, take some time to figure out what shape suits you. A bonus though is there is now a reduced load on my neck and i hardly notice the weights on my upper back.

Dynamic – very much the same feeling of streamlined smooth swimming was experienced. i found the lobster worked much better during dynamic as it sits firmer against the shoulders and you begin to really notice how well it cuts into your hydrodynamic profile. not much else to report on other than to be careful on your turns. the weight grips well enough that you wont lose it but can shift around if your turn is too aggressive.

PROS:
-Great for reducing drag and boosting streamlining
-well made design and simple to use
-will never have to worry about a neckweight falling apart in the pool
-customization means many potential weights and suit combinations can be had without having to make separate weights.
CONS:
-can feel rigid around the neck if squeezed too tight
-will shift around a bit if your turn is too aggressive
-price is 150 euros for a complete set and up to 70 euros for shipping
-cannot be used for depth

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December 13, 2017

New WR 205.97 by Goran Colak on the 5th Apnea Indoor EU Championship.

Hello friends,
We would like to congratulate Goran Colak, with setting up a new WR 205.97 meters in men’s standings, and taking 1st place in DNF discipline by CMAS version at the 5° Apnea Indoor Open European Championship.


And Anette Rafen Ottzen with taking the 1st place 158.76 meters in DNF discipline women’s standings. And good luck to everyone else who participates at the championship. We wish you new achievements and new records.




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December 13, 2017

AIDA Czech National Championship 2017

Hello friends,

Here are some details about the AIDA Czech National Championship 2017, in Pardubice on the 3rd June. A truly historical event. Hundreds of freedivers, from different countries and a even more visitors. The Live translation that was launched in. the morning reached 100K views. We participated as sponsors, and gifted a Full Set Lobster. We would like to thank every participant and organizer for putting so much effort in to this event, making it a glorious such a glorious event. It was exceptional. Thank you everyone.


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December 13, 2017

St. Petersburg White Nights Freediving Cup 2017!

Hello friends,

On June 23-25, took place second St. Petersburg White Nights Freediving Cup. On which we were sponsors and gifted two Full Set Lobsters to Daria Veretennikova for 1st place in STA time 5:23, and Dmitriy Mazepin for 1st place in STA time 7:24. We would like to congratulate them and to wish them new PB and other records. Also we would like to thank every freediver, organizer and safety unit for making it such a great event. Thank you very much guys, it was a highly organized professional championship with tons of participants from starters to highly trained professionals. See you next year on the St. Petersburg White Nights Freediving Cup 2018!


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December 13, 2017

XIV Polish Freediving Pool Championships!

Hello friends,

On June 30 and July 1 took place the XIV Polish Freediving Pool Championships, which we sponsored and gifted away a Full Set Lobster, and 2 Vouchers on 50% discount for Full Set Lobster. We would like to congratulate the winners Kamil Selwa on winning the Full Set Lobster , Mateusz Malina and Magdalena Solich on winning the 50% discount vouchers. This event brought us a NEW WORLD RECORD in DNF Apnea Version 191 Meters by Magdalena Solich. Congratulations Magdalena Solich! Also a few national records. Congratulations to Mateusz Malina with setting a NEW NATIONAL RECORD by AIDA version in STA time 8:43, and Ekaterina Sadurskaya setting a NEW NATIONAL RECORD in DYN 174 Meters by AIDA version. A big thanks to every participant, organizer and staff for this event. See you next year on the XV Polish Freediving Pool Championships!



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December 13, 2017

Lobster Weight New Color Line!

Hello friends,

We have great news for you! We have released a new line of colors.



We’ve worked several months analyzing the market and combining different color patterns to finally satisfy our clients needs and giving them a larger specter of color choice! New colors are already in stock and available for purchase on our website https://lobsterweight.com/

SKY BLUE


Lemon Yellow

Coral Pink

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December 14, 2017

Lobster Weight Tutorial!

We’ve gathered a small tutorial video on how to assemble and disassemble the Lobster Weight System. In this tutorial you can see how to properly assemble/disassemble and insert the rubber plugs. And we’ve included a little something extra, the live view of our new color line.

Lobster Weight Tutorial from Lobster Weight on Vimeo.

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January 15, 2018

XIV Polish Freediving Pool Championships with Lobster!

Hello friends,
We would like to invite you on the 30 June to the XIV Polish Freediving Pool Championships. Where Lobster Weight will be sponsors and we’ll be giving away one red Full Set Lobster for FREE! The competition will be held in accordance with AIDA Rules Athletes will compete in the following disciplines:

Dynamic with Fins (DYN)
Dynamic without Fins (DNF)
Static Apnea (STA)
The DYN session will take place on Friday at the 50 m pool. The Static and DNF sessions will be held on Saturday, at the 25 m pool. In the dynamic sessions athletes will be starting on 4 lines simultaneously (lines 1 and 10 are not going to be used in the competition), in static 5 athletes will be starting at a given time.

Registration: http://bmp.free-diving.pl/en

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December 13, 2017

Lobster Weight 1 DAY shipping!

Hello guys,

We have great news for you! Lobster Neck Weights is now available in stock. Shipping in a DAY after purchase! The delivery time itself is 8 to 12 working days, usually faster! Buy your Lobster now! And start swimming in it in under 2 weeks!


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December 13, 2017

Color combination hint

Hello friends,

We have prepared something special for you. Now you can buy different segments and combine them into the Lobster of your color choice, make a flag of your Country, your favorite club tricolor or maybe just a fun and interesting color combination, is possible now due to a large amount of colors in stock. We’ve prepared some photos for you to be inspired with.


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December 13, 2017

New release in the family - Lobster Weight SMALL!

Hello friends, we have great news for you! We have released the Lobster Weight Small!!! It consists of a 1.5kg base + a tail with 1.5kg .


We left the initial design and quality of the product, also, the tail is compatible with the MEDIUM version, so you can change & trade weights between you and your friends easily.
The base alone will also be available for purchase, so if you already have a Full Set Medium, you can just buy a Small Base and put on the tail that you have. The new model is available in all the standard colors. So come on and join us for a swim. Stay tuned for more great news! Winter is coming )) Don't forget to breath!


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December 15, 2017

St. Petersburg White Nights Freediving Cup 2017 with Lobster!

Hello friends,
We would like to invite you to the St. Petersburg White Nights Freediving Cup 2017. On the 23 — 26 of June, 2017, St. Petersburgs second AIDA freediving competition in the history of the city. Where Lobster Weight will be present as sponsors, and gifting away a white Full Set Lobster for FREE! Competition is held in two different pools: STA and DNF are held in the 25-meter Oceanium fitness pool, and the second day competition (DYN) is held in the 50-meter Olympic pool at Novoizmailovsky Avenue.

Registration fee: 3000 RUR (approximately 49 EUR ).

Registration: http://www.cup.freediving.spb.ru/registraciya

competition@freediving.spb.ru

+7 921 77 88 379 Alexander Vinogradov

+7 921 938 00 63 Dmitry Mazepin

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June 27, 2017

     
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