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How does a pull bouy work for you?!?

  • I'm faster with it

    Votes: 22 45.8%
  • I'm slower with it

    Votes: 10 20.8%
  • I am the same speed

    Votes: 9 18.8%
  • What's a pull bouy?

    Votes: 7 14.6%
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WAIT FOR IT!<br><br>
So...where do you fit in?!?
 

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I'm slower WITH the pull bouy by a few seconds...that sounds BACKWARDS!
 

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I'm faster with it....but only for short distances.....over the long haul, I can go farther in the same time without it.
 

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I put the last one because the one time I tried it, I had zero luck. My legs headed for the bottom. Haven't tried one since.
 

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What's with the "wait for it"? Do threads with polls show up initially without the poll?<br><br>
I'm <i>way</i> faster with the buoy - or when wearing a wetsuit. I have "dense" runners legs, inflexible ankles, and a lousy kick. Which means I normally slow myself down when kicking/dangling legs. With the added buoyancy of buoy/wetsuit, I'm much higher/more horizontal in water - and faster. Fewer strokes/length too.
 

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You post first...submit it...then add a poll...
 

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I love the buoy! I swim faster and easier. Without it, I'm a sinker with a useless kick. I have to kick like a mad woman to try and stay afloat. Not a pretty sight.<img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif">
 

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I think I'm a little slower, but not by much. I don't really care for that thing. I think the only pool toy I like is the kickboard. Rest time, baby!
 

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I am faster with it. It also helps me use less strokes as well. Sounds funny but I guess it makes sense.
 

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Way faster with it. Tells me something's wrong with my buoyance and/or kick. This may be obvious but for those who are having trouble using one, be sure that the fat/thick part is behind you.<br>
Cheryl
 

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If your faster with the buoy, then you need to work on your kick, your balance and your position in the water.<br>
If your about the same, you need to work on your balance.<br>
If your faster without it, you should use it to reinfoce good body position when you have longer sets.<br><br>
CS
 

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What do you mean by balance?? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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Dave....<br>
remember the kick on side drill.....<br>
that's balance work.<br><br>
There's a variation of that where you keep both arms at your side as well.<br>
You can do it arm up and arm down looking a bit down at the bottom as well.<br><br>
Also remember the conversation about feeling as if you're swimming downhill? That's related to balance.
 

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I'm so confused!
 
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