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aquaman

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Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« on: July 02, 2010, 10:45:47 PM »
We play Underwater hockey at 8:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday night at Ives pool in sebastopol.  Our club is very low stress.  We play hard, but we enforce few fouls.  Since it is such an unknown sport we are always looking for new players.  Each night we usually have someone who is fairly new.  Because it is so different from most sports it takes a few games to get the hang of it.

The game will improve your breatholds, fitness, fin stroke, relaxation underwater, ability to swim with low hydrodynamic drag, your duck dive, your visualization of the 3d underwater environment, equalization...

Underwater Hockey is excellent training for freediving.  A 3 pound led hockey puck sits on the bottom in the center of the pool.  On each end of the pool is a team of six players.  Each player has a mask, snorkel, fins, and a small (~10") wooden stick.  The teams sprint to the center of the pool and one player will gain control of the puck.  In theory it is a non-contact sport, but like basketball there is a degree of incidental contact in play.  Players can move the puck by pushing it along the bottom of the pool with their stick or by flinging it to team mates. At the end of the pool there is a 6 foot long goal that the puck must be pushed into.  There are no dedicated goalies like in soccer and ice hockey, but there are usually 1-2 players that act as defenders.   

This is a very short point in a deeper then normal pool, but this is what it looks like:
 Singapore Underwater Hockey Club - Scrimmage (9 Dec 06)

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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 09:28:19 AM »
 Dude I am so in. When and is it still at Ives pool? Hey just a curious question but does your fam live in sebastapol somewhere off Elphick rd?
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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 01:35:27 PM »
im down for this, can i get some contact info?
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aquaman

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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 05:06:50 PM »
You can call me on my cell at 707-570-9011.  I will be there on Tuesday (7/6) and hopefully a guy from work who has never played will be there too. I might miss Thursday because of a dive trip. 

We have lots of extra gear so you don't have to worry about sticks and gloves. We also have a lot of extra fins that work well for hockey.  All the extra gear will be there on Thursday too.

Justin


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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010, 12:48:51 PM »
It looks like we might not have enough people for a game on this Thursday (7/8) because a few of us will be out of town on dive trips.  If you are interested in playing give me a call and I will see how many people are going to be showing up.

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2010, 12:50:47 PM »
Hey justin I be up for tying it out next week bizzy this week I wil give you a call in the next few days.
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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2010, 01:32:57 PM »
Justin
I saw you post this on another board, and had a question for you today. Do you guys wear wetsuits or just swim trunks ?
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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2010, 02:17:14 PM »
 When I had the opertunity to try it was just swim trunks fins mask and snorkle and the typical underwater hockey gear
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aquaman

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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2010, 11:07:12 AM »
Matt that's good to hear your planning on playing next week.

We don't wear wetsuits or weight belts.  You want shorts that are low drag.  You will feel the drag from cargo pockets slowing you down.

Justin

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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2010, 12:02:31 PM »
Hey im up for next week also as im really busy this week. Matt let me know when you plan on going and Justin I will give you a call this weekend and try and figure out times and days. Tuesdays and thursdays right.
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Re: Underwater Hockey in Sebastopol
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2010, 01:08:14 PM »
They play this at Chico State also, maybe you guys should start a winter league!! Looks like a kick in the $%#
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