Free Diver - William Trubridge



  • Quite a remarkable person.
     
    Just held his breath for 4m14s to get to 102m (To break his own record) free dive (Which I have just learnt is without fins and free immersion is with fins)
     
    Other records he holds are:
     
    While we wait, here's a list of all 15 of Trubridge's records in the sport:
     
    81 m (265 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 9 April 2007
    82 m (269 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 11 April 2007
    84 m (275 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 4 April 2008
    107 m (351 ft) Free Immersion, 8 April 2008
    86 m (282 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 10 April 2008
    108 m (354 ft) Free Immersion, 11 April 2008
    88 m (288 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 10 April 2009
    90 m (295 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 3 December 2009
    92 m (301 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 19 April 2010
    116 m (380 ft) Free Immersion, 22 April 2010
    95 m (311 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 26 April 2010
    96 m (314 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 10 December 2010
    100 m (328 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 14 December 2010
    101 m (331 ft) Constant Weight without fins, 16 December 2010
    121 m (397 ft) Free Immersion, 10 April 2011
    122 m (400 ft) Free Immersion, 30 April 2016
    124 m (407 ft) Free Immersion, 2 May 2016



  • So Kiwi William Trubridge has broken his own world record by getting to a depth of 102m in the Bahamas and back.
    Watched it on the news this morning and it is quite insane to watch...unlike a run, bike ride or whatever if you get half way you can bail if you don't feel right....get halfway in this and you are 100m down.
    The swim from 100m up to about 40m would be hugely hard where your bouyancy does not assist.
    Once they surface they have to give the OK sign, say you are ok within 15 seconds for it to be clear you are lucid.



  • It's really bizarre to watch in silence.  I found myself taking a really deep breath for him on the way up



  • I found myself taking multiple breaths to his 1....must be eerie down there, silence, darkness, the pressure from the depth, your lungs screaming....



  • My mate is into this stuff and we had a yarn about how trippy it is. Wouldn't help to have divers at the bottom as they can't give him air (pressurization) or even escort him to the surface (would need to stop to decompress) if something goes wrong.
     
    He is totally alone which just blows my mind. Especially when he hits the bottom, fuck he must have ice running through his veins.



  • Wow! Of course! I completely forgot that he couldn't take pressured air! That makes it even more mad!



  • just the mental application to what he does is beyond my comprehension.
     
    On his way down, I wonder where he sees his bail point, cos it'd surely need to be about 40-50m mark, otherwise if you come unstuck any point after that, it could be fatal.



  • THAT'S SOME SCARY SHIT!



  • Just amazing, I'm a huge fan of his and streamed it live online this morning.



  • Would be handy having him as a mate. Imagine the crayfish and paua he could grab on one breath. No need for expensive scuba gear.



  • Would be handy having him as a mate. Imagine the crayfish and paua he could grab on one breath. No need for expensive scuba gear.

    Hope you aren't hunting paua using scuba gear, it's illegal



  • Hope you aren't hunting paua using scuba gear, it's illegal

    I thought you could do what you want if you were Maori?  Username pukunui ...



  • Quite a remarkable person.
     
    Just held his breath for 4m14s

    Anyone who could their breath that long could make someone VERY happy :think:



  • I thought you could do what you want if you were Maori?  Username pukunui ...

    don't think so, same rules for all.



  • think Maori can apply for customary rights via Iwi but not sure that allows them to use SCUBA, just allows them to take more than limits I believe, or out of season.



  • think Maori can apply for customary rights via Iwi but not sure that allows them to use SCUBA, just allows them to take more than limits I believe, or out of season.

    Yep, Maori can grab some more for hui etc with permission from the rights owner (iwi, hapu, Marae, other Maori governance organisation) but these need to be reported and can effect the following season's quota.
     
    I wonder how many people think it operates the way MR previously did?



  • Shall we all do a fern challenge ? how long can we hold our breath ?
     
    Who wants to go first ?
     
    If I'm getting on this free diving bandwagon I want to have some idea how it feels



  • Yep, Maori can grab some more for hui etc with permission from the rights owner (iwi, hapu, Marae, other Maori governance organisation) but these need to be reported and can effect the following season's quota.
     
    I wonder how many people think it operates the way MR previously did?

    Can Maori still get Toheroas?
     
    I remember when living in Invercargill and helping out the father-in-law (Well ex father in law) with his mowing and gardening business, and the number of shells you would see in composts was quite incredible, in particular one of the retirement homes 🙂



  • No, i meant he could grab the paua because he was free diving and the extra dive time and depth being handy for wrestling crays out of their hiding spots.
    Pukunui is a reference to the childrens book character rather than my ethnicity or waist line. I was a tall skinny white guy when i signed up. That was 10 years ago and not so skinny now, so maybe the name is becoming more appropriate. At least im well over 6'2.



  • No, i meant he could grab the paua because he was free diving and the extra dive time and depth being handy for wrestling crays out of their hiding spots.
    Pukunui is a reference to the childrens book character rather than my ethnicity or waist line. I was a tall skinny white guy when i signed up. That was 10 years ago and not so skinny now, so maybe the name is becoming more appropriate. At least im well over 6'2.

    Can that be verified ?