Arnie or Bambino?

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Arnie or Bambino?

Postby h2cruz » Wed May 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Hiya, I'm haveing trouble determining what swim type I am, the test has me dead even between an Arnie, and a Bambino. I will puchase the appropriate drill set once I know "who" I am. Just as a side note, I have been a surfer for all my life, so am very comfortable in the water, even in VERY testing conditions, wind/crowds, I have however gotten anxious in freshwater events, perfect conditions....probably due to poor body position (not as 'floatie' in fresh H2o) which then leads to kicking problems and poor breathing, and you know the 'rest of the story', aye? I have included a couple of short video clips, once you stop laughing, I'm sure you'll be able to decide, Arnie or Bambino?..............splash you later........Mike

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3cOjHmjUEM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrjMFbIVZ-A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwOSB1-xBTc

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SolarEnergy
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Thu May 03, 2012 4:12 pm

What a fun question, even Arnies are allowed to be scared :)

You swim like an Arnie, but feel like a Bambino, why not purchasing both training guides? (really teasing you here).

The Arnie Guide should suit you better.
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby k0b4zz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:46 pm

Same thing here.
https://vimeo.com/40652548
Which guide would be better for me?

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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:50 pm

k0b4zz wrote:Same thing here.
https://vimeo.com/40652548
Which guide would be better for me?


What are your goals? What brought you here? What did the little questionnaire (SwimTypes) tell you?
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby k0b4zz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:00 pm

I just want to learn how to swim properly:) I planning to do an ironman in the future, but I think I'm a bad swimmer(I'm very slow - about 9min for 400m). I would like to swim faster with less effort. Right now after 400m I'm very tired. According the questionnaire I'm arnie or bambino.

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SolarEnergy
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:29 pm

Assuming the following Scenarios:
1. Two friends, a cyclist and a running want you as a swimmer to take part in an Team Ironman race. The race is held next weekend, there will be 1000 persons jumping in the water in the same time
or
2. Someone is willing to pay for the registrations fees for an individual Ironman race. You think it's a good idea as it will allow you to test your swim leg. You have no real intention to complete the whole event per se. Again, the race is held next weekend (June 16).

What would your state of mind be, whilst waiting on the beach for the big Horn to yell the start of the event?

How would you feel, if I was telling you that you have a 3.8k race to swim along with 999 other participants next weekend?
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby k0b4zz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:39 pm

I'm not affraid of racing in the crowd. I just know my limits:) I think could finish but not sure If I could do it before cut off time. I think my endurance is good (on the bike and run). I just suck in the water. I want something more than just complete the distance.

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SolarEnergy
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:18 pm

Then Arnie, without a doubt.

You shall go with this purchase in all piece of mind :)

You may have a few of these Bambinos' properties, but that is certainly not your dominant side.
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k0b4zz
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby k0b4zz » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:59 pm

I thought so. Thx for confirmation;)

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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Yeah. A bambino would have expressed some level of concern in regard to the mass start, which ultimately would translate a lack of confidence to even finish the event (with such a lack of preparation). Typical Arnold himself would rather fear of not making it to the other shore on time.

Your body type is that of an Arnie, and you display stroke technique attributes common to Arnies as well.
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby CamdenCamden » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:42 am

You swim like an Arnie...not sure but as i observed.

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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby smootharnie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:44 pm

Looks like there is a bucket hanging on your legs,(to nuch knee bending>) and your arms are not getting any grip on the water. Arms are crossing the centerline.
From behing doesnt look bad.
My 2 cents... :)
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:24 pm

Out of a curiosity smooth arnie, how did you pick your nick name?
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby smootharnie » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:54 pm

:D why do you ask? I think I am an Arny wishing to swim smooth
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SolarEnergy
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby SolarEnergy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:39 am

Really just a curiosity.

It makes absolute sense for an Arnie to aim for Smooth.
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby jackmarknow » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:18 am

What a fun question, even Arnies are allowed to be scared :)
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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby Ashton8100 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:49 pm

I think so Arnie. I am agreed with smootharnie, looks like there is a bucket hanging on your legs and your arms are not getting any grip on the water.
Last edited by Ashton8100 on Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:43 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Arnie or Bambino?

Postby Adam Young » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:35 am

Hi h2cruz,

Kicktastic for me - it's in the way you co-ordinate the stroke even though you may have learnt to moderate the kick so it's not so obvious. Kicktastics can be very easy to identify (for obvious reasons!) or actually quite tricky if they have moderated their kick power. Are you slower or faster with a pull-buoy? Your stroke is too developed to be a bambino or arnie.

How does that profile read to you? : http://www.swimtypes.com/kicktastic.html

You've got to be a little careful with the questionnaire, it's not all 100% right in its answers... I'll check it out manually for your case if you like - did you get an email sent through with the results? If so could you forward to me at adam@swimsmooth.com

Hi k0b4zz,

For me you are a bambino who has developed towards having kicktastic tendencies. This is a very common thing to see happening. Definitely the Bambino guide for yourself!

In the guide it talks about the lead arm collapsing when breathing which we can see happening in your stroke in the underwater clip.

I've got a feeling you're develop pretty quickly though, you look to be tall with long levers and that's good for developing feel-for-the-water, which is the fundamental weakness of the Bambino.


All the best guys!

Adam


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