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Kadence Technology® improves breathing performance.
The pressure regulation of this innovative technology significantly improves performance and safety. Indeed, relaxed respiratory rates drop 32% with Kadence Technology and comfortable breath-hold times increase 22%. While it is not recommended to hyperventilate with any snorkel (including the Kapitol Reef snorkel) to accomplish longer dive times, typical users note that they are more comfortable breath-holding with Kadence Technology.
Kadence Technology reduces what has become known as “snorkel panic,” which physiologically occurs when lungs become compressed. By helping to preserve lung volumes, the uncomfortable feedback from stretch receptors in the terminal bronchioles of the lungs to subconscious areas of the brain, is suppressed, resulting in much less anxiety.
Kadence Technology also ingeniously separates inhaled air from exhaled carbon dioxide, thereby minimizing the re-breathing of oxygen-depleted air. This helps all users, but is especially beneficial for individuals with small lungs. Not only can children now swim with the safety of an adult-sized snorkel, but they can do so with better comfort and safety.
Due to its unique design, the Kapitol Reef snorkel empowers you to breathe more naturally without forceful purging, even after diving or swimming in rough waters. In its normal upright swim position, the very process of gently exhaling through the Kapitol Reef snorkel effectively removes any water that may have entered during the previous inhalation, even if you are submerged! The inhalation passages are naturally protected from splash and floodwater while exhaling. While submerged, water is not able to get into the inhalation passages, regardless of orientation – unless the snorkeler intentionally draws water in. Even then, the water enters slowly and is automatically purged while gently exhaling, which is natural while ascending to the surface.