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shark attack prevention?

Postby p__han1 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:11 pm

Everyone knows about the news about the fatal shark attack yesterday and obviously our sport has it's inherent risks when it comes to contact with wildlife. It got me thinking and wondering if there is anything out on the market that we can wear to deter sharks from coming too close?
I remember seeing devices experimented on discovery channel years ago that emitted pulses or something to deter sharks from coming to close. Does anything like that exist on the commercial market? It would have to be small, impact resistant, and super light.
I know the chances of attack are really small but the added peace of mind would really be nice (like having a transceiver for avalanches, or 4 wheel drive and snow tires for icy conditions).
Just got me thinking. It's always in the back of my mind when I'm body dragging back to my board as I'm sure it is for others.

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby Toby » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:20 pm

wondering too what could work. and if small and attached to the harness, it is not in the way at all.

anyone?

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby Laughingman » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:34 pm

Its been reported that Crocodiles eat bull sharks so why not wear one of these....

http://www.facemakersincorporated.com/alligators.html

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby longwhitecloud » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:08 pm

fight it, punch it, kick it, scare it

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby eree » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:13 pm

Laughingman wrote:Its been reported that Crocodiles eat bull sharks so why not wear one of these....
not funny, "Laughingman".
not the right time for jokes.

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby switch313 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:43 pm

eree wrote:
Laughingman wrote:Its been reported that Crocodiles eat bull sharks so why not wear one of these....
not funny, "Laughingman".
not the right time for jokes.

knock knock
who's there
a shark
a shark who?
a shark who just ate your family and now im going to eat you

na seriously though there is absolutely nothing you can do if your numbers up its up and i ride in some serious shark ridden waters every day

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby zerogee_ca » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:45 pm

Prevent a Shark Attack
Survive a Shark Attack

:roll:
Now, a kiter is WAY more likely to get hurt or killed in a lofting accident due to poor judgement, or pilot error, or equipment failure than get attacked by a shark. There is a solution that costs you nothing. Give up kiting.

:dontpanic:

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby Laughingman » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:54 pm

eree wrote:
Laughingman wrote:Its been reported that Crocodiles eat bull sharks so why not wear one of these....
not funny, "Laughingman".
not the right time for jokes.
Eree, let me know when the right time is, k?

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby abel » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:07 pm

I suppose that if you are a believer then you can use this:
http://www.sharkshield.com/Content/Prod ... orys/Surf/

Jeezz, the sport is getting expensive with all them ancillary accessories :roll:

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Re: shark attack prevention?

Postby frankm1960 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:08 am

The best prevention is to stay on shore but it was the first attack in 120yrs at that beach so that was insanely bad luck and timing. He had a way better chance of getting hit by a car on the way to the beach than being mauled by a school of sharks.

The life guard who got him to shore is incredibly brave. He paddled 500yds out to get to him, fended off all the sharks, put him on his paddle board and then paddled all the way back with only one arm through 3-4' waves. Blood all over the place, sharks must have been chasing them in the whole time.


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