That is the most logical thing I've heard in awhile. Rather than looking for ways to adapt expensive new tech to our sport.
I would add -CaptainArgh wrote: ↑Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 pmThat is the most logical thing I've heard in awhile. Rather than looking for ways to adapt expensive new tech to our sport.
Makes sense assuming you have a relatively calm water environment to take it out and make a call. If you are in rough seas or a storm, it's best to have something attached to you that's waterproof.
If you read the original question, it was about what safety device to use for longer coastal runs. I normally stuff my radio down my front between wetsuit and rash guard. A long trip the other day from Seaford with a plan to get to Port Melbourne, I also wore a small dry bag back pack with sandals, credit card, cash, strap for kite, cover for foil, my phone in a plastic bag, and a small multi tool. Depending on what happened to the wind, I was prepped for a walk to the station and a train home.OzBungy wrote: ↑Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:28 am
For you marine radio and plastic bag guys, get a grip. We're riding around on a little board in shorts or a wetsuit. No pockets. No extra gear. Nothing except what you wear. There is no legal requirement to carry a marine band radio while kiteboarding. Even if you were in a country that did have that rule, nobody would obey it. Most small boats, kayaks, sailboards and kiters carry nothing. An Apple Watch is a convenient device to have, especially if you're going to wear a smart watch anyway.
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