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Measuring Boost Height

Postby Kiteus Maximus » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:22 am

Anyone know a good altimeter that can measure how high you boost? I'm wondering if there is a small one that can be hooked to your bar and you can press a button at the height of your boost so it "clocks" the height. Then I could look at it after I land. I don't really want to be looking at an altimeter during a powered boost.

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Flight Time » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:08 am

I was thinking of something that could be mounted on the board, and clocks height by time, showing kind of a timeline with spikes showing height on all your boosts when you download the data. Would look like a cardiac monitor or a lie detector log sheet. :D

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby davesails7 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:51 am

Look up shadow box GPS. I've never used it myself, but it has been used in a few big air contests. Looks to be about $500 though. Pretty expensive!

GPS alone won't do it. My Garmin GPS watch reads all over the place on altitude. Shadow box uses accelerometers with a GPS and records your path in 3D.

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Kiteus Maximus » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:39 am

davesails7 wrote:Look up shadow box GPS. I've never used it myself, but it has been used in a few big air contests. Looks to be about $500 though. Pretty expensive!

GPS alone won't do it. My Garmin GPS watch reads all over the place on altitude. Shadow box uses accelerometers with a GPS and records your path in 3D.


I just YouTube'd the Shadowbox GPS and here is a great example of kiteboarding. This thing is pretty bad ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjgPOflyH1Q



P.S. - How do you embed YouTube directly into a post? The YouTube post function does not work nor does the URL post function.

you have to do it like this:

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjgPOflyH1Q[/youtube]

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Kite2Heaven » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:24 am

Dont buy a shadow box - there crap!!!!! Used to have one they do work BUT there not a sealed unit and have to use vaseline around the connection... It ended up getting water in it after 2 weeks and they wouldnt give me a warranty unit because they said i didnt seal it properly...$500 bucks you may as well just throw in the Ocean

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Cordemeyer » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:20 pm

Does anyone know where you can buy one of these shadowboxes?

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Flight Time » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:31 pm

LOL I think this is the only forum where, right after sameone says a product is crap, and a waste of money, someone immediately asks where they can get one. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:03 pm

no problem with my shadowbox. But didn't use it that much...

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Divide by two what "you think" you jumped........... then add your body height

If you think you went 30ft...your board was probably only 21ft off the water..... if you are 6ft tall :wink:

We could start a new topic called ........BS high wind boost claims :lol:

.................. :rollgrin: :thumb: ......no need for shadow puppets.............................................................

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Re: Measuring Boost Height

Postby knotwindy » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:21 pm

there is an app for the new iPhone that will do it


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