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by kite_hh
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Join the cause - stop kite theft
Replies: 28
Views: 2479

Re: Join the cause - stop kite theft

App closes on data change (app crashes) No log out possible. No deletion of account possible. Phone number entry is not necessary yet is asked for (well at least o e digits work). No translation except English available. App is unreliable/crashes. Feedback only via mail possible. At this point I unf...
by kite_hh
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo Sports Updates?
Replies: 86
Views: 8357

Re: Woo Sports out of business?

Can you give dealers more then $70 bucks wiggle room per device entire industry all the pubters expect 10 to 20 percent off literally brand new released gear. Doesnt make it very worthwhile to drop a chunk on 20 devices for if your lucky 40 a pop after your crazy postage fees. Meanwhile everyone sw...
by kite_hh
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: No map on se.kiteforum.com/spots
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: No map on se.kiteforum.com/spots

Toby wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm
I thought so too...but doesn’t look like it.

Anyone knows a free alternative ?
Afaik openstreetmaps (osm.org) are free to use and especially when it comes to details in regions that are a little off the beaten path superior to Google Maps.

Have you tried osm?
by kite_hh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit

As expected: "Red rockets, handhelds and orange smoke are still the only recognised flare distress signals under maritime safety rules that comply with the international convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)." This article gives a good overview: https://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/gear/gear-on-tes...
by kite_hh
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit

I always wear an impact vest, so signaling in that fashion wouldn't present any difficulty. I doubt it would be too difficult without one for limited intervals. You are arguing against using something that might save someone's life. We aren't arguing for points, just to try to help people out. Most...
by kite_hh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit

Finally I think what could really be helpful is something like a flare. Some pyrotechnical stuff that makes a bright light source and a lot of smoke, so one can easily be spotted. Just swirling stuff around as shown in the video is what's absurd, when you are submerged in the water shoulder deep. -...
by kite_hh
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit
Replies: 28
Views: 1585

Re: New SARLite Emergency Signalling Kit

I don't really see the point here. The lights shine bright at night. Yes. But no one kites in the dark. Maybe there are some situations where it gets dark, but I still feel this is not designed for kiteboarders in distress. How are you supposed to whirl around these glow sticks if you are swimming i...
by kite_hh
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Search rescue wearable
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Search rescue wearable

I think it would be useful to include a feedback if the alert has been received and if help is on its way. Possibly with an ETA (estimated time of arrival). Also, a cancel button would be good to have. Some situation may seem hopeless at first but may become easier or even resolved by whatever means...
by kite_hh
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Search rescue wearable
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Search rescue wearable

Smartphones are poor device to use for several reasons. They are difficult to handle in water, they are not designed to withstand watersports, the touch interface doesn't work reliably in water, the radios/antennas are not designed to work in water, waves and offshore. Yeah, I agree. They are far f...
by kite_hh
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Search rescue wearable
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: Search rescue wearable

What I would consider "large" is probably ripples to those in spots with real waves but basically anything other than flat greatly diminishes your range. Water absorbs radio frequncies and if you're swimming you need a clear line of sight to the cell tower. The farther away you are from the tower t...

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