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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:51 am

I'd like to see someone riding with a boom box on his shoulder. :D I'm sure someone has probably done it

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:50 am

Music in the water from a speaker? You'd be happier down at Walmart, surely...

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby Adventure Logs » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:50 am

evgentz wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:28 pm
I usually kite in Nahant MA, on Dog Beach. It is never busy, we kite quite a distance from each other so my quiet music will bother nobody. Apple Watch 3 LTE has 16GB, this is more than enough for a good playlist. The issue is that Bluetooth doesn’t work under water. Obviously I am not going to dive, but both watch and the speaker probably will get submerged at times and the signal will be lost, I don’t know if it gets reconnected and playing resumes magically. Ideal solution as I see it - waterproof speaker with a memory card. This is in theory though, so I am interested in talking to someone who did it
I’ve used many different headphones while kiteboarding from bluetooth to waterproof iPod to now on the ear MP3 player. Bluetooth will cutout when wet. I’m unsure if having the source on your wrist will improve that but I use to keep my phone in a waterproof case around my neck under my wetsuit and it still cutout even if I didn’t crash and go under water.

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby evgentz » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 pm

Hm.... I guess then the best solution is to find a speaker with a built in memory. So far I was not able to find one IPX68 with the memory :(

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby styleito » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:55 pm

Apparently Jeff Howard has a similar idea.


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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby rynhardt » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:56 pm

evgentz wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Hello guys and girls,

Anyone has experience with a waterproof ipx8 speaker when kiting? I would love to add music but I hate earphones or earbuds, and now in winter with a tight neoprene hood it is impossible. I am thinking of getting a waterproof speaker and streaming the music from my Apple watch.

Is it a thing? Where can I attach the speaker - to the harness?? Will BT work and playing resolve given possible signal interruptions if submerged?

All other ideas are welcome as well!
Why not strap down a tablet on top of your board. That way you can also watch videos, check email and surf porn whlie kiting! :rollgrin:


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