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Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby evgentz » 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!

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Re: Music when kiting - WITHOUT headphones

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Re: Music when kiting - WITHOUT headphones

Postby GTC » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:15 pm

:o
Are you serious? Do that in most spots I know and you will be the laughingstock of the beach.
You will annoy people around you with your music :roll:

Regards!
Last edited by GTC on Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Music when kiting - WITHOUT headphones

Postby evgentz » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:18 pm

Thank you for nothING GTC.

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby salvino » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Wow, that was kinda harsh.

I’ve had the same thoughts about sticking a speaker on my foil board. It’s sooo quiet and I’m always far away from others (cause I guess music on a sunny day outside can really irritate some). I started adding earbud music this summer and combined with foiling it’s a whole different dimension!

My set up works with head wear so I haven’t changed it. But, I do like the idea of speaker on nose of board so no wires to mess with.

So no answer to OP, but I’m looking too.

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby Adventure Logs » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:10 pm

I absolutely love listening to music while I kite but I never thought of a external speaker. How much memory does the iwatch hold? I could see it being kinda annoying for others if you are in a busy spot though.

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Re: Music when kiting - WITHOUT headphones

Postby pixelpedro » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:24 pm

GTC wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:15 pm
:o
Are you serious? Do that in most spots I know and you will be the laughingstock of the beach.
Besides of looking like an a**hole you will annoy people around you with your music.

Regards!
Yikes! kinda of an a**hole comment dude no reason to get so aggressive. Looking like a**hole is a personal thing I guess but I do agree with annoying everyone else, we all have different tastes in music and honestly I like to listen to the ocean, seagulls & wind while I kite otherwise it is just another hectic noisy day so I feel as a respect to nature and others if u want music get some waterproof earbuds and keep it to yourself.

At some point I did get some waterproof earbuds to work with my iphone while doing downwinders but the signal did get cut-off from time to time when I was in the water, I feel the best solution still is a wired setup.

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby evgentz » 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

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby GTC » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:26 pm

I apologize for my harsh comment.
At least if you decide to kite with speakers don't listen to reggaeton music :D (that's why I hate so much these gadgets)

Fair winds!

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Re: Music when kiting - without headphones

Postby evgentz » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Thanks GTC, good winds to you as well! I will not listen to reggie. Led Zeppelin okay?


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