RE: Apple iWatch 3 with Cell for kiteboarding/foiling?

Author: ay

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 18 2:09 pm (GMT -8)

voy-tech wrote:
Also on the Apple Watch: which band do you find more secure "Sport Band" or "Sport Loop"? I’ve been thinking about getting the cheapest option myself to have the emergency call option available.

Aluminum here. The watch faces are bomber but the $59 Apple Care was worth the piece of mind. I didn’t trust the single pin of the Nike sport band and have been using a Nomad Rugged Strap. Just ordered a Carterjett Nato strap that seems to be well liked. Always keep under the wet suit sleeve anyways.

RE: Apple iWatch 3 with Cell for kiteboarding/foiling?

Author: user124

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 18 2:44 pm (GMT -8)

voy-tech wrote:
Also on the Apple Watch: which band do you find more secure "Sport Band" or "Sport Loop"? I’ve been thinking about getting the cheapest option myself to have the emergency call option available.

I like the Sport Loop – basically a velcro strap but it’s pretty secure. I agree with others the sport band with the pin is not secure enough for kiting.

As far as NATO style straps that go all the way around so you aren’t depnending on one pin, I don’t think that’s possible with the apple watch. They would obstruct the sensors etc on the back of the watch. However I think the band attachments to the watch are pretty robust and stronger than the typical pins found on most watches.

RE: Board repair in HR

Author: SalmonSlayer

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 18 4:15 pm (GMT -8)

Pepi wrote:
Honestly, that is likely not repairable, as that layer you are grinding off is not a glass laminate. It is likely an ASA or PBT plastic thermal laminate material.

I am not familiar with repairing these materials. Is there a way to build up the bottom or repair a scratch as you do when using Ptex on skis?

RE: Board repair in HR

Author: voy-tech

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 18 12:35 pm (GMT -8)

Thanks Pepi – yeah that’s possible – in worst case i just won’t feel as bad riding it now, the board had a good run so it may be time to retire it and get a new one!

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