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Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:50 pm

One of the features I've wanted to bring to the forum is session tracking. It's fun to see how much and where everyone kites, and at times I live vicariously through these sessions when I'm traveling for work or unable to get on the water. Strava is a great tool for this, and we've created a group so everyone can share their sesh and follow other tribal members on all of our epic adventures. Check out the group here: http://www.strava.com/clubs/BAKB

I track my sessions (and bike rides, and backcountry ski tours, etc) with a Garmin fenix. It's waterproof but uses barometric pressure for altitude so don't expect to get the height of your jumps. But, it's really good at tracking falls as the impact generates a huge pressure wave registering a very big altitude change:) Strava supports a number of devices, and my fiance recently got a Tom Tom Multisport. It was quite a bit cheaper and so far does everything the fenix does and is arguably a bit more stylish. Here is a cool animation of our sessions last weekend: http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#168202056,nPgGCg==

So check it out, feel free to post any questions, and join the club! If we get enough members and the activity feed starts to look interesting, I'll add a widget to the portal homepage so you can see the latest activities of BAK members!
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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby WindMuch » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:57 pm

Will the Strava iPhone app work for this?

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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby BayAreaKite » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:00 pm

yes of course! forgot to mention that, the iPhone app is great. Another excuse to kite with your phone (especially at Crissy:)
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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby WindMuch » Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:28 pm

I just signed up for a Strava account - I notice you've got Swim, Bike and Run in your Strava account I only see Bike and Run - is this because I've got a non-primium account?

Are you using 'Swim' for kiting?

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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby BayAreaKite » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:38 pm

You can record the session as either a run or a ride, but when you finish the activity you will have the option to change the activity type by tapping "sport" and selecting Kitesurf Session. Looking forward to following you!
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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby Xor » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:51 pm

Just checked what's available on the market as dedicated hardware loggers, it is shame, few not outdated devices overpriced as hell.
Thinking of soldering my own using SD card logger and latest dual GPS/glonass chip, total cost would like 60$ considering that components usually twice as expensive if you buy as breakout board...
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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby WindMuch » Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:26 pm

Kinda light-ish 10m/5'10" surfboard session at Sherman this morning:

http://www.strava.com/activities/173032058

And here it is in animated view:

http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#173032058

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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby Loscocco » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:50 pm

WindMuch wrote:Kinda light-ish 10m/5'10" surfboard session at Sherman this morning:

http://www.strava.com/activities/173032058

And here it is in animated view:

http://labs.strava.com/flyby/viewer/#173032058

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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby dwaynej » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:20 pm

I upload to both garmin Connect and Strava... Strava has a nice monthly summary....

420 water miles logged over the last 4 months and easily more than 100 not logged.
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Re: Kite Session Tracking / Strava

Postby TomAUSTRIA » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 am

Just created a segment from 3rd upper launch to buoy A8. Can anyone in the BAKB club see this segment?

Looks like the Segment Explorer only shows bike and run segments?
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