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captain paranoia

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Skiing apps
« on: January 28, 2014, 06:08:46 PM »
During a recent skiing trip, we played with a couple of ski tracking apps:

Ski Tracks

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ski-tracks-gps-track-recorder/id365724094?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.corecoders.skitracks&hl=en_GB

Ski Pursuit

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ski-pursuit/id484556768?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rossignol.android&hl=en_GB

Both record where you've been, and spit out loads of stats on speed, height, no. of runs, etc. and will display on GoogleMaps or upload to Facebook (if that's your thing...).  Skit Tracks is 69p or 79p, and Ski Pursuit is free (it's a Rossignol-sponsored app).

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Re: Skiing apps
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 11:49:22 AM »
Looks like you had fun CP:)
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Re: Skiing apps
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 12:47:13 PM »
It's quite scary to find out that you've been doing 95-100kph downhill with a couple of planks strapped to your feet...

The SkiTracks app would happily log a day's skiing on a Samsung phone (can't remember the model), which says something for the battery life, processor loading, GPS power, etc.  And all this with the phone stuffed in a jacket pocket.

It would work on my Hudl tablet, too, but I never had the nerve to take it out stuffed in my little MTB rucksack...  Being bigger than a phone, there's more chance of the screen getting cracked due to being bent (leverage, and all that).

I was very glad of the little Decathlon Wed'ze lightweight down jacket that stuffed easily into the bottom of the MTB pack; just the right amount of insulation to cope when it got below -10.

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Re: Skiing apps
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 04:48:02 PM »
Watched some junk TV this week, a guy with massive burners breaking the downhill speed record on a sledge, all a bit dreary and he hit 84mph after many TV scary moments, all a but tame really, personally wouldn't mind having a crack at the 100mph record. Anyone interested in joining me?
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Re: Skiing apps
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 09:51:16 AM »
Thank you Captain, our annual ski trip is soon and these apps look great - any Top Tips in using them please?

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Re: Skiing apps
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2014, 11:17:06 PM »
> Watched some junk TV this week, a guy with massive burners breaking the downhill speed record on a sledge

I think Guy Martin is a sound lad.  He's put in a fair bit of effort for his other speed challenges, and must have cohones of steel...  But then he's a pretty good TT rider...

Pete: on SkiTracks, just press 'play'; everything else is done automatically.

A mate recorded 114kph last week.  After a long 'liquid lunch'.  Something I most certainly wouldn't recommend; I never drink alcohol when I'm skiing, as I've already had two significant accidents ([edit] not related to alcohol), and now ski very circumspectly.
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