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Thread: Smart ski poles
05-10-2012, 03:27 PM #1Registered User
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Smart ski poles
Pretty cool project on Kickstarter.com
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...f-the-ski-poleAll I want is to be hardcore.
05-10-2012, 05:19 PM #2
Nothing can go wrong with this.
Nope, nothing at all.
05-10-2012, 06:01 PM #3
what he said.
Not real sure why they set the goal at $100,000. If they don't reach it they don't get a dime. Set it at $25,000 and hope you hit $100,000.
05-10-2012, 06:11 PM #4
I like all except the phone / text shit. Can't people take a break from "being in touch" ????Took me like 10 minutes to figure out how to change this shit
05-10-2012, 06:43 PM #5
Needs a "downhill at > 5mph" lockout or something.
05-11-2012, 05:15 AM #6
great. more crazy interference with my avalanche beacon and my compass.
maybe they can add a scanning function to the ski pole ("passing 3 riders hidden in the trees to your left going 40, increase speed for first tracks!") or auto-detect the presence of wireless activation units for ABS backpacks that can be triggered while passing to reduce competition on the hill?~#at night the highway's diesel roar/speaks to me and tells me more/than any book I've ever read/or anything you've ever said#~
05-11-2012, 05:19 AM #7charge on jong
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What a dumb idea.....Tori on the other hand......
05-11-2012, 09:04 AM #8
05-11-2012, 11:06 AM #9
I'm not that crazy about the specific product, but I do like the thought process behind it. Mostly the slope angle stuff as opposed to calls and texts. The example of someone dropping his phone while on a chair doesn't really work, since most of us tend to tuck our poles while on the lift anyway.
Besides, buying Hestra gloves with wrist band attachments has made it a lot easier to access my phone quickly. I guess the only downside would be when it's extremely cold out, but in that case the phone can wait.
05-11-2012, 11:21 AM #10Registered User
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- Seattle, WA
Maybe not the dumbest idea on Kickstarter though I wonder why they just don't make the grips and then partner with other pole makers. Seems like a lot of the 100k is going towards them buying up blanks from another manufacturer. And getting skiers to pony up that kind of money in the summer is a hard task.
This sort of shit does seem to be the future -- just look at the Kickstarter for the Pebble watch. They asked for $100k and are up to 10 mill. Come to think of it, that watch could probably do everything this pole can if someone develops the program.