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Discussion: Compass

in: TGIF; TGIF > 2016-01-27

Jan 27, 2016 8:20 PM # 
Vasko Stoyanov:
What kind is your compass? How did you chose it? Why do you like it? Do you use it often in orientieering? Or prefer to navigate.
Jan 28, 2016 9:30 AM # 
At the moment, my compass is the Silva Race Jet (thumb compass).

In my very first years (80ties), I was using the other type as there was no thumb compass at that time. But quite soon after the thumb compass came into the market, I got one, and learnt to use it. I like the idea of having it very close from the map and being able to check it almost every time I read the map. It is maybe not as effective as the "old" standard when it comes to take clear direction (i.e. turning the capsule), but I also use quite much the features around to keep my directions.

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