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Discussion: Str8

in: BrandNewMe; BrandNewMe > 2024-02-26

Feb 26, 2024 1:23 PM # 
Very happy with mine.
Feb 26, 2024 6:26 PM # 
My arcjet wrist compass* developed a bubble almost immediately. It took some time, but eventually they replaced it.

* Because, nobody needs bearings or clutter in sprints.
Feb 27, 2024 2:36 PM # 
They're all a rip-off. Haven't found one I'm happy with yet after my old (no going back) Russian one.
Feb 27, 2024 9:54 PM # 
Jethro: - try this!
Feb 27, 2024 10:15 PM # 
It might be fun to try at the JK, not least because all naps I have from the last jk there are so caked in mud a bowl of water would come in useful.
Feb 28, 2024 2:27 PM # 
I'm still on a baseplate, mainly because i can't see how you can run round an orienteering course with a compass strapped to your hand and not smash it on something some time soon
Feb 28, 2024 10:38 PM # 
I switched from baseplate to thumb in the 1990s after breaking two baseplate compasses in successive weeks.
Feb 29, 2024 12:42 AM # 
Before I took up orienteering (and was a long time rogainer) I had the impression that a thumb compass was something other than what it was. I was explaining a thumb compass to one of my squadron colleagues the other night and he described what he thought it was as exactly what I previously thought it was.

My first impression of a thumb compass (somehow this sticks to your thumb knuckle)
Feb 29, 2024 9:56 AM # 
The thumb compass is actually an Australian invention (by 1978 Australian M21 champion and WOC squad member Dave Miller) - he definitely missed an opportunity by not patenting it. I've never met him (his reputation was of something of an eccentric); he worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for many years as an observer doing the rounds of all our most remote locations, and I was rather amused when I first joined the Bureau myself to go to the Christmas party and come across a group relating Dave Miller stories...
Feb 29, 2024 4:41 PM # 
I am currently switching to a thumb compass (since August), still not happy!

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