Lots of photos
have been uploaded to OCIN's photo site.
caught in the act
Maybe putting the rule about not drinking from the water jugs in the meet notes would help. Nice to see most some people using cups though
Not exactly orienteering photos, but saw these old portraits on a wall at a former general store in Nashville, and learned that they are all from a photographer named Frank Hohenberger
, who pretty much documented Brown county with its images.
One more set still to come.
In one of the sets of photos (Long, I think) there is a youngster with a compass taped to a cast on the left arm. It looks to be an effective alternative to a thumb compass. Is this a new technique or something created out of necessity?
The cast was 'necessity', not 'optional'. :)
That's Eric Buckley's daughter. I hadn't seen the 'solution' at the Pig. Simple, effective, and creative. Hmm, at some ages or events (campus sprint, urban sprint, street Bike O'), would compass on arm be a feasible option?
The clue sheet is there too. I didn't notice it when I took the picture, only in editing. Quite inventive!
Click the pic for more photos!
Taping the compass to the cast was actually Yaya's idea. She wore it that way at Kansas, too. It worked well, though now that the cast is off, she's happy to go back to holding it normally. Silva used to make a wrist mount for a compass (Spike has one) that seemed like a really good alternative to a thumb compass, especially for things like adventure racing and MTBO where you need an opposable thumb for other things. I don't know why they discontinued it; but I'd sure buy one.
The Silva one that ebuckley mentions isn't worn like a wristwatch, but instead sort of between the wrist and thumb, with straps around each.
One of the juniors, Michael Laraia, uses one. Loves it.