Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Banning compasses?


Reading the discussion of the Swedish rule on GPS and orienteering brought up an idea I've wondered about before. Why not ban compasses?

Banning compasses would emphasize the map reading aspect of the sport and would reduce the mechanical use of a tool. It would make the sport a little bit cheaper.

For the most part, maps are good enough that you don't really need to have a compass to find your way around a course.

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posted by Michael | 8:55 PM


it really depends on the terrain that you are to orienteer, in the centre of Poland, where I personally live, running without a compass would be a real disaster!
greeting from Poland;)
If it works for Pasi Ikonen.... well, it probably wouldn't work for anyone else.
More gear = more sponsors.

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