/ Deep Water Soloing (DWS) Chalk Bag Questionnaire

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L Richard stone - on 11 Nov 2017

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Hi I'm a final Year Student studying Product Design at Bournemouth University
I am looking into the problem of loss of chalk when DWS. I have created this short Questionnaire containing two documents to read, they go into depth about what my research will be used for and what taking part will involve, along with (9) questions taking around 5 mins to complete.
Everything is anonymous and individual results will not be released.

Here is the link to my questionnaire:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclTH1ewLOT7p0oc_de4yUrpecAxsS8lCvmkglBTNNqwWi6tA/viewform?...

Thank you for the help

Richard Stone
Post edited at 13:54
gribble - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Richard stone:

Hmm. Can't help but feel this is an early April's fool thread...
Oceanrower - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to gribble:

I'm pretty sure this was first posted a few weeks ago.

I'm absolutely sure the answer to all the questions is liquid chalk...
gribble - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to Oceanrower:

Indeed. A chalk bag for DWS is about as practical as using climbing flippers.
thermal_t - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to gribble:

> Indeed. A chalk bag for DWS is about as practical as using climbing flippers.

Not really, the way everyone I know does it is to put a sandwich bag or carrier bag inside the chalkbag with a small amount of chalk in. Then replace the bag if you fall in.
Ciro - on 11 Nov 2017
In reply to thermal_t:

> Not really, the way everyone I know does it is to put a sandwich bag or carrier bag inside the chalkbag with a small amount of chalk in. Then replace the bag if you fall in.

Because we don't have enough plastic floating around the oceans?
thermal_t - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Ciro:

Um... You take them home with you?
Ciro - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to thermal_t:

Fair enough. The only time I tried it was in rough seas in Mallorca and by the time I'd surfaced and got my breath back I often had no idea where they'd gone.

It still leaves the problem of single use plastic bags though - although I prefer liquid chalk, a chalk bag made of sail cloth or even duct tape works well and lasts a long time
gg4419 - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Richard stone:
We cut the bottom off a 2 litre water bottle and thread a waist belt or rope through, then just dry and refill after a dip.
bouldery bits - on 12 Nov 2017
In reply to Richard stone:

Liquid chalk

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