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Mt. Kenya
Status: Gathering Kudos

Dear Strava Team,

I am writing to propose an exciting addition to the Strava app that would enhance the experience for a growing community of Hydrofoil cyclists like myself. As a triathlete and a professional skipper, I've had the privilege of using the first hydrofoil bike in the world in the ocean, created by Manta5 in New Zealand and imported by our company, Salty Cycling.

Currently, the statistics for hydrofoil cycling are being mixed with road cycling. To address this, I suggest the incorporation of Hydrofoil Cycling as a distinct sport category within the Strava app. This adjustment would not only cater to the specific needs and interests of hydrofoil cyclists but also bring several benefits to the community and the app as a whole.

Here are some key points to consider:

Dedicated Statistics: Hydrofoil cycling involves unique challenges and achievements that differ significantly from traditional road cycling. Having a separate category would allow users to track and analyze their hydrofoil cycling performance more accurately.

Community Engagement: The hydrofoil cycling community is steadily growing, and introducing a specific category in Strava would foster a sense of community among enthusiasts. This, in turn, could encourage more users to join the platform, increasing engagement.

Specialized Challenges and Achievements: Hydrofoil cycling brings its own set of challenges and achievements. Creating specific challenges  for hydrofoil cyclists would add a new layer of excitement and motivation for users to explore and achieve their goals.

Promotion of a Unique Sport: Hydrofoil cycling is a relatively new and innovative sport. By incorporating it into the app, Strava can contribute to the promotion and awareness of this unique activity, attracting more users interested in trying something new.

Enhanced User Experience: Tailoring the app to the diverse needs of users, including hydrofoil cyclists, will result in an improved overall user experience. This inclusivity aligns with the app's goal of providing a comprehensive platform for various sports and activities.

I believe that by incorporating Hydrofoil Cycling as a sport category in Strava, you can create a more personalized and engaging experience for users like me. I look forward to the possibility of seeing this exciting addition in future updates.

Thank you for considering my suggestion. I appreciate the work you do in providing a fantastic platform for the active community.

Best regards,


Avid Hydrofoil Cyclist and Strava User!

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