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Offline Mark Toorock

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Timing of events
« on: August 15, 2011, 10:37:03 AM »
It has become clear form Jump City all the way to Apex Invitational that timing is a critical factor, and we are past the precision that is able to be achieved with two people on cell phone timers. APK will be working to buy a timing system in hopes that we can rent it out to the local competitions until it is paid for, and then rent it for a nominal fee in the interest of keeping the competitions legitimate.
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Re: Timing of events
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 07:15:49 AM »
Two people with cell phone timers?
Whatever happened to the good old fashioned, simple, handheld stopwatches?

Anyway, you might be interested to know Parkour Mumbai is in the process of creating some in-house custom-made IR triggered timer devices for our Sledgehammer business venture. The concept is like this - a start and finish line, marked by say, a metal door-frame. Completely portable. We attach two pairs of IR sensors to the frames, and wire them to our electronics system, which processes the tripping of the beam on the start and finish lines, and displays a time count-up on a display device.
Same device can be used in all your timed Parkour competitions as well. Infact, we're planning on installing one of those permanently at our gym, so we can use it as a more accurate timer than our current handheld stopwatch.