Portable timing system for gate training?

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Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Does anyone have any experience with the Freelap portable timing system? http://www.freelapcanada.com/alpinetiming

We're looking for an inexpensive (that's a relative term) portable timing system for our local masters group. The Freelap product includes portable stopwatches that are apparently triggered at the start and last gate and possible splits. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd sure be interested in reading what you suggest. Cheaper is better, but we want to avoid the junk.

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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Patrick » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:12 pm

Aero wrote:Does anyone have any experience with the Freelap portable timing system?


Thanks Aero,

I knew of systems like these, but its the first time I actually see one. I personally would be somewhat worried having a watch on me (on the slide or inside) if I'm racing or training. I never wear a watch when I do gates. I'll ask around and try to get back here.
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:28 pm

Patrick wrote:
Aero wrote:Does anyone have any experience with the Freelap portable timing system?


Thanks Aero,

I knew of systems like these, but its the first time I actually see one. I personally would be somewhat worried having a watch on me (on the slide or inside) if I'm racing or training. I never wear a watch when I do gates. I'll ask around and try to get back here.


Thanks Patrick!

I guess wearing a watch wouldn't be so bad if it enabled us to have instant feedback on the run we just did. But I know what you mean! It would have to be out of the way!
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby EMSC » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:39 pm

I've never used a watch based wireless timing system either. Normally a wireless wand up top, a finish beam and a display (some have the finish beam and display combined in one unit).

Along with Patrick, I'm not sure where I'd put a watch that wouldn't get broken, ripped off or seriously bruise me.

Unless I'm missing something, I could only see the watch system working with early stage young athletes logistically (they don't hit gates much); except for the fact that that group should not be doing timed runs for practice... they should be focused on the basics at that point.

Not much help from me I guess....
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:46 pm

EMSC wrote:Along with Patrick, I'm not sure where I'd put a watch that wouldn't get broken, ripped off or seriously bruise me.
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Good Point! I actually contacted them to get some additional info as that was one of my concern too!

The explanation I got was fairly simple. The watch is worn on the inner bicep or inner forearm near the elbow technically away from most impacts. They did mention a 2 years warranty on all their products including possible impacts with gates.

I suppose if we wanted we could just hang the watch on a neckless and wear it inside our jackets? I like the idea of the instant feedback though!
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:40 am

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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:40 am

I got a very interesting email from them yesterday with some development on the arm band concern I mentioned to them a few weeks back. Looks like they listened!


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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:14 pm

Looks like they have it finalized they send me the final shot and its now on there website:

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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Anybody got to try this last season??
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:03 pm

looks like they got a new site:
http://www.freelapskitiming.com
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Re: Portable timing system for gate training?

Postby Aero » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:36 pm

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