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what are people using for trick timers outside of the computer trick timing system used in record events with video
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There may still be some units around that were made by Pat Morris some years back. I have one of them, and it still works just fine for local events. Dave Robbins (from Maine) has a timer that he made; I don't know if you could get one from him. ?Presumably looking for something that is a step above a stopwatch and horn for Collegiate?
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The one I made (actually I made 2 ) had a single chip do the timing and had clock internal as well as a divide by xxxx all in one.
That chip went obsolete I have found another, but requires additional external circuits. Would consider building a bunch this winter if enough demand. Hand held, about 2.5" x 3.5 'x 6" totally self contained 2 x 9 volt batteries Ultra loud probably $100 - $120 due to low volumes hand built, guessing
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I'll take one at that price!
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I'll take one as well
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so is that enough, do we have a deal?
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I'll start work on it around mid-Novemebr when I stop skiing for the year.
I did find my drawings to the existing unit (with obso chip) Once I have the basic board, I'll get a list of options such as; Hand-held all-in-one will be standard remote located horn (It's wicked loud) optional Battery 2x9volt or plug-in 12V or wall adapter optional MAYBE Multi judge input, start on 2/3 or 3/5, MAYBE
Grand Funk Railroad
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SportsAuthority: Whistle $2-$20 Stop watch $5-$50 $7.00 gets you into a low budget trick timer provided the user is smart enough to use it!
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hand held times are in the Water SKi Hall of Fame invented by Ralph Samuelson in 19freakin28.
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Grand Funk Railroad, I agree.
Just don't be looking at the stopwatch while you are pinning Even if you are using a pull to retain release Also in class C tournaments, we are often short of officials An electronic timer allows a judge to time & call concurrently.
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I respectfully disagree. Hand held times tend to be all over the place. 18 sec, 20 sec, 22 sec - who knows what they're going to get? Daves unit will honk 20 secs from the time it's started every time.
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"what are people using for trick timers outside of the computer trick timing system used in record events with video"
The answer is nothing! For record REL everyone is utilizing a camera and playback far and away from the skier. Skier skis by the GREEN bouy, Video from the boat is started, skier finishes and after a half a dozen cycles thru skiers video is picked up and gets installed into computor and three senior judges or combination their of plays back and timing is then acheived. Class C is another matter and who cares about spot on timing as most of the judges in C events are not really sure what their looking at anyway!! Again a stop watch and a whistle is good low tech solution.
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I will also take one if you have the time to make them up. Steve Nelson
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Terry Jones out of Canada makes an awesome trick timer. Small and compact, just hit the button to start and it beeps at 20 seconds. $50 US shipped to your door. Email me and I will send his contact info. We have two or three of these floating around Iowa.
I would tend to disagree about who cares at a class C tournament if the time is exactly right or not. There are a lot of good skiers that ski at class C tournaments all year long. Maybe not going to set any records, but still it is nice to know if you can get your pass in time or not. Otherwise I have seen so many people go to regionals and nationals and get 2 or 3 tricks cut because they were out of time but at many of the past tournaments the whole run would be in time. I feel that a class C should be ran as close to a record as possible, just minus all of the tech stuff, aka slalom gate cameras and video trick. Just my thoughts! Kevin
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Please send the information on the trick timers. Thank you