FREELAP TIMING SYSTEM for athletics and other sports
FREELAP TIMING SYSTEM ORDER VIA COACH SHEPHERD*
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As a coach I know how important accurate timing is. In my primary event the long jump you really want to know how fast the jumper is travelling into the board over the last 10m, for example. And also importantly what their flying 20m and standing 20m sprint times are.
And for the 100m sprinter you might want to know 0-10m, 10-20m, 20-30m and 40m times. The problem is how can you do that with a stopwatch and without the type of kit that the IAAF rolls out at champs?
Enter Freelap the timing system which offers a very neat and extremely accurate (to 2-milisec) solution.
Freelap claims their system could arguably be more accurate than a beam timing system as the detection point is more consistent that’s to say there are no arms breaking the beam.
I've used the system for over a year now and have found it to be a great motivation for the athletes. As soon as those TX Junior Pro Timing pyramids are placed on the track or run-up the guys really respond and run as fast as they can. So, not only is there the benefit of accurate timing but of also motivating higher intensity from the athletes. Win-win I guess.
The system is also easily to set-up, very portable and has great consistency of operation.
What I've got SPRINT PACK 1 SRP £598.90 plus P&P
This will enable you to time sprints/intervals from standing and with flying/run-on starts.
Contains 1 x Chip BLE; 2 x TX Junior Pros; I x Touch pad pro 1 x satchel (see below for details of what's what)
Sprint Pack 2 Contains
2 x CHIP BLE, 4 x TX JUNIOR PRO, 2 x TX TOUCH Pro & Satchel Bag SRP £1078.80
Other items and packages available - contact me for bespoke options and prices
The system is light, portable and easy to set-up for recording an end time, split times and recovery
HOW DOES FREELAP WORK
Freelap works via Bluetooth and the myfreelap app (available for android and apple devices from their various stores). Here’s one application and the easiest to get across initially.
Athletes clip the FX Chip BLE around the waistband of their shorts/tights centred near their navel. This watch-size device records, stores and then bluetooths to your mobile device via the app, the time/times achieved when passing the little yellow mast receivers – the Tx Junior Pros. These pyramidal type devices register the passing athlete (or athletes - of which more later). They have a 1.5m radius in terms of their ability to pick-up the athlete’s time and they directly record at an 80cm distance beyond the distance being timed – again of which more later. You have to set each of these to the function required for the timed run – so, “start”; “lap” (split) and “finish”.
In the past, I often refrained from timing sprints with my phone or stopwatch, let alone run-up variables, due to the inaccuracies I knew would result, the lack of replicability, and also because the time achieved may not actually be what you want. With the freelap I got the accuracy, the replicability and what I wanted.
The system is a great motivator; athletes can’t help but get competitive when those little yellow pyramids are placed on the track. Athletes will want to get to the end as fast as possible
With Freelap you get a great tool to really improve your athletes. You won’t have to guess or use “intuition” and “feel” (valuable coaching attributes nonetheless) - you’ll be able to objectively know what’s happening time-wise and make really informed judgments as to how to improve your athletes. And, of course, as an athlete you can time yourself and be really “up” for sessions accordingly.
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