Friday, March 28, 2014
Y'all haven't heard the last...
...on relay take-off platform controversies.
The UIL had to deal with this messy issue a couple of years ago. No video review meant kids learned a tough lesson about adults, power, and politics.
The NCAA uses video review, but that still has many wondering how so many relays at the men's meet are being DQ'ed. Read more here.
The timing and touch pad systems suffer from material and system "fatigue." Independent testing would show that, and that there are pressure differences in the touch pads themselves. That means touching in the center of a touch pad might yield a different time than touching on the side of the same touch pad. Then, there are also differences between the touch pads from the same company. AND, there are differences between the touch pads- from different companies.
Do you understand things now? Fun huh?
Relay Exchange Technology?
The technology behind these systems varies from company to company, from system to system. Have they ever been measured? "No." Have they ever been independently tested and calibrated? "No."
p.s. Relay exchange pictured above (lane 6) was ruled a false start...