Our most recent product is the Paintball Radarchron Rate-of-Fire (PBR-ROF) that measures and displays the characteristics of a burst of rapidly-fired paintballs. It measures maximum, minimum and average ball speed feet per second in a burst; maximum, minimum and average balls-per second burst rate; and the number of shots fired in the measured burst. It can also measure the ball speed of a single shot. A Holster is available for convenient carriage by referees, players and field officials. Also available is a custom Check-in Stand than accommodates use of the PBR-ROF for check-in at fields and tournaments.
The Sports Sensors, Inc. RADARChron ROF is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
The Radarchron ROF is the newest in handheld chronograph from Sport Sensors Inc.
I was looking through APG and found an add for a handheld chrono from the makers of the little yellow chrono that everyone uses, only this chrono caught my eye. It has a 3 digit display and a whole lot more.
So I call the manufacturer and it was a very pleasant phone call. They provided all the information I needed and I wanted one
A few weeks later my box showed up and I was very impressed. At first glance the Chrono looked solid, and upon picking it up it was. I went and grabbed the 3 'AA' batteries (thats right no more watch batteries) and turned it on. What a nice display, the numbers are big and bright. It has one multi function button on the front that lets you turn the chrono on and off and switch between readings while using it.
The chrono has a few really nice features. First, you DO NOT need to reset it each time you want to chrono, just shoot and it will let you know the FPS. Ready for another test, just shoot again, and so forth. Second, it also does BPS and record the highest FPS and Lowest FPS over a string of shots. It will display the average FPS as well. The chrono will track up to a total of 255 shots at a time, so you can unload a hopper and see the BPS, and average FPS for the whole thing.
It has a metal fold out stand so you can sit it on the counter to shoot over it and since it does not need user intervention to chrono you can use it like the Red Chronos at most fields. It also has a screw in hole on the bottom of the chrono that lets you put it on a tripod, if you ask me that is a nice touch.
It comes in a nice yellow bag, so it wont get lost easily, it may get some legs and walk away at the field it is really nice. The only thing I am not crazy about is the leather holster for it. You can get that as an option and is not included with the chrono, but I found it to be large and bulky, it does protect the chrono though.
The instructions are well written and easy to follow.
I took the chrono to the field this past weekend and we put it to the test against the Red Field chronos and was right on the money. The refs actually liked it better, the display was much easier to read.
There is an optional check in stand mount for the chrono and I have one now, but have not tested it yet. From a first glance it is solid and well built.
Over all this is a great chrono. The leather holster is not the greatest, but it does what it is supposed to do, protect the chrono.
If you are in the market for a chrono (if you don't have one you should be in the market for one, PLAY SAFE) then this is a great choice. You can go to http://www.paintballradar.com for more info, once it is released to the masses. Most likely they will be sent to the major distributors and then they will be available from stores.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 at 8:05 pm PST
"Big Red" Chrono & the handheld Sports Sensors model. Big red is HUGE and aside from being durable and reliable, not particularly special. The handheld radarchron unit is nice but having to reset it after each shot is a bit obnoxious.
Jungle Green SP-8
Tactical Rail Kit
TechT L6 Lightening Bolt
CP Regulator, Long
PMI Pure Energy 68/4500 HPA
Palmer Pursuit Shop unported, 14" brass barrel
Tasco BKRD30 RedDot Sight
Tippmann Triumph SSL-200 hopper
Feature-filled (min-max-average FPS, ROF, BPS), durable, easy to use, adaptable.
I've owned a handheld Radarchron for a while but having to reset it after each shot is annoying.
This unit is a bit larger but has an extremely easy to read display and far more features than the small unit.
I will expand on this review as I use the unit more but I give it a 10/10 in all categories - easy to use, small, lightweight (fits in a tactical vest pocket), durable, feature-packed.
The only downside is the leather holster which is practically useless - I'd rather put the unit in a pocket. Just use the included yellow slip cover to protect it.
You can get a "chrono-station" kit for the unit that puts a lexan protector over the unit and adds a base which everything folds down into. The unit also has a brass tripod mount and a wire "frame" stand that folds out from the back and lets you use the unit on any flat surface. Very nice touches.
Get it. The manufacturer is working on getting distributors but you can order from them direct in the meantime.
This is a great little chronograph to have, i bought it for the use of having a chrono when playing outlaw paintball, everyone can be safe! It is small and compact but not so small you could lose it walking around! It is accurate, easy to read the display and you dont have to hold no button or press the button every time you want to shoot and get a read out!!!! I think next to big red it is a great little device!
Would reccomend buying one and keep everyone safe on the field! Gving it a nine only because the button is hard to push and would like to see and on/off switch!
Tippmann A-5 (updated receiver halves & internals)
Tech T (QEPH, Lightning Rod, Vortex Mod, Squishy Paddles)
JCS Hex bolt w/ DOP o-ring
JCS Gold powertube
Maddmann drive spring (red)
E-grip w/ APE Rampage board
Rhythm Innovation Pro Single Trigger
Lapco bottomline adapter
CP direct mount on/off ASA
14" Full Freak kit w/ stainless steel inserts
TruGlo 40mm Red/Green dot sight
SpecialOps Flattop rail
SpecialOps cocking handle
Lapco extended foregrip
Easy to use
Does not work with reballs
Cannot measure extremely low FPS
This chronograph works really well but it does have a major flaw. It does NOT work with reballs. The reason being, as stated from the manufacturer, is that because the ROF uses microwaves, it needs something metallic or liquid to reflect off of in order to get a reading. Solids, such as reballs, do not cause a doppler effect because they are dielectric while paintballs, arrows, etc are conductive. That major flaw being said, it does work pretty well. It handles BPS very well and is pretty good for velocity. It's accurate within 1%, which is about 3fps. That's a pretty large variance.
Its probably the best all around out there at the moment but the price and the inability to be used with reballs makes it very handicapped.
The standard "big red" and "little yellw" chronographs.
05 EgoW/ star frame and nexus bolt.
Octane Shocker W/ CP shorty reg, HE bolt, Tadao M6 board.
Easy to read display. FPS and BPS. Multiple shot reading.
My team-mates like to "borrow" it.
This chronograph is a combination of all of the positive characteristics of the past industry standards. It combines the portability of the little yellw chrony with the accuracy and easy to read display of the big red. Then it does one better by reading not only FPS and BPS, but the average and hi/low FPS and BPS of a string of paint, up to 255 shots.
I couldn't help testing the accuracy of the BPS readout against the BPS display on my Ego. Not only was it very consistant with the gun's BPS display, but it is also more detailed. The Ego gives you BPS in whole numbers, such as 12 BPS. The chrony gives you a whole number plus a tenth, such as 12.7 BPS. Minor detail, but still cool, and the details make the difference.
This chrony is well built and solid, plus it has a wire stand for hands off operation. That combined with the fact that you don't have to reset it between shots makes for simple operation.
I love being able to tweak and tech my guns at home, especially the day before a tournament. This is the perfect chrony for the job, even though it is more than good enough to use as a field check in chronograph. Well worth every penny.
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Portable and easy to read. Nice features
Broke very quickly.
Even from the get go the button is very hard to press
I bought this needing something to make adjustments at home on my markers. I needed it for the the mini I had becasue it needs chrono'd after lubing the poppet which is a regular thing. It worked fine the first few times I used it and never gave me a single issue aside from the button. Pressing it, hard, would rarely result in a mode change. I set it to fps and left it there. I stored it for a while, popped some fresh batteries in it and went out to make some adjustments to my cocker. It would read 291fps every shot. I thought great, cocker is uber consistent. Pulled out T-9, same thing, Pulled out phantom, same thing. Changed velocity on the phantom, still 291 displayed. Have emailed manufacturer about warrenty with no response.