Just hold the small
RADARchron™ within 1/2 inch of the Marker barrel, about 2 inches
behind the marker barrel exit and reading the velocity of the expelled
paintball. Simple one-button operation turns on the radar transmitter and
feet per second paintball exit velocity is indicated on the LCD.
The Sports Sensors, Inc. RADARChron is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Easy to use (when used properly)
Have to hold it just right
Anyone who plays paintball needs to own a chronograph. This one may not bee 100% accurate, but it will get you really very close. I think it's probably more consistent than my marker is so I fire three shots and use the average so long as it doesn't exceed 290.
If you play around 280 like we do, this chrono will get the job done without breaking the bank.
The only weakness is you can't put your finger behind it while holding it or it won't work. Sure, you *could* use the strap, but why???
I've been very happy with it. The best part is after your friends drop it for the 20th time, it still works.
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Comes in cool little case
This is a pretty cool chrono i as a ref am glad that they did make it Small cause i wouldn't want to carry the big red one around! i like the fact that its yellow so you could find it if you dropped it. i like how they made a loop for lanyards to connect to.
the only thing wrong about it could be the price but i say to the people that think they are to expensive well how much are your EYES worth to you? they usually laugh and say good point. safety is key nothing elses really matters. i also use this chrono when im done cleaning regs and stuff so i can get my marker shooting just right. these chronos are nice and light plus they come in there own bright green case.
all in all these chronos work well and i feel anyone should buy one if you play paintball.
Im going to give it a 8 cause its kinda a battery hog, and a little temperamental.
Very disappointed. Looked good out of the package but was never able to get it to work on the field. Started giving error messages that battery connections bad. Couldnot see anything wrong so sent $ to the company for a new battery ( the battery is unusual and not available at RadioShack). The co took the $ and never sent me the battery. They do not have a web site to deal with.
Finger in front of unit stops function, must push reset after every shot.
You simple cant beat this Chrono for the money. The company is very friendly and helpful. Their 800 number is molded into each unit so if you ever have a problem you allways have their number. Comes with a nice carrying case. I highly recomend everyone own one of thease great chronos to keep their markers in fine tune!
those big red dealies, some other kind of hanging one... uh... I dunno names
Small, inexpensive, convienent
This is a handy little tool to have on the field. With the push of a button you can check velocity on the fly. As some of the other reviews have stated, it's not quite accurate enough to really fine tune a gun, but it's great for checking for hot shots and keeping the velocity at a generally safe level. These little buggers are quite the asset to refs on the speedball field when time can really matter.
My only real complaint is that the display is only two digits so it gets annoying to read, otherwise this is a wonderful product for the money that really does it's job.
Unless you want to buy one of those little walmart VL chronos or spend a bunch more on a big red on this is really the only way to go. Does it's job well for a decent price so I'd say it's a solid nine.
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More affordabel compared to others
Inaccurate at times
Multi porting throws it off
This is great for personal use. When you go out into the woods or just dont have a chrony near by bust this baby out. It gets confused though with barrels that have been ported like 50 times(ex:whisper). If you truly need this, then maybe get together with some friends and all pitch for it.
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VERY compact, inexpensive.
Only 2 digit readout
Every paintballer should have one of these, especially outlaw paintballers. It is very easy to carry with you and is affordable. The only problem is that it only has a 2 digit screen so it will first show the hundred number then the rest, but that doesn't make it bad. Accuracy isn't the best, but it is good enough to make sure everyone is playing within safe velocities. this thing is small and light enough to keep in your pocket, even while playing, so anytime you are suspicious of a hot shooting player, you can check right then and there. I play on a field on my friends ranch and often there are alot of kids, so we use it all the time to make sure everyone plays safe. Definitely a great investment
Safe play is a top priority. Your paintball group should have at least one chrono and this is the cheapest and works great.
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Portability, reliability, consistent, easy to use, comes w/ protective case, yellow
Two digit display, functions, should come w/ lanyard.
This chrono is not only useful as a safety precaution, but usefull for measuring the consistency / efficiency of your marker. Fine tuning my Autococker is now so (so, so) much less of a guessing game since I got this chrono.
Getting an accurate reading is really easy if you think about what you are doing. First, read and understand the instructions. Almost everyone needs to be shown how to use it properly to get an accurate reading. Second, get a lanyard so you don't have to hold it on the barrel (your hand can affect the reading). Put the strap around the barrel and pull down on the lanyard (make sure the strap is adjusted properly so that the chrono is 1/2" below barrel) . Third, Make sure that the chrono doesn't slide around on the barrel. Every reading should be taken at the same exact location on the barrel to ensure the same reading every time. That's how it's done. Measurements good enough for safety reasons are far more simple.
The operation or this chrono would be better if you didn't have to push the button after each shot. The display would be better if it displayed the reading in one 3 digit display rather than displaying the reading in two segments (hundreds column first then tens and single column second. hard to explain).
At any rate the radarchron is actually fast and easy to use. Once you have the barrel strap adjusted, the only setup required is to pull it out of the case and turn on.
There should be one of these little things at every game! Another reviewer stated that this device costs less than 2 cases of paint which totally nullifies any argument as to the cost / usefulness ratio of this device. I agree!! Safety should always be first priority to keep the game fun for pb veterans and to start the game right for newbies.
This device has made my gun better and the game much simpler. Worth every penny!
9/10 because there is room for a little improvement.
I picked this up for safety at our outback/renegade field. After reading the instructions and trying it out I found that it does what it's suppose to do. It seems accurate, but I haven't been able to do a side by side comparision with a big red yet. It takes more time to chrono a group of players than with the big red, but sometimes there is no rushing safety.
If you ref, then pick one up for spot checks on velocity. If your a player who is concerned about the safety of yourself and others (and you should be) and can't shell out the $300 for a big red, then get this as a good alternitive.