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    Our 10 yr old NewTest Powertimer unit has up and died on us, and we are
    looking for
    a suitable replacement. the Powertimer system had a timing mat coupled
    with photo
    cell timing switches to enable a number of physical performance tests.
    We may
    consider the new Powertimer systems, but for a number of reasons would
    like to
    see what else is currently available. We'd like to know what you folks
    use and your
    experiences with the devices listed below as well an any others.

    Essentially, this is what we are looking for:

    1. Jump timing, jump height, and jump qualities (contact times, power in
    repeated tests, etc.)
    2. Prepackaged testing, such at reaction time, power, jump height,
    agility, etc.
    3. Ease of use, easy to set up and take down.

    I've done a quick internet search and have come up with the following
    1. Chronojump. But it is difficult to figure this system out based on
    what is on the internet.
    2. JustJump mat. Probably not enough capabilities for our purposes.
    3. OptoJump Next. Never heard of this system before. Uses timing light
    signal technology.

    Any insights? Will compile data and submit a summary.

    Jeffrey C. Ives, Ph.D.
    Professor and Graduate Program Chair
    Dept. Exercise& Sport Sciences
    Ithaca College
    Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

    Phone: 607.274.1751