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Needs more cowbell!
Sounds like the chips actually record the time you personally leave the start line, but how does that work? Are the chips electronic and somehow linked to you??
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The timing chips are usually tied to your shoelaces.
"ChampionChip" seems to be the most popular
Use the little plastic tie thingies.
They're tied to your shoelaces with those little plastic string thingies.
Did you actually do a survey? Just curious. Cuz I have used lots and lots of different varieties of chips.
Currently there are three major chip timing systems in use: The oldest and most used in running is the ChampionChip system which is headquartered in the Netherlands. ChampionChips are tied to a runner's shoelaces.
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Use the little plastic tie thingies. They clip right off.
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They're connected to a counter that makes a beep every time they register a chip.
Modified to add: and Perfesser, what happened to your ape-ish avatar? I kinda dug it.
I used the plastic thingies the first time I was chipped and they broke. The Striders made me pay for a replacement chip. [25 or 40, I forget] Needless to say I haven't used them since, nor would I recommend them.
Let them get pissed if they want. I was more pissed paying for it.
Lace the chip to your shoe with shoestring!
Your wallet will appreciate it.