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03-20-2008, 07:14 PM
How do you find out how fast you shoot a marker?
03-20-2008, 07:18 PM
use a chrono and/or goldwave a video/soundfile
03-20-2008, 09:04 PM
:yeahthat: The only real way to do it is on the spot with a chrono, or later with a recording and analyzing it. It's easy enough to do it either way accurately.
If you want a rough estimate, load 140 balls (a pod, but make sure it's 140, or at least know the correct number of balls) into a good enough hopper and start shooting while your friend runs a stopwatch and estimate ABOUT the time it took to shoot. Divide the 140 balls or whatever you shot by the time it took.
04-07-2008, 08:57 PM
i found a way, use notepad or microsoft word pick, 2 letters near each other, time yourself for 5 sec, count the letters and divide by 5 so simple
04-07-2008, 09:07 PM
eh, a key has more resistance than most triggers, so you'd actually be going slower.
04-07-2008, 09:08 PM
04-07-2008, 11:39 PM
your best bet is to goldwave or time it... The resistant you get from a cell phone button or keyboard are greater than you'd get from a 25 gram switch.
04-08-2008, 12:11 AM
04-09-2008, 11:26 AM
well, you could use any audio editing program, not just that goldwave thing, right?
04-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Id say load up about 50 balls and get a timer......shoot until empty and then divide the time until you get what you need
04-09-2008, 11:41 AM
Correct. I use Audacity Portable, available on www.portableapps.com. Works fine for me!
04-09-2008, 12:00 PM
You could do what it says in Red's sig. :)
Er.. you want to know the speed... thats just for practice :embarrassed:
04-09-2008, 01:14 PM
thanks for that link tim, i was about to ask if anyone knows of a free one because goldwave is only limited...
04-09-2008, 01:44 PM
Audacity does a fairly good job, and is a very small program, as all are on that website. They're made to carry on a USB drive, afterall!
I find it's easiest to install that program into your Program Files, then manually go in and right click the Audacity program, and "Send to desktop (create shortcut)". ;)
05-20-2008, 08:16 AM
does anyone here know how to train urself to shoot faster?
05-20-2008, 09:06 AM
I used to walk the trigger when I was sitting at home watching tv. It seemed to help.
05-20-2008, 10:20 AM
either buy an old used frame and trigger and walk it all the time, or use a pen. Hold it in one hand and tap the top with the other to simulate walking, or
found this on the Nation.
Take 2 rubber bands and wrap them around something solid, then stick your fingers in the openings and pull it tight. Then start walking your fingers. Not only will you get walking practice, but it will give you strong muscular fingers :)
05-20-2008, 11:15 AM
lmao on the rubber band thing.
My spimmy tells me how many BPS i'm shooting :)
05-20-2008, 12:14 PM
it will give you strong muscular fingers :)
never a bad thing ;)