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Dash Drill

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The Dash is a time/speed measure from point A to point B with optional splits in-between. Note that Dash uses a stationary start and requires 2 timing gates.

Step-by-step instructions

  • Install batteries in each laser you plan to use.

  • Install/open the Dashr app on your phone or tablet. (Create an account here if you have not already)

  • Register each laser in the app - Navigate to the "Device Registration" button at the bottom, power on the lasers one at a time and select them from the "Available" list and assign them a number. Write that number on your laser. (This only has to be done the first time you use the laser with this phone/tablet)

  • Return to the home menu and select the Dash drill.

  • Screw each laser onto a tripod. For 3-point stance starts, use a mini tripod. For visual instructions of attaching lasers and reflectors to tripod and setting up the gate, please check out Laser & Reflector Set-up.

  • Screw a reflector onto a matching tripod and position laser and reflectors across from each other (~6 ft) to create a line to pass through. Place finish laser within 120 yards of the start laser, with optional splits in between.

  • With the lasers on, select the appropriate laser from the drop-down menu and press the "Connect" button. If it does not work the first time, repeat.

  • Enter in the distance for each laser when possible, this allows for speed calculations. (Imperial and metric unit toggle at the bottom)

  • Once all devices are connected, press the "Start Testing" button.

  • Check in the appropriate athlete (details here) - optional.

  • With QuickRun on, block the start laser until you get the “GO!” message. Leave the laser when you want, and you get a result when you cross the next gate.

  • With QuickRun off (option in settings) you will see “Set” and “Reset” buttons to give you control of when a test starts. Press "Set" once the athlete is in the laser and ready to take off. Press "Reset" to clear the time for the next athlete.

For 2-point starts we typically suggest using the Flying drill. See demonstrative video below.

Visit our forum for additional details, FAQs, and specifics on drills - all on a searchable platform where you can also ask questions and share experiences.

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