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orca1946
September 1st, 2009, 12:17 PM
Track & field will adopt our 1 false start & you are out rule starting next year.
No more 1 start on the entire field & then a 2nd will put you out. It seems as if they have come over to our thoughts on the false starts making the meet longer !

rtodd
September 3rd, 2009, 09:39 PM
Didn't hear that. Interesting. That should make reaction times a bit slower and make Bolt's record's even tougher.

lefty
September 3rd, 2009, 09:49 PM
Track & field will adopt our 1 false start & you are out rule starting next year.
No more 1 start on the entire field & then a 2nd will put you out. It seems as if they have come over to our thoughts on the false starts making the meet longer !

This will be better for TV, that is for sure.

djacks
September 4th, 2009, 08:12 AM
This will be better for TV, that is for sure.

Here's what I don't understand about watching track sprints on TV... Almost all events are on tape delay. When there is a false start, why do they need to show us the five minutes, or more, of primping and flexing after the false start and before the next start attempt?

aquageek
September 4th, 2009, 08:26 AM
This is a great decision.

West
September 4th, 2009, 01:08 PM
I had never understood why IAAF gave a second chance to the false starters.

orca1946
September 4th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Restarts waste time that they could show others events. I'm sure they could show field events more. By the way, RANT,put a shot clock on base ball pitchers !! Let them scratch & spit on their own time !

FindingMyInnerFish
September 5th, 2009, 07:29 AM
Here's what I don't understand about watching track sprints on TV... Almost all events are on tape delay. When there is a false start, why do they need to show us the five minutes, or more, of primping and flexing after the false start and before the next start attempt?

Yeah now that you mention it, what's with that?

Another thing I've noticed in track meets: the women's sprint events have FAR fewer false starts than the men's do. And in anything past the 400, there's almost NEVER a false start.

I admit to a swimming false start in a masters' meet. Just before the buzzer, I heard a splash and thinking I'd missed the buzzer, I took my dive... I wasn't DQ'ed, but getting back up onto the block wasted so much of my energy that I'm especially careful now to hold my position until the buzzer sounds.

orca1946
September 5th, 2009, 01:51 PM
YEAH ! Climbing out of the pool does take time & energy !