startman functions like in track&field.
startman and the officials at the finish need to know the relevant sections
of kicksled race rules
must be a backup system for time taking.
accuracy of times needs to be one-tenth (1/10) of a second on distances
under 10000 metres; otherwise one second is adequate accuracy.
all races, but especially on sprint distances, it is advised to use
a video or other appropriate camera to verify the order of competititors
entering the finish.
track shall be prepared so that it is as fast kicksledding as possible;
as a general rule kicksledding on the track shall be faster than running
with the kicksled.
not implemented) On short sprint distances at least 1 metre wide lanes
shall be marked on the track.
the finish line there shall be at least 15 metres long area for deceleration.
relay races the change area (15 metres long) shall be marked on the
track (or at its edges).
a track with a total length exceeding 2 kilometres kicked distances
shall be marked at intervals not exceeding 1 kilometre.
track shall be precisely measured beforehand and the measurement principles
shall be available for the inspection of IKSA officials in order to
make the track valid for record attempts.
locations known in advance shall be marked and informed to the participants
in case they cannot be removed.
races valid for record attempts shall be approved by IKSA (or the national
federation affiliated with IKSA).
200 meters tailwind may not exceed 2 metres per second measured with
a wind meter.
all distances the start and finish shall be on the same altitude from
on more than 200 m distances can be arranged on a track that is not
longer than the race distance and the start and finish are located on
the track or not more than 50 metres aside the track and the start pole
is no more than 70 metres apart from the finish pole.
race organiser shall inform IKSA (or the national federation affiliated
with IKSA) beforehand and send results and number of participants afterwards.
organiser may restrict the length of spikes in competitors' footwear
if the race is arranged on a skate track that cannot be refrozen before
a successive skating event. In case such restriction is made then it
must be made known early enough and allowed spikes must be available
at the event location at a reasonable price. The restricted spike length
shall be long enough in order to give a sufficient grip also for a top
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revision: 11.4.2002 by Esa Mononen