With the original Sport-Thieme starting clap board for use in athletics “on your marks, get set, go!” rings twice as loud thanks to the acoustic clap and the visual indication given by the two bright colours, which make for a fantastic race.
Using starting clap boards correctly
The right starting clap board is among the essential equipment for any sports facility. Expert use is particularly important for making correct timing as accurate as possible.
The 3 steps to using a Sport-Thieme starting clap board
Grasp the starting clap board using both handles. Raise it above your head and open the clap board until the halves create a horizontal line. This should be accompanied by the call “On your marks!”. This is followed by “Get set”, at which point you should close the clap board halfway, creating a V shape. The last step is to clap both halves of the board together while calling out “Go!”. The runners and timekeepers should therefore both start at the same time.