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Re: Cheetah speed [off topic]

lure coursing (for sight hounds) is a rag tied to a section of rope and
run through a series of pulleys set up on posts in a big empty field.  
(cornering is important in lure corsing) 

If they are using typical field lure coarsing set ups they aren't
exactly like a big oval track like track-and-field people use.

I haven't yet heard what kind of track they were doing all this timing


Steve Jackson wrote:
> Seems like a better methodology under the circumstances would be to have
> the cheetah wear a collar with a radio tag; since they're running a defined
> course you should be able to set up a good speed measurement without trying
> to keep the gun pointed at the cat. Fascinating effort, regardless! Good
> for them.
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