Tracing in the Rain
The equipment is water-resistant. Your TraceCam, Tracers and Tripod can all be exposed to the rain.
The TraceCase should be kept someplace dry during the game. The case, if closed, will be fine in the event of a light rain, but if rain becomes heavy it can get too wet.
In the event that there is a delay, make sure that everything (tracers and camera) is powered down. We recommend that you take the battery pack with you to cover, but leave the camera where it is. Moving the camera (besides lowering it) will affect the results. 👍
For TraceCam 1 (white cameras) only: if heavy rain is expected, we advise removing the battery pack, leaving the camera where it is, and covering the connection between the external battery pack and the Camera’s power cables with a half-gallon plastic bag.
Tracing when Windy
We provide 3 empty sandbags with each set of equipment. Please remember to fill all 3 sandbags with about 10lbs of sand each. This will ensure the tripod is secure.
Don't want to use sandbags? Check out these alternatives!
If winds begin to pick up and you notice tripod is not secure, please lower the tripod and stop tracing. (If the tripod is not secure and the camera falls, it will not be possible to process your game, and you will not receive results.)
Tracing in Extreme Heat
If you are playing in extreme heat please store the equipment in the shade before and after each game.