a lot faster. u could coast thru the start area fast and off the gas and then let it have it at the line. someone like KK that has done the even for years would have to explain all the changes over the years.
lake hav. was shorted 1/4 in length by mistake. but everyone was at the same length. just hard to compare year to year. kilo's are hard to put on, but when the correct equipment is used; it's very accurate. but, again there has been many years where the correct equipment was not used and they still called it official. and stop watches over a radio is far from it!
this is why the SALTON SEA KILO is such a great event that is growing! they goto great lengths to ensure accuracy!