All true but I guess I'm not sure why in this day and age with the fees we all pay to either mountains or ski organizations, anyone would feel it's a luxury to have live timing vs. the days of yesteryear. Fees aside, last ski season we all had this now standard luxury via live timing. This year, only a few of us. It makes no sense and it's not a challenging problem to fix. High speed internet, computers, shaped skis, and helmets are no longer considered a luxury. Neither should live timing. I also find it quite odd that a US ski organization would look to a European partner when there are US companies that can provide the same service - but that's a philosophical tangent.
One could argue that if you were to look at this objectively and survey the mountains, racers, coaches, and families of racers, what percent of them feel Vola is delivering results? I can only guess based on personal experience and interactions in New England, less than 50%. My main objective is to alert USSA,stop feeling frustrated every time I check ussalivetiming, and influence the organization to find a solution to a problem. All the other conversation about how it's a problem, why it's a problem, who has this problem, software, hardware, and details that RA's and mountains deal with are in my opinion missing the main point. All USSA members should enjoy the same electronic timing as we all used to enjoy in past seasons. This is no longer the case since the introduction of the Vola partnership. Time to fix it. That simple.
USSA folks are aware of this thread and undoubtedly this issue. Why are you silent? Please join the conversation and solution, maybe we can help but it's time to acknowledge and solve the issue.