It appears then, that unless we are allowed some form of braking mechanism, the event will be rather dependent on the floor surface; how clean it is, wet, what type of surface, etc, will it not?
I mean, even the tiniest change in mu will result in a relatively large change in distance, especially at the more competitive rounds where a couple cm can be everything. I'm not concerned so much with the difference between hardwood and tile, which, while is a factor, is not the same as the difference between a just cleaned surface vs a very dusty one that hasn't been cleaned in a couple weeks. Unless we get a braking mechanism, this doesn't seem very standard.
I do recognize that everyone at the competition will have to most likely put up with the same problems, but this does make testing it accurately very difficult and in a way rewards teams that can test on the competition floor should they take advantage of it.
Sooooo... braking mechanism please?