Who cares about the reaction pads. There is no need for them to be uniform. If you don’t have one to practice with, use tivo, no tivo us a camera, no camera, just look at the damn starts and figure out if they are fast or slow. I mean ncaa mandated relay pads thats a joke.
They don’t really help anyway, hope has a pad, gcc has a pad, kenyon has a pad, pretty sure they all dqed.
However I do understand your frustration, if it makes you feel better I was 20 feet from kzoo’s relay and a relay pad was not needed to provide evidence of cheating. What I am unsure about it why a team that was crushing their heat needs to push a start, it was obvious they were getting in.