Which Sports Can Benefit from Sports RADAR?

Athletes of all ages work every day to improve their skills in order to take their game to the next level. From young sports enthusiasts to professional athletes, it’s all about training. In a few short months, the eyes of the world will be on Paris, France as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad (Paris 2024) commence. More than 10,000 athletes will compete over 19 days, putting years of training to the ultimate test.

From Olympians and professional athletes to college, high school, and club level athletes, training programs that include professional sports performance tools like RADAR make an impact. Kustom Signals knows handheld RADAR, and we’re here to provide you with the professional sports performance tools you want and need.

Sports that Have Benefited from Kustom Signals’ Sports RADAR

Coaches, trainers, and performance evaluators frequently opt for RADAR as a tool when working with athletes. Handheld RADAR can be used for a variety of sports, from football to lacrosse, soccer, archery, rugby, field and ice hockey, golf, skiing, and baseball. Let’s look at how some different sports benefit from RADAR technology.


RADAR has been used for about five decades in baseball. In the 1970s, Danny Litwhiler, the head baseball coach for Michigan State, had the idea of using police RADAR to track the speed of his pitchers’ throws. The coach arranged for a police officer and his cruiser to be at the field during the team’s practice; he was the pitcher throwing at 75 to 80 miles per hour. And the rest is history.

Fast-forward to today, and we’ve got the fastest pitch on record by Aroldis Chapman in 2010, a 105.8 miles-per-hour fastball. How was this record-setting pitch captured? RADAR. Without technology like RADAR, it’d be difficult to capture these milestones. It also would make it more challenging in training aspects.


Like baseball, ice hockey is another sport where RADAR technology plays can play a beneficial role in training. The Falcon SR handheld RADAR from Kustom Signals is the ideal tool for determining puck speed, from the slap shot to the snapshot, and more.

Field hockey can make use of the Falcon SR as well, utilizing it to gauge shot speeds from various angles. The handheld technology makes it easy to change position, while the display is designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight.


Tracking swing speed to achieve longer drives down the fairway can help a golfer take their game to the next level. Coaches and scouts can determine swing speed when compared to different clubs or the distance the ball travels, as well as swing consistency.


Downhill skiers need to know their speed. Professional sports RADAR gets the job done, measuring the speeds from above or below the skier’s position as they pass the RADAR. Look to the Falcon SR from Kustom Signals for clocking downhill speed with high-precision accuracy, an LED screen, and an easy-to-use push-button interface.

Our Existing Handheld RADAR Modified for Dynamic Soaring

Dynamic soaring is a technique using wind shear to help gain energy. Radio-controlled glider operators worldwide compete against each other in attempts to break world speed records using dynamic soaring. These gliders with no motors can achieve speeds of more than 500 miles per hour through dynamic soaring. A record of 564 miles per hour was set in 2023 by Spencer Lisenby. With the Falcon DS from Kustom Signals, it’s easy to get an accurate speed measurement when attempting these high-speed adventures.

Top Sports RADAR Products from Kustom Signals

Kustom Signals offers the Falcon SR and the Falcon DS, two high-tech sports RADAR units that are the game changers you need. The Falcon SR is ideal for a full day out at the ballpark, golf course, or other venue because it runs on a low charge and features the long-lasting battery you want. LED display for daytime viewing plus a backlight for nighttime is standard. Choose from the corded or cordless version for ease of movement.

The Falcon (Dynamic Soaring) DS is a favorite with glider enthusiasts and currently is the most used RADAR gun for high speeds as it displays speeds up to (the current world record of) 548 miles per hour. It boasts the newest directional features that include the Dual Channel Microwave antenna and the DSP or Directional Digital Signal Processing.

For additional information about the Falcon SR and DS handheld RADAR for sports applications and more, please contact us today.

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