GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

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GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

Post by Turbo_Python » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:02 pm

I've ran DerbyMaster for 2 years now for our pack. It's a hand-me-down, no one's any kind of expert in it, and it's a little glitchy. Our pack is looking at GPRM now. Which is really better?


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Re: GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

Post by Rukkian » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Since this board was started by the creator of GPRM, it may be a little biased, but I have used several products in the past (not sure about derbymaster), and of everything I have tries/seem, GPRM is much cleaner, and easier, while being full functioned.

Our pack has added pieces each of the last 2 years. We started with an old version of GPRM, and updated that and added race replay last year. Now this year we updated both of those, and added raceFX. The products just work.



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Re: GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

Post by birddog » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:09 am

I was in the same situation 2 years ago. I became the PWD chairman and we had a software solution that wasn't very good. I did my research, purchased GPRM and it has been the best investment we've made in PWD products for our pack to date.

The support for the software is second to none and the software is easy to use, works with all different kinds of timers, has options for those that like to tinker, has great reports for posting after the race and just plan works without problems.

I cannot recommend it highly enough. Oh, and I am a software engineer myself, so I can be a bit picky about software products.

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Re: GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

Post by TXDerbyDad » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:22 am

We love GPRM. Another successful Pack race in the bag today and not a hiccup.



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Re: GPRM vs DerbyMaster. Opinions please?

Post by Turbo_Python » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:27 pm

birddog wrote:I was in the same situation 2 years ago. I became the PWD chairman and we had a software solution that wasn't very good. I did my research, purchased GPRM and it has been the best investment we've made in PWD products for our pack to date.

The support for the software is second to none and the software is easy to use, works with all different kinds of timers, has options for those that like to tinker, has great reports for posting after the race and just plan works without problems.

I cannot recommend it highly enough. Oh, and I am a software engineer myself, so I can be a bit picky about software products.

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That's exactly what I'm looking for, someone who's run both. I'm sure DerbyMaster is fine if you've had a ton of experience in it. Mine has been suffering from Runtime errors which shut it down in the middle of a heat. We lose the whole race and have to start over.


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promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition."
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