The Mantis BlackbeardX combines the two most powerful training platforms available - the MantisX and the Mantis Blackbeard. Additionally, it unleashes a completely new capability that the world has never seen before: in-depth dynamic shooting analysis. BlackbeardX goes far beyond a shot timer - it includes motion-based analysis of your efficiency in a high-speed, multi-target engagement. It analyzes your economy of motion across multiple dimensions, giving you real-time feedback on where and how you can improve your dynamic shooting. Currently available for any AR-15 and Sig Sauer MCX platforms (with more models coming soon).
Genius? Yes. Complicated? No. The BlackbeardX connects to the existing MantisX Pistol/Rifle app via Bluetooth, and gives you access to all the drills and courses you are already accustomed to. Additionally, new drills are unlocked and displayed automatically when connected to a BlackbeardX.
Each of the dynamic shooting drills gives you a score (0-100) based on a combination of three factors:
1) On-target delay score. Most shooters delay on target for longer than they need to. This metric tells you exactly how long you delay - and how much faster you could go with the same level of accuracy.
2) Over-travel. Multi-target transitions are often accompanied by moving the gun past or through a target before coming back to take the shot. BlackbeardX quantifies the egregiousness of the over-travel movement.
3) Transition path. The most efficient path between two targets? A straight line. Deviate from that path, and your score decreases. The more efficient the path, the more effective the shooting.
Combining these three metrics with a visualization of your shooting scenario crystallizes understanding we never had access to before.
And there's more.
Comparisons: Compare your session to previous session or those of other shooters. Every dimension is comparatively scored, with overlaid visualizations to easier distill strengths/weaknesses and consistencies/inconsistencies.
Heat Trace: a quick toggle enables you to see where your speed changes are impacting your movements, and how your movements are impacting your speed changes.
Drill Settings: You can set the allowable/acceptable on-target delay, the start buzzer timing constraints, and par times.
Phase Times: A detailed shot-by-shot breakdown of how long you stayed on target post-shot (goal: minimize this and start transitioning sooner), how much time was spent transitioning, and how much time you stayed on target pre-shot.
And this is just the beginning. Expect regular, significant, free MantisX Pistol/Rifle app updates.