Originally Posted by Pete_Shearer
HFT as I understand was created to get away from the elitist sport that FT turned into.
UKHFT has pretty much followed the FT route, setup was meant to remain basic, but to 'help' we allowed butt hooks, butt extensions to enable resting the butt on the ground, hamsters etc etc. etc. Etc. Can't but think it's just as elitist in its own right. Anyone else remember the quotes of "turn up with a basic setup and compete on the same level as everyone else"? Not very bright decisions IMHO.
I thought Masters was going move us back to the original sport HFT was intended to be. Perhaps have something for the novices and intermediates who will never be up on the pedestal we so often see the regular elite few guys. But here we are again same old story.
Shame there's still nothing for the novices to compete in, no grades so their up against the elitist shooters from day 1. Not many sports out there where you are expected to complete on the same level as a world champion in your first comp. That for me is exactly where we are lacking in HFT, novices are there to boast the numbers with no chance of competing on the same level apart from the raffle.
Have you shot an HFT Masters?
I don't think you could help and encourage novices more if you went and poked the targets down for them?
There are 2 tiers, so beginners can compete and have a chance to get on the rostrum.
Yesterday Laity and Dan Measures were among the winners, hardly the same old faces week in week out.
(Particularly in Rog's case, we had to explain what 1st 2nd and 3rd meant :-D)
But it's the internet and you can have an opinion, just like me