Originally Posted by JamesO
It is always nice to be mentioned alongside 'FT Greats'
Standing and kneeling are funny disciplines to master and I am nowhere near.
I reckon it is mostly in the head, positive mental attitude and all that. Practice helps if you get the chance.
I find the Silhouettes easier than Field Targets, you can get into a good routine with the former. I did quite a lot of 10m shooting when I was 16ish that helped tremendously and it stays with you. My technique would make 10m coaches cringe however.
Most important of all though is getting the buttock clench right, ballet lessons can help with this.........
Probably because with racks you are often on a more level firing point, or the clock is off... so you can either get into position easier, or there's no time pressure on getting it right, and once you've got it right it's a repeat exercise. With FT targets, they're all at different angles, the ground might not be right, and that clock is ticking, meaning you could be pressured into muscling a stance into working that might be better off rebuilding.
I'm going down to meow on weds with the sole aim of saving my standers from a decline and seeing what's gone to pot. It might just be trying to shoot them on 60x is a tad too much for me... nothing like a little bit of practice before doing 88 standers in a few days time