Think part of the problem is that the FT shoots pack 9 GP's into a period enough to see a GP almost every other weekend, with 2 full weekends either end of champs, masters, showdown, inters, and the euros, and the worlds... and the calendar is stuffed full in between. When I took the date for Boink, there was only 4 weekends free of any other shoot that wasn't FT, HFT or LV springer, or SH... and one of them I couldn't do.
We also shoot the SWEFTA summer series, which means we have a regional comp (albeit almost everything 1.5 - 3.5 hours travel) to throw into those dates as well. So for the local boys it would probably be just another comp.
I think there's 3 weekends I am not shooting until the showdown in October.
That's why i put the post up about saturdays.
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