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Old 18th September 2013, 08:56 AM
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Some of you may have seen this picture on FB where there is some debate as to its legality under the WFTF Rules. I am led to believe there were more than a couple of shooters using this method. Looking at the extra height it gives, it would be a cheap option for those awkward uphill shots.
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Old 18th September 2013, 09:09 AM
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You mean, the footstool appendage to the bean bag?

I can see this evolving as a "is it permanently attached to the bean bag" issue.

Personally I think it is only in use to try to negate the skill of the course setter so I'd be happy to see it excluded.
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Old 18th September 2013, 09:12 AM
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Neil you silly sausage, there are NO WFTF rules.

If you ignore them there are no consequences, nothing in the constitution to deal with any RGB that ignores them! It is going to be a free for all, Germany had an average of 40% reducers per course, with full permission from the WFTF president

A beanbag may be used for sitting or kneeling shots, although it doesnt state how many you may use!
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To me, "a beanbag" is singular. That would mean "one beanbag"... amirite?
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Neil you silly sausage, there are NO WFTF rules.

If you ignore them there are no consequences, nothing in the constitution to deal with any RGB that ignores them! It is going to be a free for all, Germany had an average of 40% reducers per course, with full permission from the WFTF president

A beanbag may be used for sitting or kneeling shots, although it doesnt state how many you may use!
Sorry Conor. But according to your reply the WFTF rules are in the head of the current WFTF president.....I remember talking to you at Weston Park about it now. I am over 50, so will put it down as a senior moment.
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Our Irish friend is sort of right, or so it seems:

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Bean bags, elbow pads & knee pads- refer to host NGB rules.
See here. You'll need to scroll down to "equipment".
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Personally I think it is only in use to try to negate the skill of the course setter so I'd be happy to see it excluded.
Pardon, the skill to me is a balance, use of angles, target size and range, not just stick a 25mm up the closest tree at 20yrds at a 30-40 degree angle for 7 lanes in a row
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The EFTA can't suggest everything all the time.

It was posted by a welsh shooter. Been commented on by a northern Irish and Dutch shooter.

So there's 3 horses to carry a proposal before the WFTF
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This from WFTF website.


2.4 Reduced diameter hit zones. The total number of targets with reduced diameter hit zones may not exceed 25% of the total targets on that particular course. Maximum distance limitations for such targets are as follows:
Reducer size
15 mm
25 mm
Non-positional targets
20 metres
35 metres
Positional targets
Not allowed
20 metres

So according to the rules ( or no rules as the case may be) it's 25%, but a quick phone call to El Presidente can up this to 40%.

Can of worms....
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Lets all go to the Olympics to shoot 10m... only problem is when you get there it's 12m!
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