Old 29th October 2013, 08:39 AM
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Remove the bag from kneeling altogether, problem solved. 3 points of contact, easy peesy, if you need ankle support, use an approved ISSF roll

The bag will always be a contentious issue and difficult to marshal. You can't sit on a roll or can you use it to support 3/4 of you shin, buttox and ankle.
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Old 29th October 2013, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ellis d View Post
Looking at some of the kneeling positions I think il be going back to the knee all the way across the bag...until the rules are sorted once and for all.....my preference would be for a roll to support the ankle only, ps....2-1 fat boy
Are we allowed to use a roll instead of the bag ?
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Old 29th October 2013, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by buzz View Post
Are we allowed to use a roll instead of the bag ?
Check out the BFTA AGM Agenda and communicate with your Region Rep :-) Ankle rolls are not in the rules at present but of course could be.

I agree with Conor for my own view. I have started using nothing under the knee - better grounding :-) When there are 'sharps' about you need some protection (e.g. on courses shared with clay shooters).

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Old 29th October 2013, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ellis d View Post
Looking at some of the kneeling positions I think il be going back to the knee all the way across the bag.

It sounds as if you were happy your kneeler's were ok and you want to go back to wrong?
I have not seen the pic's ( I phone take's too long) the problem lie's with rule enforcement , too many people adopt the attitude that he,s getting away with it so I will join him.
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We normally have 2 Marshall,s that just swan about waiting for a shout.
Why not put kneeling lane's about 2/3 on the course and put Marshall's on them or request that you ask your buddy Marshall if he is happy with your position.
Just a thought on an endless debate.
I know I'm a 'newbie' and still learning.
So I asked Tony Cook to tell me if he saw me doing anything wrong or unsafe , on Sunday.
He didn't seem at all fazed by the request, nor did he look at all put out or puzzled by it.
I was confident that had he noticed me doing anything incorrectly, he would have happily said so.

In fact, after the shoot, Sue pointed out to me that she had noticed me not positioning my forearm support on my thigh correctly, on kneeling shots.
As I say - I'm a 'newbie'. but I'm grateful for advice.

Maybe someone who has been shooting for 30 years wouldn't be.
But I did get the impression that had I had the courage, temerity, and seen the need, to say something to Tony, he would have accepted it graciously; assuming that he acknowledged the validity of what I said, whether he liked it, or not.

So your suggestion Simon, seems a very reasonable one. IMO
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Old 29th October 2013, 08:19 PM
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Hi James, that looks better
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