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Old 20th July 2016, 06:22 PM
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Hello guys
I am new to this forum and have never taken part in any HFT so I am here to learn.
I am not sure what is in my area so may have to travel.
What do I need to get started.
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Old 20th July 2016, 08:22 PM
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Just locate your closest HFT club (the soon to be non Europeans can help you more than I with that!) and spend some time there with the established members, politely looking, asking and most importantly listening. Most people will be only too happy to point you in the right direction / let you try their kit.
Or you can just dive in, spend a fortune and then realise that what you have invested in does not work for you / the discipline of HFT.
Be a little patient and take some time to learn / understand, good practice for when you finally get equipped because without those traits you shall not progress far
And ASAP just participate in as many comps as possible, don't be concerned about your experience / ability, because that is where you shall really learn and develop and ultimately be able to make informed decisions about what kit / adjustments / tweeks etc you might actually benefit from.
There are no tangible shortcuts which for most of us only adds to the attraction of the HFT & FT disciplines, have fun, most of us do!.
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Old 20th July 2016, 09:02 PM
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Hello guys
I am new to this forum and have never taken part in any HFT so I am here to learn.
I am not sure what is in my area so may have to travel.
What do I need to get started.
Cheers.
A good eye for judging distances , if you have a dog, take it for a walk and while its having a sniff , pace out that lampost , crack in the pavement etc
learn your kill zone sizes by eye and know what aimpoints you can get in them , check out brian samsons range finding hints on anston, s website , then DONT rush into buying a gun , if you must rush , get a tried and tested old faithful with the view to changing to something that suits you after youvebuild up a bit of knowledge and experience , best place for that is a local club or comp , good luck , main thing tho enjoy it
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Old 20th July 2016, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the welcome guys.
I live on the north east coast. I really like springers but do have PCP's in 177 and 22.
I was hoping to make do with the kit I have and try to adapt best I can.
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Old 21st July 2016, 06:52 PM
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Hello guys
I have just watched that video clip on the front page and noticed the level of equipment that is being used.
Is there different level in the same competition for say springers ?.
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Old 21st July 2016, 07:10 PM
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Classes are Recoiling, pcp 0.22, open ( anything, but mainly pcp 0.177 (inc 0.20)). Ladies, Juniors (2 age groups at national comps).
Use what ever gun you like in the class, whatever your budget, as long as it meets the rules re power, hamsters and butts/'hooks'.
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Old 21st July 2016, 07:16 PM
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Don't, really, please don't be put off by the equipment other people are using, learn to just compete against yourself with whatever you are using, learn and progress.
Yes, springers / piston / recoiling guns are classified differently into a class of their own, the psychiatric counseling bills can be high but, when it all comes together no finer sense of achievement
Have a look at the scores of e.g. Steve Privett & Brian Samson, it's about the skills of the person behind the trigger, not the bling
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Hi Tbone, your nearest club is probably York FTC, we do both HFT and FT. If you pop over this Sunday I will gladly take you show some gear etc and walk you round a course.
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