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View Poll Results: Do you always use the support.
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Old 20th April 2011, 10:13 AM
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Default Supported kneelers???

At the worlds on Sunday I was watching Kieran Turner in the shoot off and was amazed at how steadey he was in the kneeling position.

So my question is this, do you always use the support for supported kneelers or could you be more stable by ignoring it?
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Old 20th April 2011, 10:39 AM
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It depends; If I can get steadier using it or not, take the Hay Bale supported kneeler on the lakes, I found that using a reverse kneeling position (high leg to rear) that I was rock steady almost vice like, which I suppose if I was not using it then I would of been nowhere near as steady, but then again Kieran is one of the best kneelers in the game IMHO!
I have chosen in the past to just place my foot against the support (big tree trunks get me) because I could not find a secure position using it!
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Old 20th April 2011, 10:58 AM
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Gary I would say that kneeling is my strongest shooting position but sometimes using the available support
is actually a hindrance , In my opinion people will use the support believing its easier but it will sometimes take you out of your natural shooting position ie : leaning into a tree for support and not 'readjusting' can lead to all sorts of problems .


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Old 20th April 2011, 12:27 PM
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Sometimes, but I'm generally steadier without.
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Old 20th April 2011, 12:33 PM
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Really depends on the support, some of the shoots up here have an unusual idea of what a support actually is!
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Old 20th April 2011, 01:57 PM
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Usually without unless the support is very comfortable and steady.

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Old 20th April 2011, 03:19 PM
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reverse kneeler for me on the supported ( but free kneeling is not my stongest point)

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Old 20th April 2011, 05:30 PM
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Most of the time I use the support but it does depend what it is, some can make you wobble more than taking the shot unsupported.
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Old 20th April 2011, 06:28 PM
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Old 20th April 2011, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by dave benyon View Post
some can make you wobble more than taking the shot unsupported.
Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, can make me wobble more than an unsupported kneeler, no matter how bad the support is! If there were competitions for the most unsteady kneeler, I reckon I would would win the majority of them.

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