Field Target Harness????

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  1. SHOOTER

    SHOOTER New Member

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    Does anyone know where I can buy a field target harness, you know the one you use for the sitting position in the field target matches. I am located in the USA.
     
  2. saltydog

    saltydog I smell something fishy

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    Honest piece of advice

    If you ever want to be any good at ft do not use one, If you have a physical problem fair enough.
     
  3. Baltipal

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    Hi Shooter. We don't use such things over this side of the herring pond but a good place to ask the same question would be HERE.
    If you are shooting sub 12fpe & you have no physical impairment at all I wouldn't get used to using one at all if I were you but the game in the States does have it's own flavour so if you feel you need one then good luck to you.:)
     
  4. chuckjordan2

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    I, Personally do not use a harness

    But many of our senior members do. I'm talking people 65 and over.

    I would say there is a high percentage of people shooting FT in the USA over 65 and shooting FT. It's not a young mans sport here.

    What is the age demographics of FT in the UK? I ask this as I've not been to a match there (yet). One day I'd like to fly over with my EV2.

    I am a youngster by comparison (50), live in the USA, and don't wear straps.
     
  5. RobF

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    i'd take a swing and say mid 30's... hard to guage because there's people from all ages... from those that carry dust from the 1800's to those that can't even remember the 90's.
     
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    The chap I travel with to shoots is over 65 and still kicks my backside at most shoots (I'm 43) - he maintains a 90% average.

    Ian Taylor is 50+ and still one of the best shots in the world.

    When it comes to the time that I need strapping up to take a shot I will find another hobby ;)

    Dave.
     
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    Ok, now dave has said that... 40 then :D
     
  8. Conor

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    What age is Sir Bobby Banks?
     
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    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Venerable :D
     
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    TOOL Independent FT Pumper

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    Your my Hero Dave.
     
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    Give you a rough idea Will and LSR, they both sot Newbury worlds in 98 in the veterans:eek:
     
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    saltydog I smell something fishy

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    Don't think bobby is into being tied up
     
  13. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Specialist websites and clubs for that kind of thing ;)
     
  14. Mr P

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    Hi Shooter i shot in the worlds 2007 in tennersee quite a few of you guys where wearing the bondage gear along with shooting jackets and i even saw 1 guy with a bench rest bag on his knee with the above, considering we have club members in their early 80s and quite a few in their 70s none of these guys use any of the above.At the worlds a fair amount of Americans were supprised by how stable some of the English guys were in the supported and off hand positions but this is only down to lots of practice and only using gloves/jackets to enhance rather than replace good technique,ATB steve
     
  15. Conor

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    Quite agree Steve.
     
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    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Talking as a relative novice in such company is it not bad practice to strap yourself up? Its not something i'd see myself doing, instead wanting to sort myself out instead.
     
  17. Mr P

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    Hi Will the guys in the states use the straps because they can and i can,t fault them because that is how they want to do our sport, when we went their we knew they would be using them along with 20ft pounds if you don't like them you don't go to play there after all when in rome.
     
  18. Willbe

    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    True, fair comment, but not sure how happy i'd be if if i saw bondage being practiced on the FT course here! :D
     
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    hi will think you will find they are not legal here steve
     
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    Willbe I Like BIG Hats!

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    Okies, was a personal view too.
     

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