UKAHFT HFT positionals and impediments

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  1. Thomas_ZA

    Thomas_ZA New Member

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    It is not clear from the rules what to do in case a competitor has an impediment which would prevent him/her from taking a shot in a prescribed position. For argument's sake, a competitor has a knee injury which prevents this competitor from assuming a kneeling position, what is the official ruling on this?

    I believe that the shooter may then adopt a different stance, as long as this stance does not give an unfair advantage? In other words, a kneeling shot may also be taken from the standing position if the target is visible. (I would not know what the solution would be when a target that is to be shot kneeling is not visible when standing).

    Thus:
    Kneeling supported may be changed into a standing supported or unsupported,
    Kneeling unsupported may be changed to a standing unsupported.

    Is this correct?

    Thomas
     
  2. Brian.Samson

    Brian.Samson Allowed in Sales Staff Member

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    Kneeling lanes should be marked as 'Kneeling or Standing' so there isn't such a thing as a Kneeling lane - only 'Kneeling/Standing'.

    So there isn't a problem really - just follow what the signs say ;)


    This is from the course format :

    Kneeling shots should have a “Kneeling or Standing†sign positioned at the peg, these signs should be clearly visible by a shooter standing at the peg.
     
  3. Thomas_ZA

    Thomas_ZA New Member

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    Thanks! I also mailed Pete, and it's all clear now.
     
  4. stillwater

    stillwater Active Member

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    We have a guy at our club who is an amputee, we allow him to sit for his kneelers as its impossible to kneel on one leg.
     
  5. blackscale

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    I think that guy shot at our's, there are a couple of shots where there is a very awkward tree (just to mess with your parallax)...'cept it didn't work with him as he just pulled his leg off! :D:cool:
    Fairplay! :D:D
     
  6. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    are you allowed to remove body parts to gain an advantage,where would I stand?;)
     
  7. blackscale

    blackscale Member

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    You will just have to suffer with the rest of us Tugg! :D:D

    Hated the lollipops on unsupported so no tears from me! :D:cool:
     
  8. Retracted_Yeti

    Retracted_Yeti The Yeti Has Landed!

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    On one leg I would imagine!!!!!!:D:D:D

    Cheers.

    Roy.
     
  9. mikeygasbag

    mikeygasbag Member

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    He did use the plural Roy (body parts), so he may not even have a leg to stand on. :eek: :D

    Mike.
     
  10. Ash Bailey

    Ash Bailey Herder of delinquent cats.

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    Surely this equals "no visible means of support" which means he hasn't got the money to attend in the first place.

    Or alternatively, is he just bumming around? :confused:
     
  11. mikeygasbag

    mikeygasbag Member

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    You're on form Ash! :D

    Mike.
     
  12. simmmo

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    As has been already said no such thing as kneeling only but supported kneeling doesn't mean it has to be supported from the standing position if the shooter elects to shoot it this way.So course setters can set it as supported only in the kneeling position just make sure it is shootable standing.

    Monkey.
     

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