kneeling lane

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  1. flyfisher

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    Hello,

    I have an interpretation problem of the FT shooting Rules

    When I have to shoot a kneeling lane , can I choose to shoot in a standing position (which is more difficult) or I am forced to use kneeling position only because I'm not a shooter with a disability
     
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  2. saltydog

    saltydog I smell something fishy

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    It's a compulsory lane ie what it says, the free style lanes can be taken prone, sitting, kneeling or standing.
     
  3. Conor

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    it's up to the RGB's rules.;) Some state it as a compulsory discipline and therefore must e takes as described. If the RGB has taken account of disability and an accepted and agreed alternate/adapted position may be used by those medically certified.
    If the RGB has not taken account of disability for compulsory discipline targets then if you cant take the shot in the described position, you may not use an alternate position and therefore it will be a miss.

    Personally if you can't take a kneeler then yuo should be permitted to take it standing, but that's only my opinion.
     
  4. RobF

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    I agree with Conor, but it will depend on what rule France use. In the UK you have to take it kneeling, but that is just our rules, not yours :)
     
  5. flyfisher

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    Thanks Conor, thanks Rob,

    I decided that the French FT rules would be the same as BTFA much as possible and in line with French law.
    So I'll fix that part of French FT rules which was not very explicit.
     
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  6. cwprice

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    Kneeling Lanes

    Hi Flyfisher.
    I would take a look at the BFTA Main Shoot Rules before you make any decisions. Disabled people can shoot compulsary lanes using a alternative position in agreement with the chief marshall before the shoot begins.
     
  7. rick

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    If you cannot kneel you can either stand or use the disabled kneeling position, but you must obtain the chief marshals permission first. He should then inform the other marshals of his decision.
     
  8. Conor

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    Think we had this before Rick, you cannot stand at a kneeling lane in BFTA rules, you must use the alternate disabled position which is approved by the BFTA, the chief marshal on the day of competition will approve of your eligibility for you to use it.
     
  9. rick

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    Regulation 10 only refers to the disabled positions, however in the disabled rules it says, "If you feel you are unable to use the alternative position for whatever reasons you will need to discuss it with the chief marshal".
    The chief marshals decision is final if he says you can shoot your kneelers standing then you can. There are shooters out there who suffer from knee problems but don t consider themselves disabled in the sense of the word and would not want to use the alternative positions.
     
  10. holly

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    Stand .

    When i had a bad kne at the worlds ( in england ) i asked the chief marshal if it was alright to stand and was told yes . as a weaker position than kneeling . i was clear to use it . common sense after all . but only with the chief marshals consent ??? HOLLY:)
     
  11. flyfisher

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    Thank you for your answers
     

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