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Will Hewland

EJ Churchill CPSA reg ESP April 6th

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DKGibbs
30 minutes ago, Sian said:

I thought the pool shoot sportrap was hard.  I have not heard any feedback on the PL - did people considered it very tough then?

I won't post publicly on here but generally thought it wasn't great.

We were just saying it wasn't a great round and they said it was a new course setter.

Hopefully they consider the sun a bit more for the next shoot.

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Bebo

Second half was a bit stiffer than the first, but as a C class shooter I didn't think it was overly hard.  I shot early (started at 9) and only one stand was even vaguely affected by the sun (stand 7 I think), but even that OK you had plenty of time to get onto the affected target when it had moved away from the sun

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Sian
20 minutes ago, Bebo said:

Second half was a bit stiffer than the first, but as a C class shooter I didn't think it was overly hard.  I shot early (started at 9) and only one stand was even vaguely affected by the sun (stand 7 I think), but even that OK you had plenty of time to get onto the affected target when it had moved away from the sun

I didn't shoot well but I have hit a bit of a plateau and self doubt at the moment.  Currently trying to just get on with it and not dwell although as I am an emotional person it is quite hard to do.  I am taking comfort in other people's stories of getting in a rut and then get out of it.

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Bebo
1 minute ago, Sian said:

I didn't shoot well but I have hit a bit of a plateau and self doubt at the moment.  Currently trying to just get on with it and not dwell although as I am an emotional person it is quite hard to do.  I am taking comfort in other people's stories of getting in a rut and then get out of it.

I'm similar.  A bad shoot (or even a bad stand) and I end up doubting what I'm doing, hanging on to targets and slowing the gun as I'm trying to make sure rather than just doing it.  I'm feeling confident at the moment and things are going well.  Won't take much to change that though.

you feel like you've plateaued, I feel like I'm at the top of my game - we both scored exactly the same at WLS and EJC!

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Sian
1 hour ago, Bebo said:

I'm similar.  A bad shoot (or even a bad stand) and I end up doubting what I'm doing, hanging on to targets and slowing the gun as I'm trying to make sure rather than just doing it.  I'm feeling confident at the moment and things are going well.  Won't take much to change that though.

you feel like you've plateaued, I feel like I'm at the top of my game - we both scored exactly the same at WLS and EJC!

I was sick the day of WLS, I had been for a while so I was very glad to get that score as I was all over the place.  EJC well I just didn't get into it and I am such a "cut off my nose to spite my face person", I just give up trying.  I am trying to work on that but so so hard -  50 years of being that way.  I am my own worst enemy, when I should be trying to build a score I just don't bother.  I regret it every time but I don't change.  

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Bebo
3 minutes ago, Sian said:

I was sick the day of WLS, I had been for a while so I was very glad to get that score as I was all over the place.  EJC well I just didn't get into it and I am such a "cut off my nose to spite my face person", I just give up trying.  I am trying to work on that but so so hard -  50 years of being that way.  I am my own worst enemy, when I should be trying to build a score I just don't bother.  I regret it every time but I don't change.  

I had a cracking start (for me) at EJC with only 8 dropped on the first seven stands.  Wheel fell off on stand 8 (couldn't hit the battue for some reason) and I was pleased not to crash and burn totally, although I had a couple of other stands that weren't brilliant.

Part of my issue is that I have a good memory for numbers and I know what my score is.  If I'm not doing well early on I know I need to try to make it up and I put pressure on myself.  I've consciously stopped myself thinking about it over the last month and just focusing on the next two targets.  It seems to be helping a bit.

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Turkey
5 hours ago, Sian said:

I thought the pool shoot sportrap was hard.  I have not heard any feedback on the PL - did people considered it very tough then?

Someone Straighted it?

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Sian
10 minutes ago, Mrt said:

Someone Straighted it?

I can think of a few out there that could have done that just not me. 

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schmokinn

oops

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Sian
53 minutes ago, schmokinn said:

oops

Explain I'm thick and I can't shoot.

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schmokinn
12 minutes ago, Sian said:

Explain I'm thick and I can't shoot.

i posted what i posted in your thread here by accident,away with the fairies somewhere:oops:.....and i know you can shoot a bit :wink:

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buze

So there's another shoot at churchill tomorrow it seems. Was there yesterday, they have an 'interesting' pair of driven! One comes from the mega-high cherry picker, and other one same origin but halfway down, and slower. VERY easy to be caught out by the speed/distance difference! 

Dunno if it'll be in the registered shoot tho...

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Will Hewland

Yes EJ Churchill entries 10-4pm. All welcome, no booking needed. 100 CPSA registered. 

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buze

Well 79 -- a bit disappointed, as I completely sank at the super-fast grouse crossers. The good news is that I recovered from the disaster! Otherwise that was a ~85 in the making. Doh.

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Will Hewland

I see this thread is now discussing today's June shoot. ?

I thought it was a good shoot. Not a toughie, but only two stands that you really should straight. A decent test on everything else; enough to stop me straighting many stands. I missed a pair in the Grouse thinking I was going to hit the cage. I almost hung out of the front of it after that. 

If somebody is in polished mode, a big score will come in.

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GlawsterOldCodger

Nick Portlock put in an 98, some of these chaps really are outstanding,

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schmokinn

"missed a pair in the Grouse thinking I was going to hit the cage"

Is this a new thing in ESP?

seems the last 3/4 shoots i have been on have had cages pointing in completely different directions to the targets and causing you to beat your gun of the stand or miss!

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Will Hewland
15 minutes ago, schmokinn said:

"missed a pair in the Grouse thinking I was going to hit the cage"

Is this a new thing in ESP?

seems the last 3/4 shoots i have been on have had cages pointing in completely different directions to the targets and causing you to beat your gun of the stand or miss!

In this instance, you couldn't have done anything with the cage position. It was just that there was a fast r-l crosser followed by a fast l-r crosser.  I tend to shoot a bit late, so the two kill points were hugely apart. I was nearing the cage sides as I fired at each.

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schmokinn

The one i went to last week had sim l-r crossers one low and medium paced the other high and faster,cage was orientated to where the trap was so in the high fast one the cage was coming into my vision causing me to stop the gun.

Would say it was down to me being to slow but mist seemed to have the same problem,couldn't really shoot the other way round as you would be shooting the low one when it had  one leg on the ground ;)

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jasper

Well at least you had cages . As per esp rules. 

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Hamster

I honestly can't even remember there was a cage, my problem was they were practically skimming the grass so not so good for the vertically challenged ! The problem was both were fast and close but the report bird was much quicker and needed silly lead which the brain just can't compute, I was relieved with only one away.

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Bebo
22 minutes ago, Hamster said:

 not so good for the vertically challenged !

I've seen so many targets that just don't suit those of us that aren't blessed in the height department.  Willow Farm they often have targets that pop up above a bank long enough for my 6'4 husband to see for ages, but at 5'4 I can only see them for a fraction of a second.  At other grounds they have targets where the ideal hold point is above the side of the cage.  Again, fine if you're tall enough, but if you're short you can't get on the line of the target without hitting the cage.

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Sian
1 hour ago, Bebo said:

I've seen so many targets that just don't suit those of us that aren't blessed in the height department.  Willow Farm they often have targets that pop up above a bank long enough for my 6'4 husband to see for ages, but at 5'4 I can only see them for a fraction of a second.  At other grounds they have targets where the ideal hold point is above the side of the cage.  Again, fine if you're tall enough, but if you're short you can't get on the line of the target without hitting the cage.

I've taken to telling course setters now when faced with a ridiculous stand for midgets.  It's starting to sink in and credit to Bob at Southdown he has made changes for midgets.

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Ferret
20 minutes ago, Sian said:

I've taken to telling course setters now when faced with a ridiculous stand for midgets.  It's starting to sink in and credit to Bob at Southdown he has made changes for midgets.

Hi Sian, I noticed that yesterday shooting the Classic - one pretty low stand down the Lane layout had a set of small stepladders just inside with your name on.......... ???????

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Sian
9 minutes ago, Ferret said:

Hi Sian, I noticed that yesterday shooting the Classic - one pretty low stand down the Lane layout had a set of small stepladders just inside with your name on.......... ???????

Good, very handy. 

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