Ever ran into a timer ?

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Ever ran into a timer ?

Post by todd » Mon May 07, 2012 9:29 pm

Around 1 minute 10 seconds into the video my good buddy and RO is kind enough to have the timer held up in such a way that I run my face smack dab into it... talk about a new experience I didn't expect to have.... shitty run too with a lot of misses :p

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Post by sillycon » Tue May 08, 2012 9:59 am

Who shot the video on that one? That was an excellent perspective and extremely smooth!
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Re: Ever ran into a timer ?

Post by todd » Tue May 08, 2012 12:02 pm

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Re: Ever ran into a timer ?

Post by Ulwembu » Tue May 08, 2012 4:51 pm

In my world, that means a reshoot. Is he an RO newby?

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Re: Ever ran into a timer ?

Post by todd » Tue May 08, 2012 5:28 pm

Ulwembu wrote:In my world, that means a reshoot. Is he an RO newby?
He's a newishRO but a good one. He's been ROing for a couple months. People need to break the habit of holding the timer up. It doesn't have to be there , in fact it shouldn't be there except for the last shot.

It was funny though... I was grumbling about it as I ran to the next position

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Post by Paul Winters » Tue May 08, 2012 6:02 pm

As another perspective, I ask the Line RO's at the Knob Creek Subgun matches to hold the time up as the timer begins to drop when the RO gets tired. It is also a sign that the RO is focused and not a spectator. Line ROing shooters for a long time can be fatiguing, especially for a newish one. I would also ask that the Line RO hold the timer in his/her left hand on a right handed shooter (unless the shooter goes weak handed) so he/she has the right hand free to control the shooter/gun, if needed. Given enough time, we will see it all. Now, if he/she hit you with it....

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Re: Ever ran into a timer ?

Post by Ulwembu » Wed May 09, 2012 12:23 am

I agree with Paul in this (and not because he tought me this). There's no problem holding the timer up but he was to close to you and not anticipating what you were going to do (ie not paying attention). You'll see me holding the timer up and move in closer when that last shot is around the corner. If you know the course of fire and anticipate for that last shot, there's no need to get tóó close before the last shot is fired.

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