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Greysides
04-05-2010, 01:10 PM
I was at my first field comp recently and I thought I'd show a few of the shots. I was kicking myself for the first half of the course as I'd forgotten my camera. I was kicking myself on the way home once I realised I'd my camera phone with me all along!

The first two pictures are the same target. It's hard to appreciate the slope form the first photo.

I think it was a 10m marked- for barebow.

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1163/p1010132800x600.jpg


http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9940/p1010138600x800.jpg

Greysides
04-05-2010, 01:13 PM
This was a 20m unmarked. The footing was steep. With the backdrop, it was not a good one to overshoot.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8196/p1010128600x800.jpg

Greysides
04-05-2010, 01:17 PM
This was about 25m, unmarked. It seemed straight-forward but all my arrows went high left, still scoring but why???? Presumably fooled by the angle of the target.


http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4440/p1010130600x800.jpg

Greysides
04-05-2010, 01:20 PM
Some weren't too bad, though there was just enough slope on this one to add a little difficulty.


http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1238/p1010131600x800.jpg

Greysides
04-05-2010, 01:28 PM
This was a 50m marked. With 26# Samick limbs the aiming was ........... inventive..........all three hit the butt, so at least I was spared hunting in the grass behind. Surprisingly, with 1816 arrows and a 30" draw, my point-on was 40m but 10" left for windage.


http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/8465/p1010148600x800.jpg

tgross144
04-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Looks like a great fun course. But, tell the guy with the backpack to take it off when shooting. He might get better chest/shoulder expansion without the extra weight.

Tim

Dave Holquist
04-08-2010, 08:26 AM
Looks like fun! I'm not aware of much FITA field shooting here in the US, but my club, Chicago Bowhunters, will be hosting our first FITA field event June 12-13. It'll be an education. :)

Greysides
04-08-2010, 05:33 PM
It wasn't just fun Dave, it was GREAT fun!

My first time out. I was reluctant to go and had to be bossed into it. My form wasn't good enough. My bow wasn't tuned well enough. I was busy with work so I was tired. I hadn't been practicing enough...............you get the drift.
(My sightings were only taken the afternoon before, on the level- that bit is true.)

I'd heard that field archery was addictive and now I know how true that is. It didn't hurt that it was a lovely pleasant bright Spring day and the back drop of mountains seen from the higher targets was lovely.....I must look up some shots the wife took.

The best target of the day I'd no camera for. It was over a cliff. Vertigo switch at 'OFF' please. I'd guess about 55 degrees down. I shot the distance at 20m and had the arrow splat into the ground at the foot of the stand. At least I could see it. Next shot, try 30m.... clipped the top of the butt and went into the grass behind it. Okay, split the difference, 25m. Got a yellow! I would have been happy to go home at that!! I probably got 5 out of a possible 18 points for that target but it was the best 'craic' of the day.

I brought home all my arrows, mission accomplished!

stevelong
04-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Aidan, nice pictures, thanks for sharing them.

Greysides
04-14-2010, 02:54 PM
.........it was a lovely pleasant bright Spring day and the back drop of mountains seen from the higher targets was lovely.....I must look up some shots the wife took.




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Not as good as I thought but a taster.

Greysides
05-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Back to my favourite haunts. A few more targets. We're lucky the host club are able to get access to such favourable land and have people willing to do the work required to set up such a course.

This was a 60cm face at the max unmarked distance of 30m. It was hard enough to tell the face size to get the estimation in the right range.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9144/p1030152v.jpg



This shot is a marked 35m. It's hard to tell from the picture but the cliff ends just beyond the tape. It's an 80cm face.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6109/cliffshot.jpg

Greysides
05-10-2010, 05:41 PM
This is a view from the sighted recurve peg. The barebow peg was down the slope under the briars.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4480/birchtree.jpg


This one was uphill about 18m.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/6069/throughthefork.jpg

Greysides
05-10-2010, 05:56 PM
Only mountain goats need apply. 5m marked.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8411/highledge.jpg


This one looked as though it would fall down on top of you if you hit it. It seemed to be perched right above you.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7696/tilt.jpg




The course was deliberately difficult. Even the marked short distances had some trick to them... angled up/down, slanted away from you, set at a tilt or just plain awkward to get footing.

Even the open marked shots were across uneven ground that gave a misleading impression of distances or were twisted to make it difficult to align the riser vertically.

Once you gave up on getting a reasonable score you could get down to enjoying the technical aspects of the course and its set up.

Greysides
05-10-2010, 05:57 PM
Surroundings were magnificent. With the late Spring we've had all foliage is fresh and light green.

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4519/sugarloaff.jpg

Scooter
05-10-2010, 06:20 PM
Those pictures are awesome. You have me really looking forward to trying field this year.

buejeger
05-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Thanks greysides.... nice pics... getting impatient... still waiting for the snow to melt here (and it snowed last night and its 0 degrees right now!!!) so we can get our field /3D range set up.. in the meantime its plain old target practice...

Greysides
05-11-2010, 02:46 AM
Word at the competition was that the previous years course got a difficulty of 9.9 out of 10 from FITA who rate each course.
The organiser was going for a full 10 this year. I also heard it said that the location/course is considered the best in Europe. And we did have visitors from Norway, the UK and The Netherlands so we had an International Shoot-Out at the end of the first day. Northern Ireland won. Some excellent barebow shooters up there!

Normally, the shots at the 'bunnies' are considered 'money in the bank' (Have to maximise them); after that marked shots should be good point accumulaters. Unmarked long shots would be the chancey ones.

With this course even the marked 'bunnies' were not straight-forward. The course builders art came into play. There were NO easy shots. Height/drops played a large part in that. With some of the footing, you were lucky to get into a position to shoot. A very challenging course, enjoyed by all.... even two days of sunshine had been arranged in advance!

barking mad
05-11-2010, 03:36 AM
Super pictures, Aidan. Thank you.
The course seems interesting, to say the least.

-bm.

Greysides
05-11-2010, 03:49 PM
There are some great photos of the recent and previous shoots at the host clubs website here (http://www.wicklowarchery.org/photogallery.html).

buejeger
05-12-2010, 12:22 AM
Word at the competition was that the previous years course got a difficulty of 9.9 out of 10 from FITA who rate each course.
The organiser was going for a full 10 this year. I also heard it said that the location/course is considered the best in Europe. And we did have visitors from Norway, the UK and The Netherlands so we had an International Shoot-Out at the end of the first day. Northern Ireland won. Some excellent barebow shooters up there!

Normally, the shots at the 'bunnies' are considered 'money in the bank' (Have to maximise them); after that marked shots should be good point accumulaters. Unmarked long shots would be the chancey ones.

With this course even the marked 'bunnies' were not straight-forward. The course builders art came into play. There were NO easy shots. Height/drops played a large part in that. With some of the footing, you were lucky to get into a position to shoot. A very challenging course, enjoyed by all.... even two days of sunshine had been arranged in advance!

Thanks for the link to the results, you said you had visitors from Norway, so I had a look to see who... only found Rune Næri, who is Norwegian but he lives in Northern Ireland, I met him at the field champs here in Norway last year and the indoor champs a couple of months ago... He said he will be bringing a bunch of Nothern Irish barebow shooters to the Oslo open in june.. I will be attending and this will be my first big field competition after my switch from trad to barebow... in for a tough fight, but still got a cipule of months to get things in shape.. just really need that snow to melt so I can practicing the steep ups and downs!

You coming to Oslo?

Nathan

Greysides
05-12-2010, 01:48 AM
Oslo...no.

I've a host of improvements identified to work on and that'll take time. I also have a job that's a little tying. I would like to work up to a position where I would be somewhat competitive in that arena.

Maybe in a couple of years............

Did you like the photos? As a pro...........

They're a lot better than mine! I didn't like taking too many as it would distract my shooting companions, We also kept up a reasonable trot around the course. Some degree of fitness is required!

buejeger
05-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Yes I know all about tying jobs... being your own boss can mean less freedom than you might think! but I have blocked those two days in june, and unless a BIG wedding turns up I will be going!

Thoroughly enjoyed the pics thanks, Nice shots with a good mix of detail, closeups of shooters and overview... nicely done. And from a shooters point of view, nice too.. I felt I was there... but oh how I miss deciduous woodlands..... coming from the most wooded county in England I can get quite tired of all the conifers here in Norway... despite the stunning scenery....

Nathan