I want to seriously ask SAFTAA to look into the rule that states "A clear unobstructive view of the hit zone must be afforded from at least one shooting position"
The rules also say that "course designers are encouraged to use natural obstacles available to force a positional shooting position"
I have no problem with that, because it affects all, and force all shots to shoot from the same position, at that specific target, making the playing field level.
I have found it impossible to shoot at certain targets, using my prefered position, at some ranges, due to the lane not being cleared, so that kids, or myself can have a clear view at the hit zone.
We all want this sport to grow, and by building a range to suit certain shots, due to the shooting style that they prefer, and by that, causing smaller bodied shots, and kids from also having a clear shot at the target, is de -constructive, and does not help to promote our sport. I have witnessed kids shooting standing shots, where it was actually marked as kneelers, because they could not see the target, when in the kneeling position.
Why must I, or any other shot be penalised for their physical size, or prefered shooting style? Why cannot we level the playing field, by adopting the UK rule, that states that "the target must offer a clear view of the kill zone, from all shooting positions". By doing that, we will offer small kids, and shots using different styles than the normal, the opportunity to shoot to the best of their abbility, and also encourage shots to develop different styles, that might work best for them. Remember, not all people are built simular, and not one single style, will suit all.
Afterall, we want to develop the sport, not kill it by using certain rules to the advantage of some shots, due to their prefered shooting style, and then enforce it on all, just because they happen to be, or was on the commitee, that decides the rules.
I would like to shoot to the best of my abbility, and be judged by my shooting capabilitys, and not by my style, being different to what is the norm. Every one partisipating, should be offered the same opportunity, to shoot to their full potential, and not be outdone by some stupid rule.
So, please be so kind, as to look into this stupid rule, and change it, to the advantage of our sport, and offer all shots, including small kids, the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.