I have stayed away from posting so furiously here on the forum for a while after I was told by a member "deadmans" shooting style was "shyte", I simply felt it was the wrong feedback for me at the time I posted, everyone is different and declaring a "certain" style or position as useless made me lose the enthusiasm to post or ask here. It was short sighted feedback in my view, but then I am new so take my opinion with a pinch of salt...
I have since used the "deadmans" to not only improve my shooting scores by a massive margin but have slowly included adapting shooting over the knees for higher shots as is required. The style suits me for what I want to achieve in FT so far and I feel more and more confident in each shot I take and most importantly I really enjoy shooting every lane, hit or miss. I learn all the time, slowly as I'm blonde but every shot adds up to my "database".
This brings me back to the 90's when moto GP was still run with 500cc two strokes and the likes of Wayne Rayney, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz were the kings of their track, all wonderful and at the top of their game. If you were a purist and worked your presumptions purely on what riding style would make for the better then Kevin Schwantz would never have been able to be successful, never mind that he became a world champion when the field had two of the best riders of the era racing with him. He rode high, even lifted his centre of gravity coming into corners, a "shyte" way of racing in anyone's book, but he didn't listen to them and him riding like a "shyte" he simply rode, I feel the same about FT shooting but will always be open to advice, especially as I have been blessed to have a group of shooters that have been incredible tutors and examples that I get to shoot with every few weeks.
So after all that here is my question:
I have used an eye shade on my Big Nikko and have initially found it to be a help as it simply meant I could find my ideal distance between scope and my eye quickly, now I find it's a hindrance as my seated eye position and angle relative to the axis around the scope changes from deadmans to shooting kneeling and then obviously standing. Now I still have a lot to learn and my positionals are still crap but the issue of an eye shade will remain the same whether I improve or don't do my style.
I feel I am better off removing the eye shade as I have a wide rim hat for shade and getting centre in the scope will be more accurate without the eye shade, I simply have to settle myself at the right distance with a bit more practice.
Has anyone else walked the same road with an eye shade or have some feedback?
Thanks as usual.