The Scientific Study of Clay Target Shooting
Case Study #3 DryFire Combined with SportExcel
1/3/2015 Room Orientation Decision
- We have been working through a variety of different layouts for DryFire in the subject's home. The room to be used for this case study has a very tall cathedral ceiling which cuts in the side wall. Prior to building a frame for the 10-foot long backdrop, we decided to run a trial using the capabilities of DryFire for angled walls. WOW. That's quite a feature. I have to say, the mathematics required for this arrangement is pretty impressive. If I had to go that way, I'm sure it would work. However, for the subject, watching the laser move from horizontal 2-D to moving toward him while the mind saw the bird moving away, was simply too distracting. We resolved to make a frame for the backdrop and hang it vertically from the curved part of the ceiling.
1/12/2015 Initial Setup
- With a 1x2 frame attached to the 45° angle wall with custom brackets, the initial setup is ready to go. Look carefully and you can see the first laser-bird in flight and the DF monitor at the left. I'm excited
- While setting my initial SportExcel goals for 2015, I set myself a low level goal of hitting 5/5 at station 3 since I had been struggling getting the hang of it. The following day I shot 5/5 from station 3 and 4/5 at each of the other stations. This was without any real effort to get into the zone. But I was sortof there.
- Once I got the hang of visualizing a small dot in two dimensions, my scores went way up with both my 682 and my Summit. I'm ready to start some serious practice.