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About motosapiens

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  1. well duh. Add 1 to 3 other ports/windows/shooting positions/views/locations, and you get 4. I'm good at math.
  2. it's just math, assuming you have 25 rounds or more, if there are only 3 positions, then there is no way to shoot the stage without requiring more than 8 shots from at least 1 view.
  3. looking at the rules, it appears you can alter the mag to add 2 oz more than the stated weight of the gun and mag.
  4. thanks for pointing that out. that is useful information to remember.
  5. Can you explain what part is cheating? what rule does it break to use heavier basepads while remaining within the weight limits for production?
  6. and you wouldn't actually shoot any better or more accurately, lol. I would spend the time practicing instead of trying to make my mags heavier.
  7. I had that discussion with kevin Imel when proofing stages for a section match a couple years ago. His opinion was that a step or two makes it a different view. My opinion is if there are no vision barriers, or different targets being exposed, it's the same view. For example, if I can see 6 targets, and take 1-2 steps forward and see 2 more (so now I can see all 8) those are 2 different views. OTOH, if I take 2 steps and can still only see the same 6 targets, and not from different ports or doorways or whatever, it's all one view. Of course my opinion doesn't matter.
  8. I would have given you a procedural per-shot fired unless the wall was touching the fault line (and therefore 'inside the shooting area')
  9. would be better english to write 'standing inside the shooting area', and standing on the fault lines is clearly inside the shooting area. I personally never use the phrase 'fault lines' in a wsb.
  10. Yep. It is completely wrong and dumb, and makes a mockery of mathematics and logic, but Troy's ruling means we have all agreed to be wrong together, in the same way. One foot outside of the fault lines is considered 'out', even tho it isn't really, but we can all pretend. One foot out is actually only a 'foot fault', which is an entirely different thing. I would guess with the same failed logic, standing with both feet in and touching something outside the shooting area with your hand or knee would also be considered 'out', lol.
  11. and RO's are smart. Had a guy on my squad at A3 get bumped to open because on an empty gun start, he fired 10 rounds, and didn't go to slide-lock or have to rack the slide when he reloaded.
  12. this rule hasn't changed in any substantial way to my knowledge in the 5 years i've been shooting and RO-ing. as memphismechanic notes, if you *have* to fire more than 8 rounds from a particular position, the stage is not legal. period. end of story. In the original scenario, you HAVE to fire more than 8 rounds from at least one of the two positions. stage not legal. the end.
  13. we used a 10lb dumbbell to activate a stomp-pad at a match recently. The dumbbell was places about 1/3 of the way from the start position to the stomp pad, allowing a number of choices as far as what (if anything) to shoot one-handed.
  14. there's no such thing as 'having to run backwards'. you can run in whatever manner you choose, as long as you keep the gun pointed downrange.
  15. as previously mentioned, 'close to' isn't a dq. Every dq I have called for 180 has been absolutely no doubt. also note that you only have to remove your finger from the trigger guard when clearing a malfunction if you move the gun so it is clearly not pointing at targets. It can be hard to tell the difference between 'still in the trigger guard' vs 'out of the trigger guard but next to it'. At any rate, it is good to think about these things. Especially when learning, you will miss some stuff, or not be sure about it. That is better imho than making a call where you are actually guessing.