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At what speed do you rehearse a stage? Do you run thru the stage in your head as fast as you can or at a slower pace than you'd actually shoot it. Or somewhere in between?

 

I've always done it at a pretty fast pace. About as fast as I can.  Thinking I'll be shooting it at a fast pace so why not run thru it mentally at a fast pace. Recently I've been trying come up with something that's gonna help with a more consistent performance. Not sure if running thru the stage at a slower pace is gonna help or not. My thinking is it may allow for better rehearsal of everything but when the buzzer goes off a person would actually pick up the pace quite a bit. (Trying to hit that 90% zone)

 

I'm trying to find that balance of speed between practice and match performance. I'm currently on the too fast side of shooting a stage in a match. Which I'm sure everyone here has experienced that works well sometimes but the disaster factor is way higher . I think it may be easier to pick up the pace rather than slow down?

 

 

Thoughts? 

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I walk through the stage until I've got all the targets, positions, reloads, and the entire stage plan in my head. Then I will go through it at full match speed as many times as I need to, visualizing every shot on target

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I don't usually go through the entire stage at match speed.  I do go through the entry and exit from each position at full speed to see what target to come in on etc... I also learned that this helps to see how much of the target you can see etc...  During a walkthrough once I saw that I could take a headshot from a position that most people couldn't, due to my height that would save me from having to go to a whole other position.  Problem was I was standing straight up and when I ran the stage I came into that position with my knees slightly bent in my normal stance and all I could see was about the top inch and a half of the head.  I had to completely stand upright to take the shot and just that slight variation threw me off a bit.  Oh well lesson learned and now I do each entry and exit at full speed like I said.  Once I do that I do go through it mentally at full speed as many times as necessary to get it burned in. 

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Slow at first. Taking time on each target to ensure see what I need to and that I'm shooting the targets in each array in the order I planned.

 

Then full speed when visualizing up until the final airgun.

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The main thing with regard to speed is that you should not run it faster.  What I mean by that is, I see a lot of people giving about 1 second's worth of time in a position for a 4 second array.  Likely you will never get a full speed run due to people in your way, but at least try to do the shooting rehearsals as close to speed as possible. 

 

The next part that I try to do at speed is exits.  This helps reinforce the "explode out" method in my head.  

 

The last thing that I do at speed is some entrances.  Like Focker said.  Sometimes you need to see the view unfold at speed for decision making.  Sometimes you don't get low enough if you are not coming in at speed and can give yourself some false information.  

 

For the most part, getting the exact speed isn't as necessary as getting the motions, views, and stances right.  And for sure avoid rehearsing faster than you are capable of shooting.

 

 

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When mentally rehearsing a stage I never thought in terms of time or speed. The goal was to visualize where each target was, where I would shoot each target, where to change mags, how to be positioned in each position, etc. However long it took me to see all that when visualizing was just the time it took me to see it. It would in no way influence the stage's actual shoot time.

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I visualize running the stages as fast as I can.  If I could just get the score for my visualization, I'd be good to go...

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