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  1. the bullet would still not be in the case...
  2. no - an observation
  3. NP - well, that's an isolated situation...i can see how you would be bitter...
  4. i see a lot of complaining in this thread...
  5. if you're not short, you really don't see those challenges...we make it look easy cause we're used to doing it...and we don't usually complain...
  6. there are more advantages for being taller than shorter in our sport...how often do you see low ports compared to having to reach around walls without having to really stretch??? having to take 5 steps from one port to the next instead of 2 or 3 is another big advantage for being taller...that is for 90% of the stages... so yeah - i wish i was taller for most of the stages we shoot...
  7. yes, a good RO will be expecting every possible infraction at any moment...but they cannot predict where the infraction will occur - referring back to your suggestion to place an RO in a location to be able to see the finger in the trigger infraction...
  8. because stuff happens in different places for different people...and as an CRO/RO, you don't see these infractions until much later when the photos come out, so you couldn't place an RO to look out for such infractions at any "appropriate" location for this type of an infraction. "Finger in trigger" is not an infraction that you are expecting someone to do like breaking the 180 at this location or foot fault at that location. Remember, as an RO - you are there to assist the shooter to navigate the course safely, not try and catch them at a DQable moment. The photographer is usually stationed in one particular spot on the stage and will catch some people with finger in the trigger in those few moments. How many is the photographer catching at one particular match that run hundreds of shooters through? probably less than you can count on one hand. And is the picture really a true representative of the actual action? So is it worth it to station an RO at that particular location to catch those few shooters at that gotcha moment? IMHO - no...
  9. I don't think so. most of the time it's the shooter sprinting away from their position leaving the RO not in a good position to see the infraction. and it all happens so fast that if the RO is not 100% sure, he shouldn't be calling the DQ. the RO does not get to view pictures from every possible angle to make the call. even pictures can be deceiving - example: the second picture above posted by Nasty618 - I don't think that his finger is in the trigger guard in that picture...at least I am not 100% sure, so I will not call a DQ on that one...even with the picture.
  10. you can also break a shot as soon as your foot is off the ground...your second foot does not need to be in the box for you to make a legal shot without a procedural... BTW - this guy's total time was a second faster than 2nd place...so that almost no time makes an obvious difference...
  11. this is the reason why pictures and videos cannot be used in arbitration... it is basically 2 steps from one box to the other...at that moment in time, you cannot reasonably call a DQ based on the picture alone... You cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he had his finger inside the trigger guard the whole time...or for more than one step...
  12. seriously though - you cannot make a call based on this picture alone...
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