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View Poll Results: Rangefinder class yes or no
yes its a good idea 30 52.63%
no I dont think its needed 5 8.77%
completly against it, 3D archery is about judging yardage 16 28.07%
its just another class that wont get filled 6 10.53%
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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Default Rangefinder Class....YES OR NO....

So we are in the process of making some changes at our club......

and one of my thoughts is ADDING a R.F. class.......

so for you guys who have allready added it, did it do anything for Attendance??good or bad??

Do you think it will bring the back yard archers out???
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Hopefully it will allow tha newbies to come out and not waste there arrows and help them to learn how ta judge yards
say judge it first then range it.
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OR how 'bout a GPS class? I think range finders are fairly easy to use (oops, I think I voted wrong, let's blame it on the wine)
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a GPS class?......
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OR how 'bout a GPS class? I think range finders are fairly easy to use (oops, I think I voted wrong, let's blame it on the wine)
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now where's that smiley with tha hands over tha eye s
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Hopefully it will allow tha newbies to come out and not waste there arrows and help them to learn how ta judge yards
say judge it first then range it.
YOU are the one person I figured would be against it....
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SHE is loopy tonight.......
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At the archery shop I worked at (or something), they were going to have a GPS class, I was going to go to it, but I moved
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At the archery shop I worked at (or something), they were going to have a GPS class, I was going to go to it, but I moved
still aint gettin it.......

how does it work?
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now where's that smiley with tha hands over tha eye s
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still aint gettin it.......

how does it work?
How does what work? a GPS? I don't know, I dint take the class
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Wheely, meant a RF class where you get tobring you Rangefinder and use it during the shoot......
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I don't think many people will go for it.... but if they do it would be an interesting class. What about having a how to and the techniques of judging yardage class?
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Why not save the trouble and have a mark yardage class. They sign up up give them a cheat sheet. Easyer to hide a marked card then a RF that has big red numbers for all to see. lol
There goes the money class.
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Algonquin archers is the only club that I know of that has a R.F'er class. Not many people shoot it at all. We had 180 shooters, and 3 signed up for rf'er class. 2 of them, including myself, signed up becasue we set up the course. I think it is a great idea for the non diehard 3D shooter, but it seems very under utilized.

My thoughts would be to try it for one shoot, and see how it goes.
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Algonquin archers is the only club that I know of that has a R.F'er class. Not many people shoot it at all. We had 180 shooters, and 3 signed up for rf'er class. 2 of them, including myself, signed up becasue we set up the course. I think it is a great idea for the non diehard 3D shooter, but it seems very under utilized.

My thoughts would be to try it for one shoot, and see how it goes.
3 huh? well then, I was thinking there was more
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Why not. I'd go 2 classes; one from the yellow stakes and one from the blue stakes. Could be instructive.
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yes it would be im bind in one eye and cant see with the other
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Whatís kind of interesting is that the Redding Shoot in Redding CA. Draws in one of the largest crowds for a national event and itís all marked yardage 3D..

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if the yardage is marked why would you need one?
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I am not that big of an idiot, you donít need both just a RF class or Marked just stating that they have pulled in a big crowd, and you are right you would not need a RF if itís marked, but was referring to the attendance of the two which you could compare. A RF class would be necessary versus marked yardage in order to run an event without having to have a whole separate course set up thus more cost effective if you want to run both venues.


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I shot nothing but marked yardages (that's all they had in CA) and I liked it. It makes it a challenge of who shoots better instead of who judges yardage better.
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Wheely, meant a RF class where you get tobring you Rangefinder and use it during the shoot......
no, I meant a GPS class for hunting. How many people actually know how to use one properly?

I wasn't trying to hi jack, just throwing out class ideas.
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I'm with Smokes first response. I think it could remove some of the intimidation a lot of new people to the sport experience. Although range finders are not cheap. Maybe hand out printed yardage info on the shoot to the folks that resgister in that class. That would be easy to put together if somebody had a finder while they were setting targets and stakes up.

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I'm with Smokes first response. I think it could remove some of the intimidation a lot of new people to the sport experience. Although range finders are not cheap. Maybe hand out printed yardage info on the shoot to the folks that resgister in that class. That would be easy to put together if somebody had a finder while they were setting targets and stakes up.

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Algonquin archers is the only club that I know of that has a R.F'er class. Not many people shoot it at all. We had 180 shooters, and 3 signed up for rf'er class. 2 of them, including myself, signed up becasue we set up the course. I think it is a great idea for the non diehard 3D shooter, but it seems very under utilized.

My thoughts would be to try it for one shoot, and see how it goes.
TiYogi has a RF class...they don't get too many in it either but they think it's an option worth offering.
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hey Ed, do they make it a point to ADVERTIES this??
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hey Ed, do they make it a point to ADVERTIES this??
They did last year when they started it, but now it's just on the board at sign in...They got beat up over it last year by a couple guys when they started doing it, not sure what their problem with it was...???
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Why not save the trouble and have a mark yardage class. They sign up up give them a cheat sheet. Easyer to hide a marked card then a RF that has big red numbers for all to see. lol
There goes the money class.
That sounds like something to think about.
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If it is a R/F class how do you keep the other classes from sharing the info?
We have a Saturday regular 3/d and Sunday marked Yards or your own range finder. It hasn't really caught on yet but maybe a couple of more years people will open up. I think it will be another class that doesnt get enough shooters to pay for awards.
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If it is a R/F class how do you keep the other classes from sharing the info?
We have a Saturday regular 3/d and Sunday marked Yards or your own range finder. It hasn't really caught on yet but maybe a couple of more years people will open up. I think it will be another class that doesnt get enough shooters to pay for awards.
we have a minimum # of shooters in the class to get a trophy
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wow! I can be so dumb sometimes...I couldn't figure out why you were going to have a RF "class" (a place to learn)

I see what you mean now

I think you should just have the whole shoot be Ranged if you are going to do it at all. Allowing Rangefinders to only one class? Others not in the class will definately over hear ranges and this will make it unfair.
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I see what you mean now
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wow! I can be so dumb sometimes...I couldn't figure out why you were going to have a RF "class" (a place to learn)

I see what you mean now

I think you should just have the whole shoot be Ranged if you are going to do it at all. Allowing Rangefinders to only one class? Others not in the class will definately over hear ranges and this will make it unfair.
I was wondering how long it was going to take......I figured if you kept talking and looking dumber, eventually you would get it

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