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Front Knee???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by droptine, Mar 27, 2008.

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  1. droptine

    droptine TS Member

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    I'm about half way through Dick Bennett's book, "Trapshooting is a game of opposites." In it he states that you should not break your front knee when shooting. He says by breaking the front knee you are introducing just that many more muscles with more potential for error.
    What do you think? Is this the general consensus?
    Thanks, Eric W.
     
  2. ColBuckShot

    ColBuckShot TS Member

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    I read the same book and have seen the same statement written elsewhere.
    I like to experiment so Ive tried both ways, bent and non-bent front knee.
    Seems to me and im not very experianced and only a B class shooter (on a good day). Without bending the front knee you can swing fairly easy but must then guard agaist leaning back a bit which may bring your cheek off the comb.
    Leaning in makes it easier to stay on the gun, especially on doubles, but may not swing quite as easy. Ive added my two cents here because im curious also about this question you brought up and will monitor this thread.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Many find that breaking the front knee allows them to swing smoothly to angle birds. HMB
     
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