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Loosing my balance at the line

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dave weaver, Feb 12, 2009.

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  1. dave weaver

    dave weaver Member

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    Has anyone ever had any problems standing at the line ready to call for the target and loose their balance? I am having a problems staggering like a drunken sailor.

    I mount the gun and then loose my balance by falling forward. Always having to fight keeping still long enough to shoot the target.

    I have been thinking about using a stool and shooting from the sitting position. Has anyone used a chair or a stool to shoot from? Please forward any advice.

    Thanks

    Dave Weaver
     
  2. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    How about...

    SEE A DOCTOR!

    There are a number of things that come into play, circulatory problems, ear troubles, medicine side effects etc. etc. etc.
     
  3. KEYBEAR

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    Have a doctor look at your ears you may have a blockage in one or both . It makes a big difference in your balance .
     
  4. mx8dave

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    See your Doctor ,,could be a serious problem,,,,D. Lang
     
  5. JerryP

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    And you intend to just work around this problem? Your reasoning is also impaired.
     
  6. wolfram

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    See a doc is right but yes we do have a shooter that shoots from a chair because of circulatory problems and he manages quite well. Sinus infections do a number on my sense of balance and I don't shoot when I feel this problem. You shouldn't either until you find out what is going on and determine a way of moderating the problem.
     
  7. KENENT1

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    I have had a similar problem.....the more birds I break in a row, my head swelles....by the time I get to around 4 or 5 in a row, I can barely hold my massive head up!!



    sorry, couldn't help it.


    tony
     
  8. H82MIS

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    KENENT,,since you broke the ice here,,I'll go ahead and suggest he change his last name,,,
     
  9. KENENT1

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    OICU812......good one!!!


    tony
     
  10. BT-100dc

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    My problem is self induced; I stand with my feet close together and I occasionally get blown a little by a heavy wind. Believe it or not. Darrell
     
  11. 635 G

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    Darrell, Bill Clinton had the same problem went from self induced to Monica induced!!!

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    How big of a belly are you sporting?

    FRedmon
     
  13. BT-100dc

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    FRedmon: That's what weighs me down and gives me my buoyancy and cushions the recoil. It also stores beer. Darrell
     
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    Bending the front knee slightly will help you to have better balance, and alos to pivot more easily when you chase angles.

    Try it.

    HM
     
  15. AlanM

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    Dave Weaver

    I would suggest that you see a Doctor. I had the same problem, could not figure it out, turned out to be a brain tumor. Went to several doctors until one finally did a MRI. Had the thing taken out in Sept 30, and will be back shooting when the weather warms up.

    Alan
     
  16. bill1949

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    See a doctor, I had an ear problem called labrynthitis, maybe not spelled right. It would sometimes make me stagger and even fall down on occaision, no I don't drink...Bill
     
  17. H82MIS

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    Dave, seriously this time, see a doctor and report back. Everyone is concerned.
     
  18. JerryP

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    Do you use ear plugs?
     
  19. Go Fish

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    I have the problem that my feet go numb after standing or walking for 15 - 20 minutes. Have been to a doctor and I have medical problem that causes this condition and it doesn't look like going under the knife will help. SO I have been shooting sitting on a stool for about 2 yrs. Took some time and testing to find out the right height for me and I put a swivel top on a wooden bar stool and cut it off so it is about 27-28" tall. Main problem was learning to lean forward otherwise was going over the tops of angle targets. Good luck on what ever you decide to do.
     
  20. Shooting Coach

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    GO SEE YOUR DOCTOR!

    After going through the same thing for the last several months, I finally went to the VA for a checkup.

    I have been diagnosed with vestibular neuropathy. Folks who don't know me think I drink and shoot, folks who know me think I am an airhead.

    Medication and therapy can help, and the brain will compensate to a point. My days of high caliber shooting are nearing an end. Hopefully, I will still be able to train others.

    As has been said above, it can be a lot worse than what I have.
     
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