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Many trapshooters are rebuilt

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the Cardinal shooting center. I was amazed at the number of shooters who have new knees, new hips, pacemakers etc. Guess us old folks just need rebuilt to shoot trap. LOL
     
  2. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    wonder if age has anything to do with it.

    It sure ain't athleticism...
     
  3. bridgetoofar

    bridgetoofar TS Member

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    Yeah, just a little surgery and you're good for another 5 years or 25,000 targets!
     
  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    One new knee here (April 11)...next one in the fall....stenosis repair on my back some day....too expensive right now to travel to the US or Germany for the latest surgical technology ($25-$50K)...

    Ron Burr
     
  5. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    I have had more parts replaced than a 1953 Buick--2 knees-hip--2 titainum rods in my back--all working great..lots of rehab but worth it..Shoot 3-4 days a week
     
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  6. dirt stirrer

    dirt stirrer Well-Known Member

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    I heard that ljutic73. I had the laminectomy 6 years ago for my stenosis issue. About lost use of my right leg. Got better, then thought things were falling apart again, but with a second opinion, had a right hip installed in 2011. Now things are goin' sour again in, and waddyaknow, it's in the right thigh area. My stenosis is coming back. I'm trying anything for now to avoid surgery again; massage therapy, chiropractic, etc.

    Do tell me more about this offshore stuff you speak of. I'd like to look into it. I dunno if my email is in my profile, and I'd rather not post it up there in the email spot to avoid harvesters.

    bcfredrickBITEMEOBAMA@sbcglobal.net

    Knock out the obvious
     
  7. CharlieAMA

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    I know the feeling. Back surgery 2002, and 2006. Titanium rods, screws, 2 cages, right shoulder redone 3 years ago, 2 bunions taken off, and a staph infection 2 years ago in my left foot. But, I'm still alive, and kicking. LOL.
     
  8. 1oldtimer

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    Just think, without us rebuilt oldtimers, shooting numbers would really be down. I think there should be a special class for rebuilt oldtimers.

    Clyde
     
  9. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Average age of a ATA shooter is 51 according to there site.
     
  10. Hookedonshooting

    Hookedonshooting TS Member

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    51? Wow would have bet the over on that stat. Im 46 and feel like a youngster at most ATA events. Heard the birds were flying low iat the Cardnal this year. Different wind than normal??
     
  11. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Yep...But the footnote says info gathered in 2006 so probably not so accurate I would guess. Here were some more facts..


    • Average age is 51

    • 90% are male

    • 60% possess post-secondary education

    • 30% are professional, while 26% are retired

    • 69% have household incomes above $50,000

    • 76% are married

    • 87% own their home

    • 41% purchased a new car in the last 12 months

    • 58% own a computer

    • 46% have internet access

    • 33% have visited the ATA web-site

    • 58% participate in fishing
    • 37% are life members

    • 15 years is the average length of membership

    • 84% attended their state shoot

    • 65% attend more than 10 registered shoots a year

    • Own an average of 9 shotguns

    • 60% are members of the NRA

    • 60% went hunting in the last 12 months

    • 44% shot sporting clays in the last 12 months

    • 53% participate in a local trap league

    • 65% subscribe to Trap & Field
     
  12. Release Trigger

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    Smsnyder,

    Yes I resemble that remark, over the last 10 years have had 5 knee replacements, both shoulders totally replaced, left ankle replaced, 4 toes on left foot with titanium rods installed, and just to throw in to the mix prostate Cancer.

    The good part is I can still shoot and enjoy our chosen sport, the Bad part getting through "Airports" bells and whistles go off everywhere when I go through the metal detectors.

    But hey, are we not lucky that we can get this type of surgery done these days?

    Life is short live it to the fullest.

    Release Trigger..............Downunder.

    PS. Cannot wait for the Grand and Cardinal Classic.
     
  13. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    OK Release Trigger--you win hands down..doubt if anyone on this site can match that...Press on!!!!
     
  14. JACK

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    both hips and an index finger.

    38 years on the left hip
    27 on the right hip

    3 years on the finger

    NO replacemnts. Still in good shape
     
  15. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Release trigger you win hands down LOL
     
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    Damn Gary K. you are nothing but nuts and bolts. LOL. See ya in a couple months my friend.


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    As for me:


    (3) Back Surgeries 2008, 2009 and 2012 with the fancy Titanium screws and rods installed.

    (1) Left shoulder total joint replacement 2012. I feel great. Well some days anyway. :)
     
  17. Release Trigger

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    Matt,

    Not long now mate, about 8 weeks and 6 days, but who's counting.

    Gary K.
     
  18. JRW

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    New shoulder coming in July, hope it helps. Jerry in MI
     
  19. snglfoot

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    Gee, I feel lucky, after the morning shower, comes the incert of the left leg, and on with my "ear-aids", glasses, and I am ready the face the world. At night I feel like a "Harley-Davidson", stringing parts all over the bed room.
    Norman
     
  20. grntitan

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    Jerry in MI,

    New shoulder was the best thing I ever did health wise. Well besides quitting the cancer sticks and chew. No more shoulder pain. I mean none. Best my shoulder has felt in 20 years.