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Who Supplies the Olympic Targets?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by machete, Aug 7, 2012.

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  1. machete

    machete TS Member

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    Are they good, and can we get them here?
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Laporte @ London. If you aren't shooting international events, there is no reason to throw international targets.
     
  3. Joe Potosky

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    They came from France. Winchester sells International Targets and I think Lawry. Made to be thrown a longer distance. Cost a few bucks. You have to check to see if your machines can throw them.

    You can make (Flash Targets) for a fun shoot with a little effort if that is your interest using standard targets. Carpenters Chalk is the fill you can use.

    A translation from a french newspaper in regard to the Olympic Targets used.

    French companies to service the London Olympics


    The government has met on Thursday a dozen French companies have won contracts for the London Olympics, many of which represent highly specialized niches and thus enjoy a showcase to grow export.

    Laporte Ball Trap, which won the contract for the supply of clay pigeons and machine tests skeet, competing in fifth consecutive Games.
     
  4. pufftarget

    pufftarget Active Member

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    White Flyer makes an excellent Olympic target that was used at the Tucson world cup and should be available through your White Flyer distributor.

    Chuck
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Those Olympic Targets like Kim Rhode Shot that make huge Pink PuFFfffsss

    who sells those, whose are they?

    Gary Bryant
    Dr.longshot
     
  6. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Laporte France supplied the Olympic Targets.

    One more time. Those are international targets (110 mm). Not standard ATA targets (108 mm).

    International Targets can be purchased with or without flash. Flash targets are much more expensive to make.

    Laporte France is reportedly going to automate the flash target process, as demand has grown. This should lower the cost considerable in europe. Have no idea how Laporte makes them now in France. This information was in a July newspaper article.

    White Flyer makes same in the states.

    You can make your own flash targets with standard targets using carpenters chalk. Get a group of people and start an assembly line. I've used newspaper cut in a circle and a bit of glue to hold everything in place. Some have used clear plastic wrap. Make a few and see how they work on your machine and modify your production as needed.
     
  7. shotgunpeople

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    This is one from Cardinal Center.
     
  8. Joe Potosky

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    Google translation from an article from a French paper published on the 7th.

    Not the best translation, but readable....

    Laporte Ball Trap-Rio in his sights

    By Christiane Navas | 07/08

    The small Biot, in the Alpes-Maritimes, participates in her seventh Olympics by providing equipment, launchers and targets made in France, for skeet shooting events. The company is already thinking about imposing his presence at the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janiero.


    On the same subject

    Abeo has already won the Olympics in London


    Laporte Ball Trap is one of several French companies selected as exclusive suppliers to the London Olympics by the Olympic Committee. "This is our seventh Olympics" , says Jean-Michel Laporte, CEO of the SME Alpes-Maritimes. "The difference for the London Olympics is that for the first time we had a contract directly with LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympics Games) and not through a sponsor in charge of financing the equipment, which gives us a greater visibility. "



    The command (250,000 euros) sent to Laporte Ball Trap For 51 launch vehicles manufactured at its plant in Biot, and the 200,000 target for the smooth running of the Olympic events. In addition, the French made is honored, because the targets used were removed from production site Formerie in the Oise, and not the plant Bottesford in England where the SME Alpes-Maritimes, referenced "Royal warrant "as a supplier of the royal family, has a second production.


    A niche market



    Already supplying equipment to skeet shooting for the Beijing Olympics, Laporte Ball Trap relies on the reputation acquired in London to position themselves in favorite in the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As she did in China, SMEs, which exports 80% of its production, the stage in plying the major cities and meeting with sports federations to increase awareness of its equipment. In a niche market that has a dozen players in the world, competition is fierce even if the French can boast a long experience, the company was founded in 1927 at Antibes. "To continue to develop must make acquisitions, " says Jean-Michel Laporte, who bet on the automation of production to maintain its activities on French soil. Innovation, in which the SME spends 2.7% of its turnover, it also helps to differentiate. Thus, the new generation of target flash to be used in London, charged with fluorescent powders, released during the impact a cloud of color that facilitates the adjudication of events and helps to make a telegenic sports.



    To fuel organic growth, Laporte, whose consolidated sales remained stable in recent years, around 15 million euros, will launch a new business. "We have developed new equipment, launch vehicles and moving targets for amateurs and professionals of archery, " says Jean-Michel Laporte. These facilities, which were presented in a trade show in the U.S. in early 2011, inspired a craze that prompted SME to launch into production. The first commercial successes are beginning to see in France, Great Britain, the United States and Germany with an ambition for Jean-Michel Laporte: cause of the launch of a new Olympic discipline in the field of 'archery with the support of sports federations.
     
  9. PAR8HED

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    LaPorte supplied the targets and I believe Promatic supplied the traps. This year for the first time flash targets were used in both qualification and finals. Usually only in finals. White Flyer makes a very nice flash target and I have heard that you can specify the color of the powder, at a price of course. I'm not 100% on this, but I believe flash targets go for around 10-12 cents a target. All I know is they are a ton of fun to shoot!

    HJH
     
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