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Why you should un focus eyes

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SMOKEIT, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. SMOKEIT

    SMOKEIT Well-Known Member

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    Click on above URL......This is why you should not hard focus on specific point in the field..SMOKIT
     
  2. SMOKEIT

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    Will try posting url again
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    In reality, it really shows when your concentration is waning. When you see only the green dot, that is the concentration required on the target, to break it consistantly. Just goes to show you how long you can actually concentrate at a very high level. I bet that the top shooters can concentrate longer than most, at the level required to see only the green dot.
     
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    I got only go through about 3 blinks before the other dots would reappear. It says blinking or gaze shifts will cause the dots to reappear. This would be a good exercise to do for short periods of time. I also found myself stopping my breathing to concentrate on the dot.

    Since this is a motorcycle safety site I think they are trying to prove the opposite of what us Trap shooters are trying to achieve. By not looking at the bigger picture while riding you develop blinds spots or tunnel vision.

    This Dr. has a lot more visual phenomenon illustrations.

    Bryan
     
  5. Twinbirds

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    Troxler Effect is only after prolonged periods of fixation. Although some shooters probably come close to this long before calling for a target.
     
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    Slow your eye movement shift till you can see all 5 dots at the same time.

    I totally disagree using this technique to watch for clays emerging from the trap house roof line!! So would Hirem Bradley or most any of the top shooters in the game of trap!

    Flying a jet looking out for other high speed planes is a different ball game!

    Hap
     
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    "Flying a jet looking out for other high speed planes is a different ball game!"

    Hap

    Not if you stand in front of the trap house. :)

    Jim
     
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    Jim, I've never seen a mach 1 plus clay bird leave a trap? LOL

    Hap
     
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    Dr. LS is working on it...
     
  10. Twinbirds

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    on the other hand,if you are flying a jet and something on your windshield isn't moving it is time to think evasive because you are on the same course. Objects need to be moving.
     
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    <blockquote><I>"...,if you are flying a jet and something on your windshield isn't moving it is time to think evasive..."</blockquote></I>I shuttled in the rear seat of an F-4D over Thailand with a pilot who spent the better part of a minute trying to evade what turned out to be an insect strike on his windshield.

    Keller
     
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    I like Dennis DeVault's recommendation to focus on the trap house.
     
  13. Twinbirds

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    Unknown1 makes for some adrenaline, why you are gunshy!!
     
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    Can you elaborate Glenns?
     
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    I focus on the treeline, i.e., infinity. Your eyes will pick up movement right quick, and they'll be at the right focal point.

    Dan
     
  16. WJN

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    Terry Jordan talks about and provides reference material for a soft eye. You focus on an area above the house - like out in the distance but not on any particular thing. Maybe it was called soft focus or quiet eye.

    Keller - My cousin flew and instructed in F4's in the 60's. He was always talking about reaction time and had no problem driving fast cars about 5 feet from someones bumper.

    Jim
     
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