Some background, been shooting 26/27 yards for the past 36 years and have registered well over 100,000 27 yard targets. I now find myself on the 24.5 yard line, after my 2 yard reduction. I've been reading that the 2 yards off is good and that it is bad. Here's what it has done to me. In the past I always shot every target when I went to a shoot and I shot local small shoots several times a month. Now after my 2 yards off I'm not planning to shoot any local small shoots this year. My plan is to only shoot the bigger shoots, state shoots, satellite grands and the grand this year. My only shoot this year has been the Southern Grand and I did not even shoot all of the handicaps. For the first time in my 40 years shooting career I'm afraid to earn yardage. It's weird to go to the line thinking what am I going to do if I go into the last trap only down two or three. The two yards off has screwed up my shooting. No small shoots, afraid to shoot well, skipping some handicap events because I don't want to earn yardage, etc. I wonder why, as I don't even pay the money anymore. I'm going to the SW Grand next week, maybe I'll earn a few yards and get over my new problem. After all I probably can't win the $100,000 at the grand from the 23 anyway. What has the reduction done for/to you?