Been preparing to shoot this match for almost a year. The normal way the Nationals have been shot through the years is in a three day format. This time round because Hurricane Matthew is forecast to hit Florida, they’ve changed the format to 10 stages on the first day, break for the Hurricane and hopefully resume on the 3rd day with another 10 stages. It was definitely a tiring day and I wish I could have done better. I’m still watching my sights but ended up tagging a lot of no-shoots which I don’t normally do.
Onward to the final day, after the Hurricane blows through of course. 🙂
Day 3 was slightly better. Had some stupid mikes again and they were really stupid ones. I know what my problem is, 1) Gun shoots high at 25yrds (n00b) and don’t rush off your shots on wide open static targets. I get too excited and throw a shot off an easy target. Done that 4-5 times this match.
Came in 58th overall. My best stage was a 10th place on Ultimatum and I was stoked as I beat a lot of top level shooters on it.
Had a ton of fun at the Nationals, it was a really rewarding experience seeing what national level stages and shooters are like, meeting great people, YouTube fans and meeting idols.
Day Two started very early in the morning and I would like to call it, the Day of Slowness. I was super slow with everything and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I was trying to be careful. Had only two stupid mikes but time overall was really bad. I think I should speed up tomorrow 🙂
My first Nationals and WOW. Now I understand why it’s so challenging. The stages aren’t elaborate but there’s like a million ways of shooting them and the disaster factor is high! You have a high-risk option with huge payouts but really bad penalties if you screw up. The big boys risk it because their skill level let’s them do so.
Was so-so with my shooting, had one stupid double feed which costed me 10 secs and 2 mikes.
On to day two!