The Art & Science of Rotating – Part 1


The Art & Science of Rotating (while wingshooting)

Part 1

The techniques of rotating to the non-dominant side. This week we will explain a successful but violent rotation to the non-dominant side.

Observe the photos:

a. Figure #1
a. Figure #1 – The shooter, Dennis Stanley my chief instructor, is ready to shoot, standing in a comfortable ready position with the shotgun tucked neatly underneath his armpit. Dennis is surprised by a bird traversing violently to his non-dominant side.

 

b. Figure #2 – Dennis starts to mount his gun as he shoves the shotgun forward from underneath his arm pit and simultaneously starts to pivot with the flight path of the bird. He is, nevertheless, a bit late for executing the shot and needs to pivot that little extra amount in order to engage the bird.
b. Figure #2 – Dennis starts to mount his gun as he shoves the shotgun forward from underneath his arm pit and simultaneously starts to pivot with the flight path of the bird. He is, nevertheless, a bit late for executing the shot and needs to pivot that little extra amount in order to engage the bird.

 

d. Figure #4 – Dennis applies additional pressure to the rotation of his body with his dominant leg (now bent). 1) Notice how he elevates the heel of his dominant foot. 2) This increases the energy in his swing thereby enabling him to connect successfully with the clay target.
d. Figure #4 – Dennis applies additional pressure to the rotation of his body with his dominant leg (now bent). 1) Notice how he elevates the heel of his dominant foot. 2) This increases the energy in his swing thereby enabling him to connect successfully with the clay target.

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