www.idpa.com is up. Still no new rulebook. You can update your bio and bookmark friends and watch scores. Check it out when you get a chance.
I haven't had much time to look at it all yet, but it looks pretty cool! Lots of new features!
I will be updating all our club information as time allows!
Calling Craig Wilder..... Now you have an even more compeling argument for getting rid of those silly Bianchi Barricade (simulation) boards. If IDPA's own instructional video doesn't include them why should we. Slice the pie following all other rules. Right?
"Unnecessarily restrictive engagement requirements by default is the hallmark of a lazy or flat out terrible stage designer." ~ unknown
Hell, yeah! You're the man, Ty! From your lips to Joyce Wilson's ears. Thanks for lookin' out for a bro.
Hmm... Sounds good to me too. Mebbe the new 'improved' rulebook does not require a Bianchi barricade. Till the change IS made though... I think one reason our club represents well is the fact that we DO play by the rulebook.
The ability to shoot straight is that part of national security which affects the individual more than any other. - Merritt "Red Mike" Edson; CMOH-USMC
My point is interpretation of the rule. The RB say "Bianchi Style" not only a Bianchi and nothing else.
Any 24x72 wall is exactly that I read by stating Bianchi Style. A plastic or fiberglass one would work. I believe out right angle ones are exactly what IDPA intended. My argument using the verbiage of the current rule book was that the whole reason the word style was added. It was to allow clubs to use what they got. Since the entire RB bans faultlines, why would we exempt a Bianchi barricade. If the wanted fault lines why would they leave that out. If I was king for a day, I would just turn it around and like so many other clubs across the world do and allow SO's to call cover, as with any other IDPA string. My argument has always been why does 80% of clubs not shoot S3 with fault lines and 20% do. If you dont believe the 80% number just do a little Youtube and see for yourself. Why is slicing the pie the rule everywhere except String 3 of the classifier? I do not believe placing 2x4's on the ground or standing in a bianchi box was in the authors intent. I believe, like others I have seen on you tube; shooting it with the Bianchi backwards is the correct way and continues to be an oversight that should soon be corrected with the new book.
Here is a list of baracades I believe are legal. This is 4 of the first 5 classifiers listed.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rGRBJPwcbiU metal thingie?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xzIBmuz0lc targert Stand with 24" cardboard
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtePXdDtM_c 2 blue barrels stacked
Here is the best example of a Bianchi Style barricade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiJ3csyjVxI
I have no real point to all of this. I dont really care and preform to my ability with or without silly boards on the ground.
Once I saw the instruction Video on the IDPA website, I thought of Craig and thought "this should make him happy". That's all this entire post ^^^ post was really about. Boy I need to start managing my time better.
BTW, my same post I started on the IDPA website has caused them to remove from their new website the link to the video in question from the original post. So again we are left with just wondering, how do they wish is shot????
Heheheh... Come on Ty. I know you well enought to know that you, like me, like to stir up $h*t and getting folk fired up. :-)
No idea what you are talking about.