UTNZ INC. NEW FOR 2022

FITASC TRAP1

 

At our Northern 400 event at Waikato in July 2022, we are introducing the Trap1 discipline to our competitors. Shooters who have shot Continental DTL in the past or Ball Trap, will find a lot of similarity with FITASC Trap1, and we expect it to be a good fit to our UTNZ Inc. series weekends, alongside our Universal Trench and Compak events.

A brief summary of the target settings follow, and you can see the full Trap1 rule book by clicking here.

  • A single oscillating (vertical and horizontal) trap machine housed either in a trench with roof at ground level, or a raised trap-house 0.9m above ground level where the trap is mounted at ground level (a typical DTL trap-house)

  • 1m square shooting stations, in a straight line parallel to the front of trap-house, 15m from the front of the shooting stations to the front of the trap-house. 2.5m centre to centre of shooting stations.

  • Target trajectory length of 55m (+/- 5m) from trap arm pivot, in still air conditions

  • Target height range (measured 10m in front of the trap-house) of 1.7m minimum height to 3.0m maximum (+/- 0.1m)

  • Horizontal angle settings for targets to be extreme angle of 22 degrees to the left and right of the layout centre line (+/- 5 degree tolerance). 

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FITASC IN-LINE METHOD

 

All of the FITASC disciplines that you may see at UTNZ Inc. series weekend events can be run on an in-line method, as opposed to the traditional squadding system. In-line method is allowed for in the rule books of Universal Trench, Compak, Trap1 and Universal Skeet.

 

The in-line method will allow us to fit more shooters through our fields within a day, given the increased efficiency and lack of downtime in squad change overs, and therefore opens our events up to a higher capacity. An important consideration given the limit on Universal Trench fields in New Zealand, and how many of our events over recent years are over subscribed with shooter entries

 

We will be looking to run the in-line method on weekends when we end up with a waiting list. For instance, on a weekend where we would be limited to 48 shooters and 8 squads under the squadding system, we can increase the available entry limit to 54 using the in-line method. We will run pre-entries and squad selection for events in the same way we have for recent years, and if we exceed the max limit for the squadding system, then our pre-entry squad sheet will form a start list for the in-line method you see in the animation following.

In the following animations, you'll see examples specifically for Compak, and Universal Skeet. However the method is similar for Universal Trench and Trap1, where a shooter will shoot UT or Trap1 targets per station before moving onto the next stand (similar to NZ's DTL Point Score event)

Check out the animations, and come along to one of our UTNZ Inc. events to get involved with the organisation that continually looks to progress and make clay target sports more enjoyable for NZ shooters.

FITASC UNIVERSAL SKEET (SU)

 

The forward thinking FITASC organisation has introduced a new discipline to the World stage, with Universal Skeet. A discipline that makes the most of American or Olympic skeet fields around the world. We're going to be throwing this at certain events for introductory practice (it's great Compak practice) so we encourage everyone to give it a go. See the below animation to see what it's about using the in-line method. (Can also be run as a normal squad similar to Compak)