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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 12:29   #26
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First I've heard of a finnstick, Illka. Sounds like a good idea, except for having to carry it around all day. Now, if I were on crutches anyway...
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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 12:57   #27
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Hi Ilkka

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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 14:07   #28
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Hi Michael

Sorry - just remove the punctuation mark (colon) from the end...

Charles:
Yes, it is one more thing to carry around and it is of no use in places where you have to move and focus the binos rapidly.

But feel free to try - I think it is useful when you are watching for longer periods. It allows you to keep your whole arms against the body.

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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 17:49   #29
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It looks like how to hold 'em is far from obvious though the simple wrap
your hands round them seems to be the most popular.

Here are two more
novel techniques


Michael Frankis: Here's a link to a drawing showing how I hold bins. Sadly I'm no artist!

Click here for a work of art.

The key is to rest the elbows against the chest to avoid fatigue and use the finger tips to stabilise the binocular objectives. I also press the eye tubes against my face (not shown in drawing).

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Old Thursday 21st August 2003, 18:39   #30
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IF we are keeping it clean !! fingers ontop thumbs underneath.
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Old Friday 22nd August 2003, 18:46   #31
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Fingers on top, thumbs beneath, and if possible sit down and rest elbows onto bent knees to steady bins even more. (no I'm not drwaing any diagrams)
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Old Friday 22nd August 2003, 22:51   #32
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I cheated,I just copied Bill Oddie,left hand grapsed around the left barrel,and right fingers propping up rt barrel,looks realt proffessional!!
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Old Sunday 14th September 2003, 12:44   #34
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Maybe something to be learned from competiton shooters here. Depends on one's anatomy I think, but elbows in, tight against the body (belly, in my case), and thumbs against the nose. Works in my case.
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