DEVELOPMENT OF A RECORDING SYSTEM TO EMPIRICALLY ANALYSE THE SHOOTING CHARACTERISTICS OF A CLAY PIGEON SHOOTER

  • A. Swanton
  • R. Anderson
Keywords: real time acceleration measurement device, clay pigeon shooting, motion analysis

Abstract

There is a dearth of published information with regard to the sport of clay pigeon shooting. The discipline involves the shooter firing a shotgun at a disc of clay, which is released within a known area but with an unknown trajectory. If the shooter hits the target, the clay breaks and the shooter receives instant feedback on the outcome of the shot. However, if the shooter misses the target the situation requires more analysis. The coach would hugely benefit from a method which gives empirical evidence outlining the kinematics of the shot. This project wil first attempt to identify the relavent characteristics i.e. timings within the shot, acceleration/movement of the gun. Once identified, the variability within these characteristics will be evaluated against the shot outcome results from a commercially available shooting simulator (Dryfire, Derby, UK).
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities