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    Yes and Yes.

    Yes and Yes.
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    This subject makes me livid. 132,000 Americans...

    This subject makes me livid.

    132,000 Americans have died. Think about that 132,000 people died. 58,220 Americans died in Vietnam. We call that a tragedy. By the time this pandemic is through...
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    Your assumption is incorrect

    Your assumption is incorrect
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    Field Trial Cancellation Due to COVID

    Yesterday, the MFTA was cancelled due to COVID. A worker at the derby, had been previously exposed to COVID and decided - out of caution - to get tested. This worker decided to work the Derby at...
  5. Yes, Deets is EIC clear.

    Yes, Deets is EIC clear.
  6. Thread: Tires

    by Ted Shih
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    My first chassis mount had Wranglers - only got...

    My first chassis mount had Wranglers - only got 50k. Switched to Michelins. Much better wear/ride. Have 50,000 on my current Defenders (Warranty is 50K). I think I have another 10-20 k. Not bad...
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    I remember the derby where the judges placed a...

    I remember the derby where the judges placed a dog that handled first and the uproar that followed. Like Ed, I remember the discussions concerning the Rule Change. And I concur with Ed. No one was...
  8. Thread: What to do

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    What to do

    True scenario. Water blind. Let's say blind runs from 6 o'clock to 12 o'clock. Dog goes 5 feet in direction of 3 o'clock. Handler does not blow whistle, but instead says "sit." Casts. Dogs runs...
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    I do not view handling on the return from a mark...

    I do not view handling on the return from a mark as a cause for Mandatory Elimination. In some instances, I might view it as smart handling. For example, imagine a very tight double. On the return...
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    ​So do you need GPS coordinates or is street...

    ​So do you need GPS coordinates or is street address sufficient?
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    What information is needed to download aerial...

    What information is needed to download aerial photo?
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    Here is an example using a Poison Bird Blind that...

    Here is an example using a Poison Bird Blind that I think Daren Galloway set up in a trial

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    In this situation, unless you had a seasoned warhorse that understood exactly the nature of...
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    Three Tips 1. Develop a routine where you let...

    Three Tips

    1. Develop a routine where you let your dog settle into the mat, look out into the distance, place your hand down and then send. The send should be like the release of a coiled...
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    Specific Handling Tips for Running Blinds

    I started the other thread on handling tips five years ago. Thought it might make sense to focus on running blinds only. What tips do you have on running better blinds?
  15. Malcolm You don't get off that easily. ...

    Malcolm

    You don't get off that easily. What's your tip?

    Ted
  16. Let me be clear that my post is not directed at...

    Let me be clear that my post is not directed at the OP. Or anyone specifically.

    I believe that everything is based on relationship.

    I have the same Primary Care Physician that I have had for...
  17. Lydia Thank your vet for the long distance...

    Lydia

    Thank your vet for the long distance attention he provided me.

    All the best

    Ted
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    I think it depends on context. In training, I...

    I think it depends on context. In training, I would give an angle back off the point, and look for the dog to seek water.

    In competition, it would depend on the dog and the conditions. I have...
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    A long time ago, I splurged on my first Ainley...

    A long time ago, I splurged on my first Ainley Chassis Mount. I tapped out my piggy bank, so decided against the pressure washer which was then a $400 option.

    While driving to my first FT in my...
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    Bubba 1. Getting it done at Ainley is...

    Bubba

    1. Getting it done at Ainley is cheaper than having it done elsewhere afterwards.

    2. Think about having Chad add another leaf spring either in addition to or in place of the...
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    Whistles are not banned. Specifically, Event...

    Whistles are not banned. Specifically, Event Practices, paragraph 9 states: "Anyone on the line should maintain adequate distance from the handler as blowing a whistlecould potentially project a...
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    I understand. But, at some point, I may deem it...

    I understand. But, at some point, I may deem it excessive and warn you that I am about to intervene in a fashion you may not want.
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    Dave A few thoughts: 1) I think the intent...

    Dave

    A few thoughts:

    1) I think the intent is clear and your question a rhetorical one.

    2) I also think that Rulebook was written in a different era. The lines to the marks have gotten so...
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    Jud was a larger than life character.

    Jud was a larger than life character.
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    ​He was a kind and decent man.

    ​He was a kind and decent man.
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