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“The less you need to worry about your equipment, the more you can focus on the essentials.” – Lukas Hofer, biathlete and Olympic medalist

juin 21 2019

“The less you need to worry about your equipment, the more you can focus on the essentials.” – Lukas Hofer, biathlete and Olympic medalist

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If sportspeople want to be confident in handling their gear, they need to know their equipment extremely well. Nothing can be more distracting than your gear behaving in a way you never expected it to. So, familiarize yourself with every detail. Optimize your interaction with your instruments and acquire the necessary confidence to master your trade.

 

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When training his shooting skills, Lukas immensely appreciates the easy handling and excellent optical quality of the STX spotting scope. He can immediately check where his bullets hit the target and can train on his own. Together with a phone adapter and his cell phone, the STX serves Lukas as a wonderful tool to record his entire training session on video. He attaches another camera facing towards himself (the shooter) on the tripod and also records his every move while firing the shots. In conjunction these two videos help him tremendously to analyse weaknesses, optimize rifle handling, and better understand where he might be able to save some precious seconds for the next competition and be even more versed in shooting.

16,000 shots per year – a hunter’s dream? A biathlete’s reality.

However, biathletes always shoot around 20-30 shots shortly before any competition, just to make sure that the equipment behaves as usual and to enter the race with the confidence and calmness needed to perform at their best level. If you know the drill and find a routine that works for you, you will be calmer as well as more focused for your next shot.

To keep a positive attitude, Lukas loves to celebrate the little milestones along the way: being able to conquer that next hill without losing speed, catching up to the skier ahead, or being able to stay completely concentrated on your own shots although the person next to you seems to be shooting much faster than you. These small victories will boast you forward and become the fuel for the big wins.

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