Tore Brovold talks about Skeet Falcon

Following the ISSF World Cup in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Olympic Skeet silver medallist Tore Brovold spoke to Igor Kleiman, managing partner at Skeet Falcon, about how using the camera unit has helped his training and preparation.

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SKEET FALCON: Tore, for readers in Britain who might not be aware of your work, please introduce yourself.

TORE:  My name is Tore Brovold, I am from Norway and I’ve been shooting for 15 years. My highlights include a silver medal at the Olympics in Beijing. I have a few personal and several team world records, 21 medals in Olympic Games, world and European Championships and I am number three in the world rankings for Olympic Skeet. 

SKEET FALCON: How did you come to know about SKEET FALCON and when did you start training with it?

 TORE:  When rumours start in the shooting business you will know about it pretty fast. I was looking for something like this for a long time in order to see what’s happening while shooting.

Tore BrovoldI use the SKEET FALCON device from time-to-time, just to check my shot on a few test targets to see if I am approaching it correctly. I can check that what’s happening in my head is the same what’s happening in the sky with the target. I found out a few things pretty quickly.

I am also using it with some friends to improve their technique. It’s much easier to explain when they can see it on video themselves. For me it’s a good tool for clay shooting and it’s a good tool to teach others how to shoot.

SKEET FALCON: Are there any considerations you need to take in when using this with regard to your training schedule and  training organisation?

TORE: I tried to shoot with SKEET FALCON for a week to check up that my technique is correct, which is just part of what I do. I have a good technique for Skeet and I just like to use it as a control device to see if I am shooting the way I should do.

It’s good for new and experienced shooters as well – both of them. It’s a good device to help find out how you shoot and to try to see the connection to do the movement to do the technique much better.

I would recommend using SKEET FALCON around 25 per cent of the time. It does cause a small change in the weight of the barrels, but what you get back from the camera is so valuable. It’s only 140grams and if you put it right in front of the forend you don’t notice it. You get used to it and it’s no problem at all. Because the information you get back from it is so valuable and so detailed, it’s perfect. It’s a perfect training device. 

SKEET FALCON: Your message is that the training device is valuable for experienced shooters and novices as well, right?

TORE: It’s good for everybody. All shooters can get a lot of information back from this camera.

SKEET FALCON: Do you have some suggestions regarding improvements?

TORE: I’ve been thinking about a magnifying lens for the SKEET FALCON device and I was happy to see that now it’s already selling in the SKEET FALCON webshop.

SKEET FALCON: Exactly.

TORE: We also discussed a little bit about price levels and I think you did a good job with the new range. Now you have a different range, different ranges of camera models and different ranges of prices. It was a good thing to do, though I’m not sure what the difference is between the new and old one.

Tore Brovold SFSKEET FALCON: The difference between the current version and the older version that you’ve got an extension for your camera – a magnifying lens.

TORE: I saw it on Facebook last week. (www.facebook.com/skeetfalcon)

SKEET FALCON: Right, we had some tests yesterday and they went perfect. It is called Galilei, which has a magnifying factor of 1.8.

TORE: What about the new version of SKEET FALCON app?

SKEET FALCON: Those features will be available soon. The newest version of the SKEET FALCON APP is supporting the editing of a local file on your iPad.

TORE: OK, does this help with video length and transmission time?

SKEET FALCON: Yes, it helps a lot. You can take movies just as long as you want. Transfer the movies via camera kit of Apple by means of cable and USB. Just load and edit your movies on your iPad directly without waiting for Wi-Fi transmission.

TORE: Great, this was one of the suggestions as well. Another one is to try to trim the video to reduce Wi-Fi transmission time. Maybe you can have live access to the camera from your iPad, so if one of the videos isn’t useful you can just cut it and have stuff on the SKEET FALCON camera deleted. Just keep the essential scenes for Wi-Fi transmition into the iPad. 

SKEET FALCON: That’s not that easy, but some things are possible. Trimming the video-function will be available in the next version of SKEET FALCON App, we are working on it already. A really new and most interesting feature is high speed recording at 240 frames per second.

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TORE: Ah, that is good – this is on the newest camera?

SKEET FALCON: Indeed, at the high end of range, yes. We are working on the integration with the SKEET FALCON App.

TORE: OK. I’ll have to make an order for the newest as soon as possible, and I know a lot of people who are interested in getting one once the new price system is in place.

SKEET FALCON: It’s not yet available to date, but we’re working on that.

TORE: Let me know. I am going to make an instruction video for some shooting instructors. We’re going to film all the material this summer with SKEET FALCON solution. We will make the rest of it this winter. 

SKEET FALCON: Perfect. We will keep you informed. Thanks for your time and your thoughts.

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