Sunday, 14 August 2011

Flyball Fairview week 2

We were all back at Fairview again this weekend for a 2nd tournament at the same venue as last weekend. Its the last weekend before the British Championships so we were all fine tuning our box turns and crossovers.

This is me racing down to the box.

Four feet on the box, ball already in mouth and turning.

Just of the box accelerating away.

Up to full speed again.

And this is a dogs eye view of my running up to cross over with a teammate.

We had another successful weekends racing Chips team came second in their division, Auntie Breeze's team came fourth in hers and me and Dare got a first place in ours with a new fastest team time of 18.99 seconds. I was very qick again this week with a 4.28 second run and a few 4.30's runs as well.

Just to prove I am not the only one of my pack with a good turn this Auntie Breeze today in mid box turn.

And a video of Chip and team mates yesterday, he is the last dog in the video clips.


K-Koira said...

Sounds like a fun weekend.

I don't think I've ever noticed the terminology differences before with what you call cross overs and we in the states call passes. Over here, crossing over is what we call a dog running into the wrong lane, ie: crossing on another dog. We call it passing when we are sending a dog into the lane past another dog on our team.

And a question. Do the bumpers on top of the jumps get included in the jump height, or are they in addition to the jump height?

An English Shepherd said...

Hi K-Koria, they are called passes here as well but the boss calls them crossovers!

We assume the bumpers are included in the jump height but will find out :-)

euthymic said...

You guys ran really well and were very fast. No wonder you got all the championships:) We admire and congratulate you.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Valerie said...

Well done, all of you. I liked the slow motion section of the video, it meant I could actually see what you do without feeling breathless ... grins.

Patty said...

sounds like a great weekend! congrats on your good runs and first place!

Taryn said...

Wizz, those are some really great photos of you! I can truly see your enthusiasm for the sport!


Dude you were flying! Pawsome technique! Doggone it u deserve 1st place.

K9friend said...

Wow! Love that flyball action!