Flatwater Initiation

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Flatwater Initiation

#1 Post by Pancho McTavish » Sat May 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Some of you who have never made the journey may have wondered what your first Flatwater experience would be like. This year I was able to film the secret initiation ceremony and the major task required of the newbies. This is George "Tripod" Schwantz, a vintage Flatwater veteran, demonstrating the requirements with perfect form before the new fellows get their turn. No whusses now.......we've all been there and done that and are none the worse for the wear. You new guys can bring your own stick.

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#2 Post by Setters Forever » Sat May 04, 2013 3:45 pm

Sorry I missed that.....
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#3 Post by wingshooter » Sat May 04, 2013 10:09 pm

No wonder attendance was down.
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#4 Post by fourtrax » Sun May 05, 2013 11:03 am

Unique........
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#5 Post by wingshooter » Sun May 05, 2013 11:10 am

Steve- got that video of Toplever Tony?
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#6 Post by Pancho McTavish » Sun May 05, 2013 5:31 pm

wingshooter wrote:Steve- got that video of Toplever Tony?
I was shooting some clays when it was his turn and didn't get it on film. Sorry.....it apparently would have been good. Some said he took twelve wraps! :shock: :shock:

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#7 Post by wingshooter » Sun May 05, 2013 6:16 pm

After he did the shot with a toplever gun and got a forehead recoil indentation, he would only repeat the shot for the cameras with a topleverless gun. I handed him my Manufrance and he did the shot with Fourtrax and Bruce Day filming. Someone then offered a hammergun, but he declined. Hoping one of them will post it.
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#8 Post by mbonner » Sun May 05, 2013 9:45 pm

Not sure anyone at Flatwater has ever been skinny enough to emulate that individual for the initiation anyway. Amazing what these foreign folks will do for fun. I'm still wincing at the thought...
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#9 Post by trapperkirk » Sun May 05, 2013 9:52 pm

I heard they do that in Michigan's U.P.
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#10 Post by 3crosses » Mon May 06, 2013 7:38 am

looks to be the Dr. prescription for too much Viagra.
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#11 Post by 2Gordons » Mon May 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Eye bleach... pass the eye bleach, please...
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