#1 Compak Sporting: what are we referring to?
Passionate about clay pigeon shooting since he was 12 years old, Maxime comes from a family of shooters: "I was lucky enough to learn from my father, who was approximately 15 times a member of the French team," explains this enthusiast. "Thanks to his advice and my training, I too had the opportunity to join the French Compak Sporting team several times during my Junior years."
Providing an excellent compromise between the rigour of the Universal Trench and the variety of Sporting courses, it is a highly technical discipline due to the diversity of trajectories and the use of "cages", which adds an additional constraint to positioning. "This forces us to think and work out the most comfortable position to have a chance of hitting the clay pigeon"," explains Maxime.
The Compak Sporting is made up of 5 cages lined up in a similar way to the Universal Trench: the shooting is done at a maximum of 35 metres, with cartridges of 28g maximum, on clay pigeons with receding, re-entrant, and crossing trajectories, etc. Generally, "at each station, we shoot 3 clay pigeons in singles with 2 rounds and a double with one round per target". Each station - A, B, C, D, E, etc., has a menu that displays the order of shots that the shooter should take. It should be noted, however, that the latter is free to choose. He can shoot in the shouldered position or not.