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Old 08-10-2007, 06:27 PM
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Taken up my rope fitness training again the last couple of weeks with the eagles. I know Iain (Laggan ) had good results with his harris and Joe(Big JoeJoe) and Jim (Outflying) had good results with goshawks.

I am trying it with the gos and noticing a big difference in fitness and recovery time after a heavy session.

How is everybody that tried it getting on.

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:29 PM
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And Spike ;
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:36 PM
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Can someone explain what rope training is?

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:41 PM
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Can someone explain what rope training is?

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To me too. interested for the ferrug.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:41 PM
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Martin,
It is very straight forward. It is really a case of repetive calls to the fist or lure with the bird dragging a rope thick enough to make it really have to work to pull it ,as opposed to gliding while flying free. Distance for me depends on the length of grass , strength of wind and whether the rope is wet or dry. It really builds up muscle and greatly improves fitness and stamina.

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Old 08-10-2007, 06:45 PM
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Great pics mate and i think ill be trying this myself
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:45 PM
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I use a steel chain weighting about 500g. She has to fly about ten meters to fist. I also stand on the platform for extra height. The load should not be too much or else it could break some flight feathers. My bird gets real tired after a session of 20 flights with wings hanging down exhausting. I think it's a quick way of getting your bird fit without having to fly miles everyday.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:52 PM
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I use this method to high jump my falcons, I stand on a stool to increase the height.It really increase their fitness
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:14 PM
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hey berkut

how do you decide the weight of the rope ? like howmuch should it way on short dry grass for a male hh ? It looks like a good way to muscle up, i'm intrested to here the results with the gosses!

your eagles look good neil, they both look stunnign, the darkest i have ever seen and the brightest i wish u alot of luck this season.

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Old 08-10-2007, 07:19 PM
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hey berkut

how do you decide the weight of the rope ? like howmuch should it way on short dry grass for a male hh ? It looks like a good way to muscle up, i'm intrested to here the results with the gosses!

your eagles look good neil, they both look stunnign, the darkest i have ever seen and the brightest i wish u alot of luck this season.

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Thanks for the comments. I would say roughly the thickness of the leash.If it is slightly too thick,reduce distance and increase repetitions.

Neil.
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