We’ve been looking forward to seeing 359, 20, 5254 and a few others ourselves.
Can I ask why you shoot from the base of the Batter? Where you are, anyone can come hit you and knock your shot off without penalty, whereas if you shot from the top of the Batter or the Outer Works, you’d have some sort of protection (and potentially a faster lineup time).
We just put our aiming flashlight on at GPR (it’s not a photon cannon, please no one call it that), so we are Looking Forward to using it to dial in more shot locations at Tech Valley.
Considering we started practicing at home shooting out in no man’s land in between the batter and the outer works, without any sort of aiming aid, we considered this position an upgrade. The 90%+ shot percentage at this spot isn’t too shabby.
340 accosted us a few times in the area (we gave it back to them - always fun to engage in the back and forth with those guys - I think we may have some frame incursion tire marks on top of our drive base, but I’m sure the top of our frame scraped their underside several times in response), but overall I thought we handled defense well in that spot.
We should be practicing other shot locations on Thursday, including the two spots you mentioned. We think we can lower the arm to hit that batter shot angle - we just have to verify. Of course, even if you get to that spot, you are still then more likely to be pinned for 4 secs or so because you’re trapped by the batter’s lexan dividers. Perhaps where we shot from is the best balance of close-in shooting and defensive protection?
It would be nice to verify refs will call protection penalties for outer works shots at TV before risking the loss of shot percentage due to greater range. I don’t think Dante had any opportunities for his crew to call such penalties for outer works shooters in Pittsburgh. He’ll certainly have a lot at TV.