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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    watch osiyion of tail that gives wind speed.
    No I can not under stand what you are saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    No I can not under stand what you are saying
    I believe he is saying watch the position of the tail ribbon to gauge the wind speed. As in the higher it rises the faster the wind is blowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    remember tails will indicate the vertical wind factor at times and not the true wind speed

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    the tail shows direction ribbon shows speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by butch lambert View Post
    everybody has their ideas about flags. I started with flags with a small vane and light floppy tails.i next bought 6 of don nielson's real high quality flags with daisy wheels, next were charlie hood double vane flags with and without daisy wheels, next were 4 beggs wind probes, next were what i use now, 6 brt flags with props, not daisies. I do use a wind probe between my first and second flag and another between the second and third. I like the brt props as they start and stop instantly with a pickup or letup. I found the daisies to be slow to start and they are a flywheel after the wind quits.
    daisy dives direction ojb will give you what to watch.

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    Guys I do no think you know what I am saying
    If the wind is moving a cross the range at say 35 degrees to to the flag post The tails may not indicate the true wind speed
    They may only track the wind angle Now if the same wind was moving a cross the the rang at say 90 degrees to the flag post
    Last edited by chris; 07-03-2021 at 08:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    guys i do no think you know what i am saying
    if the wind is moving a cross the range at say 35 degrees to to the flag post the tails may not indicate the true wind speed
    they may only track the wind angle Now if the same wind was moving a cross the the rang at say 90 degrees to the flag post
    . The ribbon gives you the speed the tail direction..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBrawand View Post
    . The ribbon gives you the speed the tail direction..
    IF the ribbons are pointing straight to the sky approximately what wind speed is that.

    IF ribbons are pointed 20 degrees above horizontal what will the
    wind speed be across the rang
    Thank you Bill

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    Having tried several various types of wind flags over the years including Gene Beggs probes. I finally settled on making my own and the best I have found to date. The wind sock is made from the cheapest and lightest trash can bags and is directly attached to the Cloroplast vanes. These are also very well balanced and it is hard to see. One side is orange and the other side is green they also have the adjustable ball heads on the stands. Why they work so well for me is they show both wind direction and the wind speed with just one look and they are also very sensitive. I use four so all I have to do is it to just look at only four things to see the direction and speed. If using vanes and tails I would then have to look at eight the vanes for direction and the tails for speed and that is twice as much that I would then have to try and calculate. All the while when all eight are constantly going through changes in both direction and speed.



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    HI Louis. It looks like a nice setup
    I see a lot of sox's in use around air ports
    I made 3 about 3 year a go Very similar to yours For me the sox's was not sensitive enough for rimfire .What are they made of Louis
    One thing they did work for on my range. One set 10 yards from target,
    on the right hand side and one set about 20 on the left
    When the sox's point the same angle in the opposite direction.

    Thanks you for the reply and good luck Chris
    Last edited by chris; 07-05-2021 at 09:56 PM.

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    What you guys are saying is all fine, well, and good but don’t be so fixated on your flags alone. Learn to read everything “out there”. You are allowed to read the other guys flags and use them to your advantage as well. You can pick up a trend before it gets to your firing lane by looking right and left. And everybody doesn’t use your style or color of flag or type of tail. Learn to read them all. That is all I’m going to say on the subject, which was “Probes” to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbecigneul View Post
    what you guys are saying is all fine, well, and good but don’t be so fixated on your flags alone. Learn to read everything “out there”. You are allowed to read the other guys flags and use them to your advantage as well. You can pick up a trend before it gets to your firing lane by looking right and left. And everybody doesn’t use your style or color of flag or type of tail. Learn to read them all. That is all i’m going to say on the subject, which was “probes” to begin with.
    well at least you are learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    if the ribbons are pointing straight to the sky approximately what wind speed is that.

    If ribbons are pointed 20 degrees above horizontal what will the
    wind speed be across the rang
    thank you bill
    thats for you to find out qiitly and then shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by billbrawand View Post
    thats for you to find out qiitly and then shoot
    its funny those two questions already what to do for you. Looks like you need more concentration good luck.

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    I might be the odd one out here but i also pay attention to noises. Like if the trees start getting noisy or a noisy daisy wheel starts getting loud i know the wind is picking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trxr View Post
    i might be the odd one out here but i also pay attention to noises. Like if the trees start getting noisy or a noisy daisy wheel starts getting loud i know the wind is picking up.
    thats great keep learning got long ways too go. More practice good luck.

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