Secrets Of Champions IV: "Winning Lofts: The Inside Stories"
What does it take to construct the perfect racing pigeon loft? Why do champion trainers say that excellent pigeons in a bad loft will seldom, if ever, win races? Why do pigeons from humble housing often crush excellent birds from huge palatial pigeon lofts? Those are the questions award-winning film maker Jim Jenner sets out to answer as he visits dozens of some of the most successful pigeon lofts in the world.
This is literally the inside story of how the best lofts work. Using 3D computer animation, and hundreds of shots of construction details, Secrets of Champions IV is your guide to learning what you need to know about creating a loft that brings your birds into winning condition and holds that condition for the entire racing season.
Filmed in Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, England and the U.S.A. this film explores how four key components are the secret to form. The perfect blend of oxygen exchange, humidity and temperature, combined with what champions call the "carrying capacity" of a loft are the factors that are key to perfect condition.
Just a few of the fascinating stories you'll enjoy in this film include:
. How a loft designed by a 15-year-old boy became the winningest pigeon loft in the world.
. Why classic Belgian attic lofts produce more winners than back garden lofts.
. How mechanical ventilation is being used to overcome harsh local climates.
. How installing small vents in a Scottish loft lead to a string of National racing victories.
. How loft location to the sun and wind can mean the difference between success and failure.
. How you can test your current loft to see why it may not be right for top form.
Secrets IV includes the comments of some of the world's most successful fanciers and takes you to the lofts of:
. Irish Champion Ronnie Williamson
. English Champion Frank Tasker
. Belgian Champion Willy Thas
. English Champion Geoff Kirkland
. 2008 Intl. Barcelona Winner Danny Vagenende
. Scottish Champions Walker & Wilson
And many, many more!You'll also spend time with leading Belgian pigeon Vets Johan Van der Cruyssen and Greta Van de Sompel as they discuss how loft design affects performance.
Run time: 3 hr 57 min