As it happens, I can illustrate this problem with snippets from several videos I took during an Excellent Standard competition at the Kiln trial last month. The course was designed by Judge Scott Chamberlain. I've never encountered this layout before. While most dogs made it, much time was lost as they ran wide or even behind their handlers before committing to the next jump. First, here's the layout:
Now, here's video I managed to snip of just that segment of the course. (me and my papillon, Maxie, are first, then Lucky Lucy is 6th). There were other variations and some NQ's as dogs got sucked in by the dogwalk or the jump after 3, or skipped the chute to follow the handler to H1:
Many succeeded but all lost precious seconds with the wide turns. Does someone have a solution for this? I'm hoping to hear back.
Upwards and onward,