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by Paul Arden
Fri Mar 01, 2024 3:14 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Yes I agree with Jason on this. If your idea of “proper” tracking only means “straight”, then this only applies for me when that’s the requirement. But I don’t see why you need to define it as “straight tracking” when tracking for you, by your definition, always means straight. It must be difficult ...
by Paul Arden
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

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I liked this example of a curved plane and curved tracking. If the green was our casting stroke, we would have an inverted loop of course. But with some modification it’s not too dissimilar to casting through the angles/planes.

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

Tracking in the first decade of SL was defined as "tip path seen from bird's view". And we meant looking down perpendicular by bird's view! Proper tracking was all about as close to straight as possible and poor tracking was curving further away of an imaginary straight path. We used that...
by Paul Arden
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:44 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

If you define it with straight as we always did, it can't be curved. Sounds like a curved straight line. Oxymoron they call it, I think. You’ve lost me Bernd. For you tracking can only ever be straight? This surprises me, particularly coming from someone who says there is no straight. Tracking is j...
by Paul Arden
Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

I agree with most of that Gary. The difference is tracking for you is in the loop plane, for others it’s casting/rod plane. For those of us who can have curved planes then it must be flat. For Euclidean geometrists then it need only be cast “in plane”. You curve the rod path in three dimensions to c...
by Paul Arden
Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Measuring the Haul
Replies: 62
Views: 892

Re: Measuring the Haul

I have no idea why you guys want to compare two very different techniques for different purposes - apples to oranges. One being a off-shoulder cast for special fishing situations and the other a casting sport technique (5wt line / tarpon rod). Better continue this in the flycasting section. I’m not...
by Paul Arden
Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:23 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Cradle grip
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Cradle grip

Hi Phil,

Yes, in fact one of the previous distance casters I knew, Ben Dixon, uses this grip. He generates very high line speed using it. I experimented with it for a while, and still do.

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Thu Feb 29, 2024 5:20 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

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Lots of uses for this, but for the loop to be a different plane to the rod, then it normally requires curved tracking.

Cheers, Paul
by Paul Arden
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:32 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

How do you define “poor” tracking, Bernd? I have straight and curved. If curved tracking is as intended then it’s good right?
by Paul Arden
Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Tracking and Loop planes
Replies: 42
Views: 386

Re: Tracking and Loop planes

So we are casting through a curved “surface”? I don’t think that applies.

The surface of a sphere is a plane.

Must sleep! I have to be up shortly :D

Cheers, Paul

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