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by Geenomad
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 7609

Re: Thrust?

As Paul stated above, it can help with focusing the loop for casting into the wind... and it can poke your fly back under the mangroves too. I do not see a great increase in line speed though, some but not that much, so I suspect the rod absorbs most of the input or the tip just does not have as mu...
by Geenomad
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 7609

Re: Thrust?

My focus is really just about curve casts, so the impulse I am dwelling upon is not in the direction of the cast. But I agree that in your case the thrust would add something to the net force. Where I think differently is that my concept of a thrust is forward and is applied when the rod is almost ...
by Geenomad
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Flycasting - 2 handed
Topic: Thrust?
Replies: 30
Views: 7609

Re: Thrust?

For what I am mulling, my guess it that maybe "impulse" would be a better word? An increase in force for a short duration of time and, importantly for me, that is off linear? Force is a vector and momentum is a vector, so the line will deviate from the set path in relation to the magnitude of the i...
by Geenomad
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Stroke length in relation to style
Replies: 66
Views: 6625

Re: Stroke length in relation to style

[The] simple "what", "how" and "why" approach to describing technique transcends style and gives structure to the descriptive language of any body movement. We sometimes complicate the language of casting. In my view, technique is what we should instruct, style is of interest only when it inhibits ...
by Geenomad
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Too much power!
Replies: 19
Views: 2776

Re: Too much power!

Hi Nick
It's about efficiency, not how much force is used so much as where the force used is directed. Won't repeat the mechanics analysis other than to say compare a windscreen wiper action to sound technique with translation and late rotation. Straight(er) lines rule.

Cheers
Mark
by Geenomad
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke
Replies: 37
Views: 6297

Re: \|/ or \\\|/ Push Vs Pull, rotating through the stroke or at the end of the stroke

Acceleration is necessary to make a good cast. If you are to apply constant acceleration throughout the stroke, concerning not only translation but rotation also, then more of the rotation will occur ever later during the stroke. That's good rendering of the mechanics and consequently, efficiency. ...
by Geenomad
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 41
Views: 6306

Re: Climate Change

In Australia 29 former fire and emergency chiefs formed a group called Emergency Leaders for Climate Action. Australia has 8 states and territories which handle fire and emergency services.These folks generally eschew anything to do with political activism. They are speaking up because the incumbent...
by Geenomad
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Daily Planet
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 41
Views: 6306

Re: Climate Change

Having heard and read the denialist guff for several decades I have concluded that they are people beyond persuasion and, frankly, unworthy of engagement. Their position is based on belief rather than reason. We can speculate and psychoanalyse about the bases and causes of that belief but I don't kn...
by Geenomad
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching method
Replies: 9
Views: 2035

Re: Teaching method

Two articles, one by a journalist who clearly doesn't understand the subject matter or its practical application, do not constitute a thorough review of the literature but rather the expression of an opinion. Google Scholar might be a better place to look for anyone interested in researching either ...
by Geenomad
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: Teaching method
Replies: 9
Views: 2035

Re: Teaching method

I understand there are 3 main methods by which people generally learn, with most having preferences and strengths between them... would the usual be to start with a quick demo of the cast (or whatever aspect it is you happen to be teaching) with an explanation then slowly add more detail / correcti...

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