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by Dirk le Roux
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Arm Path
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: Arm Path

Hi all I seem to have missed some, being busy with family time. Those images were posted via Imageshack as I recall, before you could upload them directly to the board. John, I did the traces on my BIM (sort of CAD) software. I still do from time to time when I want to figure out subtleties of other...
by Dirk le Roux
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Hypothetical question on mechanics
Replies: 23
Views: 1092

Re: Hypothetical question on mechanics

This afternoon, I watched Francois Botha casting a popper on a 7-weight for Leerfish while standing on his paddleboard. Not a hint of exertion. :cool:

Cheers,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Current distance stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: Current distance stroke

I found stepping with the casting side's foot most useful when I was working on hitting a 100ft target left-handed. While working on the 90 foot left-handed carry challenge, though, I realised that I still tried too hard, even as I knew to stay easy and controlled. I stumbled on Dr Dave Alfred's vie...
by Dirk le Roux
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Current distance stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: Current distance stroke

Zhongxiang wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:20 am
And when I do it right, I can tell just from how it sounds(only line noise not the rod).
I like that, TC!

I wonder if John saw it.
by Dirk le Roux
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Current distance stroke
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: Current distance stroke

Hi Nick Very nice casting! Here are from a graphic analysis of a champ stepper , a few differences with yours. Footwork - On the forward cast, the main rod rotation only starts just after the right foot plants. Trunk/pillar - Less leaning backwards along the casting plane on the back-cast (there is ...
by Dirk le Roux
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 255
Views: 11071

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Oh dear, a typo - it's Alred without an "f".

Dr Dave Alred says in a match situation (and in my view as with fishing) you are often presented with that one crucial chance, and you must train yourself to perform in that moment. That training is best done not by endless repetition.

All the best,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 255
Views: 11071

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

It’s a great skill to throw 120’ but can you do it in 2 minutes from cold? Hi Paul I was very interested to learn of Dr Dave Alfred's approach to training/practice (he is particular about the distinction but I can't now remember which is which). He limits the athlete to sets of the minimum chances,...
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 5278

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

Paul Arden wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:50 am
Propagation of a “transverse wave” in a flyline is determined by gravity.
No, it's not. Partly, maybe.
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 5278

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

No, I don't have an example that contradicts that the wave travels away from the impulse (unless it has reflected at the tethers, of course). That is why I asked, and I might still have misread your statement, you to explain the wave propagation being determined by "the direction of tension in the l...
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 181
Views: 5278

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

This very easy explanation might help. He's done it so I won't repeat it. and Regarding the bridge wave propagation speed: A wave in a string held at the top will slow down as it reaches the bottom (all things being equal) because the tension in the string is highest at the top of a hanging string....

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