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by Dirk le Roux
Tue May 11, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Distance Casting In Hot-Humid-Calm Conditions: Thin Air Tough Casting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Distance Casting In Hot-Humid-Calm Conditions: Thin Air Tough Casting?

No prob, Bob

It certainty is counter intuitive. I only learned that the hard way (years ago) landing hang gliders at altitude on hot and humid days, in zero wind!
by Dirk le Roux
Tue May 11, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Distance Casting In Hot-Humid-Calm Conditions: Thin Air Tough Casting?
Replies: 23
Views: 1837

Re: Distance Casting In Hot-Humid-Calm Conditions: Thin Air Tough Casting?

Stefano De Martini wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 8:02 am
Paul humid air is denser than dry air. So in my opinion the answer to your question is in what I have tried to expose above...
Hi Stefano

Humid air is less dense than dry air.

Cheers,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Belgian / Gebetsroither / Continuous Tenion
Replies: 24
Views: 2385

Re: Belgian / Gebetsroither / Continuous Tenion

Hi Bernd Thank you for elucidating the history. I think it is important to be truthful with these things but in a way, it may be too late. The term "Belgian Cast" is out there and few bother to be precise as to who it really came from and what the original cast actually was. Now even the Island Styl...
by Dirk le Roux
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Belgian / Gebetsroither / Continuous Tenion
Replies: 24
Views: 2385

Re: Belgian / Gebetsroither / Continuous Tenion

Hi Carol

Though not limited to Belgian /Gebetsroither, these are quite thorough discussions:

https://youtu.be/nvfb5mWYeJo

,

https://youtu.be/oa-1-W7rcgs

and

https://youtu.be/nlyji5uAluM

All the best,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 12234

Re: 180 "tails".

Paul Arden wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:08 pm
Great video! Do you regard a waypoint as behaving like a wave?
Hi Paul

Not my video, just to be sure. And yes, as I said before.

Hi Lasse

The backcasts going better is all in the strokes.

Cheers
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 12234

Re: 180 "tails".

When does a waypoint become a dangle? Sometimes such a bend propagates smoothly out the line's configuration and sometimes an initially very subtle bend becomes a pronounced Zorro-dangle. From line-watching many video clips, I have not yet found a clue. My best current suspicion is stroke smoothness...
by Dirk le Roux
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 12234

Re: 180 "tails".

But Dirk isn't that the consequence of changing the plane? Not necessarily. That stroke will throw the same "tails" whether you have a <180 set-up or not. Put differently, make the same <180 casts with a smooth, non dip-and-rise forward stroke and there should be no issue. That is what I have point...
by Dirk le Roux
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: 180 "tails".
Replies: 178
Views: 12234

Re: 180 "tails".

It's not the <180 bend that screws the casts you showed, Morsie. If you track the bends frame by frame, you will see that the "tails" originate from the bend placed by a dip-and-rise in the stroke. The yellow arrow shows the <180 bend, which quickly propagates out the fly leg. The red arrow shows th...
by Dirk le Roux
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Arm Path
Replies: 22
Views: 3572

Re: Arm Path

Only a pleasure, John.

Keep in mind that with the older footage traces, though the time intervals are mostly constant, not all of them are.

All the best,
Dirk
by Dirk le Roux
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Arm Path
Replies: 22
Views: 3572

Re: Arm Path

Here are some more recent traces. To Gjersøe, false casting forward stroke (showing only the thumb positions and rod butt angles - I was interested in how he rotates through the stroke): Tor Gjersoe FC.jpg Bernt Johansson's backcast from his second-best (42.9m) PUALD entry: Bernt Johansson BC.jpg Be...

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