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Averaging 118' with a #5

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Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:43 pm

Hi all,

Thanks to James and Paul i am averaging 118' with a #5 after only a few months of hard work :cool: When i feel like I've hit it perfectly, i run to the end of the tape thinking it's going to be a massive improvement and it ends up being 119' :laugh:

My technique for this is to use a full ROM, but i would like to consistently hit 100' with a very compact stroke 'flip flop' (yes i know Paul) without driving my hand out on the forward cast. I've noticed that Jerry does this, hand up and down to cycle the false casts, and then he drives his hand out on the delivery to generate extra speed. Currently with flip flop i can only reach 90' and i don't know how to improve :( i would be grateful for any suggestions :cool:

All the best

Nick
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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:08 pm

Haul faster.....
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And congrats!

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by Zhongxiang » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:45 pm

Nice work!
It reminds me when I first got into distance casting I received a lot of help from here and personal coaching from James. Oh and he's good at coaching student to beat himself :D :D :D

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by John Waters » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:58 pm

Good casting Nick, well done. My suggestion is don't drive your hand out to generate extra speed, you are reducing speed by doing that.

John

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by James9118 » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:38 am

Zhongxiang wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Nice work!
It reminds me when I first got into distance casting I received a lot of help from here and personal coaching from James. Oh and he's good at coaching student to beat himself :D :D :D
:D :D :D I've learnt my lesson now, as soon as Nick gets to mid 120's that's it :pirate:

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:58 am

That’s awesome mate. Really excellent - well done and congratulations!!!

Send me some video!!!

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:54 pm

Haul faster.....
😉

And congrats!
Thank's Lasse! My hauling arm already feels like the below photo after a session, but i will try :cool:

Image

Thank you all for the advice and the kind words :cool: Sexyloops is a fantastic resource full of wonderful people and it's great to be a part of the community :sorcerer:
:D :D :D I've learnt my lesson now, as soon as Nick gets to mid 120's that's it :pirate:
LOL! :laugh:
That’s awesome mate. Really excellent - well done and congratulations!!!

Send me some video!!!

Cheers, Paul
Thank you, Paul! Of course, i need to find a nice grassy section and do it for you as the training ground isn't great for video. You'' have to show me how you hit 100 odd feet with your flip flop, i'd be interested to see :cool:

All the best!
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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:00 am

Sure no worries. In fact I know for a fact that the animated GIF that I used in Dirty Harry section was 100’. 105 was my limit with that stroke. That’s why I had to change it :D

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Re: Averaging 118' with a #5

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Post by nicholasfmoore » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:50 pm

Thanks man! Yes i did see that gif and it's really cool, the stroke just feels great as most of the forward stroke is made behind you, and for some reason, i really dig this :)

All the best
Nick M

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