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Counterflex in relation to max rod bend

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Thanks for posting this video again, Gordy, I always have it in mind when I think to counterflex.

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Thanks Merlin and Gordy, that helps to have a serious picture of cf. Makes me think the avg. cf as it takes place in most of our casting is way more than just 10% of max rod bend.
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Makes me think the avg. cf as it takes place in most of our casting is way more than just 10% of max rod bend.
Bernd,
I don't know how much the caster can influence CF by changing the grip especially since some people recommend increasing the grip pressure while others advise to loosen the grip to reduce it. But I expect different casters, casting different distances will produce different ratios.

But for most casters I think you are correct. Here is an example of the measured deflection in the Paradigm cast.
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In that cast the ratio was .837/1.267=66%.

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Thanks Gordy!
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