Hi everyone,Alejandro wrote:In any case the assumption that a slower stop has advantages in the fly casting seems is not met in the reality.
I use a slow stop, when I want to shape an open loop and cast in relatively low line speed. That's when the soft stop seems to have it's advantage.
In regard of the WC in Norway I did not see any caster using a soft stop. They all had incredible high deceleration rates for their butt section. Those who used an arc of 160° as well as those who used an arc of 130°. No one was aiming for a low rate of deceleration. I think that was simply for one reason:
The lower your rate of deceleration will be, the less effective you can use your overall arc to produce max line speed.
In summary the smaller arcs usually result in tighter loops. Tight loops are good to have for distance.
Now some use a wider arc than others in order to achieve higher line speed. But still those using the wider arc don't waste any arc by slowing down the rate of deceleration imo.
I would be very impressed, if someone would throw far when using a low rate of deceleration for the butt section of the rod. And then we have to define what exactly are we talking about as a slow stop? Does it only refer to the deceleration of angular velocity, or does it include translational movement, too?
Those using a huge arc mostly run out of arm very abrupt at the end of their stroke. I understand this to be part of a very abrupt stop.
I doubt we will ever see any distance caster using a wide arc slowing down translational movement of the rod hand in a low rate.
I believe in distance casting everything happens fast.