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Grip shift

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Re: Grip shift

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Post by Graeme H » Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Closing the fingers to flip the rod.
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Re: Grip shift

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:10 pm

It’s stopless and happens in the same way that the backcast opens. The thumb simply pushes over.

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Re: Grip shift

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Post by Graeme H » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:11 pm

You'll need to show me how you're doing it then. (One more thing for the list of lessons ... :) )
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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:13 pm

Sounds good! :D
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Re: Grip shift

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Post by Magnus H » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Here is a video of Fredrik shifting grips. It’s sort of a key grip on the backcast and thumb on top going forward.



I still use this sometimes when I struggle with my forward cast tracking.

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:45 pm

Nice video, Magnus. I sometimes switch to finger pointing on the backcast when I'm struggling with backcast tracking.

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Re: Grip shift

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Post by Mangrove Cuckoo » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:59 am

Thanks... that clears things up quite a bit!

I need to work on that cradle grip... and get to it while the back cast is unrolling. That timing is where I have been going wrong.

I think I have been maintaining my hand during the back cast and rotating during the forward translation, instead of the cradle before translation. That results in sort of a torque twist and I have no fingers to close. I think it is because I use curve casts so often.

Something to practice tomorrow...
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