Gordy - I've already told you to read my very first post in this thread. These types of comments indicate that you still have not done that. When you have read the post feel free to ask questions.gordonjudd wrote:I hope that Walter can explain what is providing the source of the negative x force at the bottom of the loop that would be required to maintain a momentum change in the fly leg even though there is no tension on the end of the rod leg while it remains airborne.
There is certainly a momentum change going on in the top leg of the bead chain in the last two videos. If Newton was correct that a momentum change requires a force (and you would have to be pretty ballsy to argue with Newton's second law) what is providing the necessary force in those last two videos?
Now for some observations from the first cast in your earlier video:
Have you noticed that near the end of the loop unrolling that the loop seems to slow its descent and actually appears to be climbing? Does that mean that bead chain loops also have the ability to defy gravity? Does the skin effect that pulls a fly line loop upwards through the air work for bead chains too? It would be hard to understand how from this video because in this case the fly leg is actually on the bottom and not on the top. That would mean that the skin effect should be pulling this loop down rather than up...