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Rod tip path

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clayed21085
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Rod tip path

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Post by clayed21085 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:15 am

I've read that the tip position at the beginning of the stroke needs to be inline to where the the tip is during the deepest load in the rod during the stroke. Seems basic but agreeable to everyone? This gives you a straight path and avoids tailing loops, gives you a good visualization on opening the rod ark.

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Merlin
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Re: Rod tip path

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Post by Merlin » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:02 am

Hi James

Here is a typical tip trajectory, corresponding to the record of one of Lasse's casts. Trajectories are domed but there is a part of it which can be relatively straight. In case the power application comes too soon or too strongly, then a downwards dip in the trajectory can happen and create a tail.
Lasse's cast record.JPG
If applied too soon and too strongly, a haul can create a tail by driving the tip down, but if applied correctly, it contributes to flattening the tip path.

Merlin
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