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by John Waters
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hand Speed

Hi Daniel,

Good post, like your term "explosive", it is both descriptive and apt when describing fly distance possibilities. I can't wait to see the distances achieved when a caster doubles their hand speed.

John
by John Waters
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hand Speed

Hi Mangrove, I apologise if I gave the impression that casters could not learn from the points raised by yourself, the reference to Brady and the analysis of his stroke. I have highlighted many of those positives in the thread titled Tracking..tracking..tracking in the Flycasting Section. In that se...
by John Waters
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hand Speed

Like baseball pitching, there are parallels to casting but some major differences as well. Brady does not brake as effectively as do exponents of other throwing sports, nor are his feet and leg placements and extensions the same either. He does not use linear acceleration like casters do and his mov...
by John Waters
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6957

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Hi Phil, My knowledge of golf is zero and on the few occasions I have participated, my ability to get the ball to lift off the ground using any club, other than the putter, is less than zero. I dare not use the term "play" as that may falsely give the impression that I had achieved some level of suc...
by John Waters
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hand Speed

Hi Daniel, Thanks for your post, much appreciated. You are correct about the impact on air drag on a javelin impacting distance. I fully agree with your statement that it is both complex and caster dependent. It is often simplified by reference to the angle of attack achieved by the athlete at relea...
by John Waters
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6957

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Click on the “The Board” at the bottom of this page Phil and it will take you to the Board’s summary page which lists the Forum Group titles. Click on “Castingsport” and then click on the thread “Hand Speed” and you can read Leslie’s response to my question about how fast casters move their rod hand...
by John Waters
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: Hand Speed

Hi Leslie, My thanks for sharing your analysis in post 2 and your reference to the research paper " Fly Casting - Movement Co-ordination and Performance". Both are very informative and I very much appreciate the information you have provided. Vince Brandon had previously referred me to work done by ...
by John Waters
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6957

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Given the discussion here about what, if anything, casting can learn from other sports, there is a great post by Leslie in the Casting Sport Forum.

John
by John Waters
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6957

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Totally agree Dirk, it can all be summarised by the old adage, train as you play.

John
by John Waters
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 182
Views: 6957

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

I think casters need to structure each 12 month period the same as athletes in other sports do. Divide the year into basically three segments, an off-season, a pre-competition and a competition seasons. Depending on the caster, both the off-season and the pre-competition season needs to individualis...

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