PLEASE NOTE: In order to post on the Board you need to have registered. To register please email paul@sexyloops.com including your real name and username. Registration takes less than 24hrs, unless Paul is fishing deep in the jungle!

Search found 1448 matches

by Merlin
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Teaching
Topic: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: The practical side of considering loops as waves: Teaching and Self Improvement

For me (and I hope most people here), playing in the abstract world of physics is not an objective in and of itself. I need to be able to relate the stuff I think about to actual casting and how I might improve my own. Indeed, the whole reason for thinking about the physics is driven by that need t...
by Merlin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

A word on string analogy In the teaching forum Graeme explains to us his interpretation of the mechanisms allowing controlling the line. The basic equation of transverse waves is used: tension in the string equals the linear mass of the line multiplied by the squared speed of the wave in the string....
by Merlin
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

• Morphing loops • How snap casts work • Check hauling (forced turnover) • Explaining how pull back works I am impatiently waiting for your (interpretation of the) explanations Graeme. I do not care about the name used to qualify the loop (at least we can all agree it can be named a loop), and I am ...
by Merlin
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

We spend too much energy on useless topics. The loop is not a wave then, so what? What would it change if it was? I can understand that the strict wave equations do not apply completely to a loop and what does it brings to knowledge?

Merlin
by Merlin
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Graeme You create a completely artificial situation to justify your theory (how many followers). Do you cast vertical lines when you fish? In the north hemisphere at least, our lines are somewhat horizontal as we start the cast. It seems not to be the case in Australia. Please do not try to convince...
by Merlin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Post #19
The tip trajectory. You may include a circle if you wish. At some time it does not represent a mend anymore.

Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum.

Merlin
by Merlin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

So this looks like a snap cast.
Rope.JPG
Rope.JPG (42.5 KiB) Viewed 59 times
I agree with Paul, so would you find the compromise of saying that a loop is a "wave" be acceptable Graeme?

No argument will ever convince you that the loop is not a "transverse" wave.

Merlin
by Merlin
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Graeme

Many thanks in advance to give an answser to my post #21 about a vertical snap cast from the balcony, the line being vertical at start. Would you then consider it is a tranverse wave travelling along and horizontal (long virtual) line?

Merlin
by Merlin
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

For the time being there is a disagreement on the name :D To me a loop is a wave in the general sense, there are various types of waves and there is none that fits all situations. In publications authors use the word wave and it does not refer only to fly lines (e.g. chains). To me using the word wa...
by Merlin
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Flycasting Physics
Topic: Analysing loop propagation
Replies: 89
Views: 1571

Re: Analysing loop propagation

Graeme

Instead of starting by a transverse wave in a vertical line, make a snap vertically. Is the shaped loop coming from the snap a transverse wave then?

Merlin

Go to advanced search