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by John Waters
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Blocking
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Blocking

Hi Paul, At its most basic, fly distance casting has two movements, one is linear, the other is rotational. Depending on your technique you can employ one, or the other, or a combination. Both linear and rotational movements start with zero velocity and accelerate to a point where the body must term...
by John Waters
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Blocking
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Blocking

The terms "blocking" and "braking" need to be defined because they apply to two different actions in fly casting. We tend to be very keen to define some actions within strict definitions, yet allow others to be either ignored, interchanged or absorbed within more general terminology. There are two b...
by John Waters
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 255
Views: 11133

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Hi Phil, Accuracy is a greater consideration for a pitcher than for other throwers, as is the amount of movement added to the ball by the hand, than is the case in other throwing sports. In all throwing sports, including casting, the arm follows through post release of the object or line, the differ...
by John Waters
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking
Replies: 255
Views: 11133

Re: Tracking ... tracking ... tracking

Hi Phil,

You're right Phil, the old multiple school bus lineup trick will ruin technique every time.

Check out the American Casting Association site, and if you can, go to their 2021 National Casting Championships.

John
by John Waters
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Flycasting
Topic: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: On enjoyment, fishing and bad casting.

The enjoyment of fly fishing for me is the take, or the anticipation of the take. If that results from a good cast, fine, but the enjoyment is the same with a poor cast. That is why I fish. The more good casts I can achieve in a day increases my chance of actioning a take, but good cast or bad cast,...
by John Waters
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Casting Sport
Topic: Hand Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

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: 21
Views: 1281

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: 21
Views: 1281

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: 255
Views: 11133

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: 21
Views: 1281

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...

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