John Waters wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:48 am
The two most important considerations of any grip are how it facilitates power transmission and the amount of wrist movement it allows. There are other considerations like injury risk and difficulty but if you consider the two primary issues, ditch the finger on top grip if you want to achieve longer casts. I also think it is more conducive to injuries than other grips, but it does not cut it when you want distance through power transmission and both wrist flexibility and total movement.
Hi John, thanks! I do see what you mean in regards to injury, however, my fingers are as strong as my thumb (from being a pianist) and i've actually broken a string in concert
I've just tried it in slow motion and it is very difficult to delay rotation unless i somehow take up drift with body movement, what grip would you suggest, a V grip?
What is “good weather”?
For me it’s a gentle breeze to mix up the air. I don’t count my casts when in a strong wind and don’t bother measuring in a hurricane
Exactly that, Paul it's a consistent breeze that makes the measurements more realistic
the day i was casting was horrendous and quite uncomfortable, even to stand up. There aren't any 'still days' next week, but this is what i go on for measurements to see where i am, next best thing i guess would be in an enclosed space.
those are a bit like saying one casts 40 yards because one saw the backing once in a blue moon
I was reading up on ski jumping; if you are very light they subtract distance, if it's windy they shorten or lengthen the ramp height. Is it about skill or is it about luck? If it's luck then we should be playing the lottery because the prizes are bigger and we don't end up smelling of fish.
You learn something new every day
It's interesting that the casts are outdoors (i've never competed at that level so this is my opinion of course), and i'm sure there is an element of luck involved. For example, it could be still for half an hour, and then suddenly some gusty winds appear, and that person in those winds would have a huge advantage over the other casters that were competing in flat calm conditions, and that's luck to me. if you want a fair environment, akin to laboratory conditions, then indoors would probably be the best option. I'm sure accuracy could be done indoors with a swimming pool?
The Olympics is limited to three persons per county per event and target 64-72 people.
Have you tried getting casting into the Olympics?
We could test it at the SL Birthday Bash, assuming we get 40 or so coming which should be possible.
All the best
When is that?