Bernd Ziesche wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:58 amMate,Paul Arden wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:35 amHaving shared some messages with Bernd the terms “tracking” and “tailing loops” have different meanings for us. For me tailing loops are tails in the loop plane. For Bernd he is in the rod plane. Tracking for me is the rod tip path perpendicular to rod plane. I think Bernd is simply a straight rod plane and I know for others it might even be the bird’s eye view of the tip path!
so when the caster is overhead casting in the vertical plane, you would watch the tip from the side view (perpendicular = 90 degrees) and call that tracking?
In the old times of the board tracking always was tip path (RSP0 to RSP1) seen from above (bird's view). So it was about keeping the tip within the vertical plane. For that you would watch down (along) that plane.
Problem I had with that, was that it was great when the cast was done by rod movement in the vert. plane. But when side casting one was clearly controlling a different thing! In side casting the tip would always have much worse tracking. Didn't make sende to me.
So I changed and called tracking to be rod movement within one and one only plane. For that I would look down that plane.
I remember about ten years back you did agree on that to make sense. I could find that for you.
To understand tails to be waves in loop plane doesn't make sense to me. Tails were always about having lost control about a smooth increase in rod bend. That of course hapoens within rod plane.
I often teach it, describe it as a Drafting table - the sort I was taught on with it's ability to adjust tilt. The entire surface moves, flat, no twist - giving us Tracking and Casting plane.