I have to say that initially I was somewhere between skeptical and incredulous. Having watched the vid in the above link, my response is very different. Thanks for posting it Merlin.Merlin wrote:Here is the link to that second video
Mechanics and vectors etc aside what I observe is a forward cast that ends with an slightly upward inflection of the rod hand. The stop then, is at the end of full arm rotation and extension (no further rotation is effectively possible) and the forward and upward thrust. This combination of movements seems to have the effect of preserving RSP. Body movement back and forward accentuates the nice translation. Nifty, biomechancially speaking.
Not so sure about an ideal transfer of kinetic energy but I do see some attractive economy of movement and that always gets my attention.
Will stay tuned with interest.