Fully agree Paul. Once max haul speed is achieved, dies are cast and nothing will influence line speed. Consequently one can focus on release time for the shoot. In Lasse’s video mentioned above, there is a time lag between what Lasse thinks he does and what he actually does, of about 60 ms IMHO.I don’t think that release timing in relation to the haul is as important as release timing in relation to loop formation.
“release at RSP”? I would say at MCF, 60 ms later. The line does not shoot immediately. There is a delay due (my interpretation) to acceleration of loop rotation speed, the loop widens since it has no other place to go at the rod leg level. The release is delayed by that acceleration directed at the back of the cast. If I want to simulate that I have to better define initial conditions: the acceleration at the rod leg level is not nil even if the rod leg speed is nil.
Release “before RSP”? I would say 20 ms after RSP, but before MCF and nearly just as the loop is shaped or slightly before. Conclusion: lag time (brain – hand) is about 60 ms or something like that.