Hi PaulPaul Arden wrote: ↑Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:06 amYes I was and still am surprised by this too Gordy. It’s interesting that the snakehead shot doesn’t use the unloading of the rod to generate increased line speed either. There is something here that I’m not fully understanding. Maybe it’s that the energy left in a slightly bent rod is not so important and can be sacrificed in preference to line trajectory at the front of the loop?I get the joke, but I was surprised to find that your peak haul speed on the forward cast was closer to MAV while Lasse's was closer to RSP1. Thus the timing of the peak of the haul speed (and/or peak acceleration) may be quite forgiving.
The other thought I have is that total distance achieved is a relationship between carry and shoot. If you throw it faster it unrolls quicker and not necessarily further - or at least there is a point of diminishing returns. It’s possible that loop integrity is simply far more important than line speed. There are quite a few distance casters who feel that they “float the loop” out.
I really need to shoot some more video with a marked line.
If the unbending of the rodtip deviates from the trajectory of the line, you should have let go sooner. Otherwise the line unroll before travelling as far as it could have. Spring, pffft.
Best loop integrity doesn't go anywhere without velocity.
You need both, it's a high performance car trying to go all out on a frozen lake. Wanna go fast, do it smooth and straight. Longest casts have the best of both worlds, looking forward to someone getting there!
You need to take a week of and start shooting with all the clips you ha e to do, start with soft and stiff please, it's been a month