- May 7, 2010
Absolutely agree but I think there is a tendency to couch stuff in pseudo-scientific terms, perhaps for marketing or credibility reasons. As an explanation it seems to work great when it is combined with a practical demonstration. As I have found to my cost a couple of times, people watch the demo not listen to the words.
Put that same explanation into a forum or book, then people read the words and focus on their meaning. If the cast had been called continual rod tip movement, it would have made for easier understanding but if the author believes that the physics is valid then we end up with years of debate.
The easiest way to settle the debate was for everyone involved have looked at the evidence Aitor provided. If the rod keeps the same shape bend all of the way around, the cast it is under constant tension. Having done that, it seems to me that tension is slowly released which stops the rod going into significant counterflex and reduces the chances of getting a tailing loop by avoiding getting a significant wave in the rod leg.
Vince please don't take it the wrong way, but some of us are concerned with people achieving things rather than the thing itself standing up to scientific analysis,
Sure we can learn to understand more fully, and casting has advanced massively through the involvement of physics, but it can also really confuse and inhibit simple human communication,
Your slow release and 'significant' counter flex is precisely what i mean by 'control' the stop and pause, effectively control the counter flex, we can certainly effect or influence it.