Re: 5 weight distance

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Posted by Sakari Siipilehto on 2010-03-13 01:13:41 in reply to Re: 5 weight distance posted by Max Garth on 2010-03-12 21:47:22

Deflection testing gives you some properties, but not nearly all for casting. Casting is dynamic and deflection testing is static. And all rods with the same line suggestion are not meant to have same deflection curve or have the same curvature (shape) when deflected.

Yes, I know that some China/Korea rods are excellent and nowadays it is hard to find a really bad rod. TFO? Yes, the single handed pro series rod I tried was good. TiCr and TiCr-X I find a bit heavy. Maybe because the intermediate modulus doesn't fit that well in fast rods, on the other hand Axiom is a decent rod. I think there are a better Asian made rods out there.

With rod and line combos there are, of course, limits. Mostly set by the caster's coordination and strength. With a super light line and super stiff rod, you need only a small movement and high acceleration rate to get decent line velocity with a this short move. The heavier the line, the longer the acceleration path must be, and depending, on the desired line velocity, the stroke must also be adjusted.

Familiar with Common Cents System? I'd like to get that info about rods (maybe on websites) and Gary Loomis will be doing that. That is stating the static deflection test results. But if you look at the data regular people have measured, you notice pretty fast that rod with the same recommended line weight vary a lot in deflection. And usually the longer the rod, the stiffer it usually is because it needs to overcome the increased moment of inertia.

So, in the end it is not what the rod can do, it is more about what you can do, how much you can adjust and what is your comfort zone.

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