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Hey Guys.

Been a fair while since iv had a practice in daylight, been only fishing at nights for a long time. Anyways, iv had no tuition, just watched videos, and got some good feedback from here in the past. Iv spotted a few flaws, and a few things that are better than past casts, be interesting to hear what you have to say.

Right arm bent, narrow stance, and short step on some casts.

[video=youtube_share;eRGOmsHvrb4]http://youtu.be/eRGOmsHvrb4[/video]

Thanks Dan.
 

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Looks pretty good on the whole Dan,as you say there`s things you need to fine tune...maybe try to create a wider arc and go in to the cast a touch late,once the lead has come round a bit more.....one thing i`m not sure about is you reel position,or left hand position....i`d think having your left hand just on the butt end would give you better leverage.
 

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well I want to learn and if that's self taught all I can say is fair play :clap3:


not to rob the thread but can you cast without the step as on Somerset sand stepping could result in a broken ankle
 

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Delbert.....a lot of the boys over here don't step, have a look on facebook for ultimate casting, Peter Thains page...he has a few videos on there without a hop, skip and jump!!! :thumbs:
 

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@Yozzer, thanks for the feedback, winder arc sounds like a good idea, and waiting always seems to be of benefit. I normally put the reel there by routine for fishing, but will try it lower.

@Delbert, cheers, its hard work thats all I can say, and if you get chance to get a instructor go for it. I know its not totally right yet as im not hitting over 200 yards, and I should. When practicing, im putting mags on high to save time winding in. In fishing I often do this cast without a step when fishing on unstable ground like off rocks, wading. You just got to put your foot when it would have stepped, and get a bigger wind up in the torso.

@Gorby, thanks for the info, that looks like a ideal way to make a decent casting ball, do you have any pics when its constructed? Peter Thains casting is very natural to watch, joined a video site to watch his tuition videos, makes it look easy.
 

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Hi Rectro,Just like Yozzer said a wider arc and coming around bit more would definitely benefit buddy,and its looking good i would say.This just my opinion(im no expert please !)
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Consider your right arm position it looks like you are bringing it back towards you which in turn is forcing you over the top on the power stroke. In effect you are "cutting the corner".

Try to keep your right arm straight and you will find that gives you a wider arc.

You can see the problem on the shot from the head cam watch your arm bend!
 

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Consider your right arm position it looks like you are bringing it back towards you which in turn is forcing you over the top on the power stroke. In effect you are "cutting the corner".

Try to keep your right arm straight and you will find that gives you a wider arc.

You can see the problem on the shot from the head cam watch your arm bend!

Thank you, and thoes who spotted the same thing. How long should my right arm stay on a flat arc at face hight until I start bringing it up. I remember last year I was trying this, but found I couldn't lift the right arm, so it launched the lead very low trajectory?

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Im back after another practice session. This time I had better ground to stand on, and made up a Hockey Ball 6.5oz to practice with. The video below shows some improvements. Comments welcome. First cast is from my last session with noticeable bent right arm. Recommend watching in full HD.

[video=youtube_share;JY7ttKPUvMk]http://youtu.be/JY7ttKPUvMk[/video]

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Hi Rectro,A big step forward really if you ask me very well done you can clearly see you are bringing rod around not cutting the corner no more(actually i wanted to say cutting the corner in my 1st reply but i was worried im advising ahead of me !)But look and see you are bringing rod around much more and its so much smoother and its nice to watch.Thumbs up to you for putting up videos of yourself and getting great advise from experts(not me)here ! - just my opinion buddy
 

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Hi Rectro,A big step forward really if you ask me very well done you can clearly see you are bringing rod around not cutting the corner no more(actually i wanted to say cutting the corner in my 1st reply but i was worried im advising ahead of me !)But look and see you are bringing rod around much more and its so much smoother and its nice to watch.Thumbs up to you for putting up videos of yourself and getting great advise from experts(not me)here ! - just my opinion buddy
Thank you, really appreciate the feedback.

Keeping the right arm straighter dose seem to limit me generating power for the in swing, as before I was using a bit of my right arm to aid in this. More with the ball I need more in swing speed as its too easy for the weight to get inside the tip, and waiting longer only lets the ball fall to the ground, its not as bad when casting just the lead. Maybe I should use my torso to aid in the in swing while keeping my right arm straight?

Trajectory is another thing I really want to get higher. I did a OTG cast yesterday, and focused on getting some height, and the reel sounded different, a sound that iv seen on Youtube videos. Its spins off with a high scream, slows down, then starts speeding up again. Im taking it that if my reel sounds like this iv got the right Trajectory, incidentally it went as far as any of my Pendulum casts for that day.

Dan.
 
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PSSST pssst psst,
not telling you what to do, but Colin (crackoffcolin) ,is a top coach mate. (Well worth listening to.)
Cheers Dave
Ps i could never have done what you have without tuition! Well done!
 

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PSSST pssst psst,
not telling you what to do, but Colin (crackoffcolin) ,is a top coach mate. (Well worth listening to.)
Cheers Dave
Ps i could never have done what you have without tuition! Well done!

Thank you. Even although I have not had one to one tuition, I have had whats the next best thing a that's critique from members of this forum. Without recording myself I would have been repeating the same mistakes over and over again. I was so wanting to learn the pendulum 2 years ago, but had to listen to what gets repeated over and over again, and go and learn the OTG cast, Dave Docwra DVD got me started.

The hard thing about no one on one tuition is instant feedback, to correct whats going wrong instantly rather than spending a whole session doing the same thing to find out when I get home and watch it back. Getting the body to feel whats going on, and connecting it with whats technically wrong takes allot of patience. Visualization I think is what connects what feels right to what is technically right, and I have always visualized what a really perfect cast should feel and look like. The base of what I visualize is Steve Lewis consistent form.

If I lived closer, and had a car that was reliable for travel then id certainly seek the likes of Crackoff Colin, maybe my shoulder injury could have been avoided which is still there.

Thanks, Dan.
 
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