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12-06-2010, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by bokchoy View Post
It doesn't work that way. The flex is constant, no matter where you hold it. Holding it lower won't simulate how stiff it is if you were to cut it down to that length.
Not true at all, just think about the physics, putting your top hand lower will simulate the flex of a cut off stick almost perfectly. Why would it matter if there's a bit of extra stick hanging off above your top hand, how a stick flexes is all about the distance between your top hand and bottom hand, and the distance between your bottom hand and the blade. It's not like stick is flexing above your top hand, the extra bit of stick is just sitting there doing nothing, no different than if it were cut off. If you really need to prove this to yourself, try holding your stick super low (put the top hand like 3 feet down from the end), it'll be super hard to flex, just like it would be if you cut 3 feet off the end, because you have way less mechanical advantage.

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