- Apr 17, 2004
Mork if you apply a bit of common sense what he's trying to say is that hybrid elastic stretches to 600% of it's original length that's a 6 X factor, no arguments from me I can see through the mistake he's made.So where is the manufacturers data that you believe my data to be different to?
I 'expect' that the brands selling the elastic are not the manufacturers at all and give info that is factually incorrect.
What do you think of this endorsed matrix video at 1:25? If it stretches to 600% more than latex stretches (commonly quoted as 6), it would stretch to 36 x it's original length.
This would make your 2.5m example on your previous post stretch to 295 feet! Do you believe this because it official from matrix?
You've disregarded the measurements that I took this evening using KND and Nick Gilbert hollow plus Middy and Frenzee solid. You've also disregarded what I've told you about how elastics work in the real world catching fish and what the manufacturers have said but here are a few links because unlike some people, I will support any arguments with supporting information or alternatively back up what I say on the bank putting what I state into practice.
Browning hollow 7 x stretch factor Browning Stretch 7 Hollow Elastic
Matrix hybrid 6 X factor see the video you put up but apply some common sense as the angler may have been nervous when he made the video and has misquoted the stretch characteristics.
A statement from Drennan as reflected in my original post where they state, "It has excellent stretch, recovery and fish-playing characteristics, stretching out much further and longer than solid latex elastic." Bungee | Drennan International
And last but not least here is a link to Vespe one of the largest pole elastic suppliers stating a claimed stretch factor of 850% for their hollow bi-core elastic. https://vespe.com/shop/pole-elastic/hollow-elastic/e²-hollow-elastic
There's nothing else to say on this subject except if solid has exactly the same stretch factor as you have stated, better recovery/stopping power/retraction and is less than half the weight of a hollow equivalent, why do the majority of top uk anglers prefer hollow, despite paying almost double the price for it not to mention the fact that a heavy hollow also significantly affects the balance of a pole at length?
When you can answer the above, I may have time to listen.