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How to make your rod stiffer

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How to make your rod stiffer

Postby Eddie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:56 am

If you would like your rod to be stiffer, here is a good way to do so.

Cutting off the top end part of the tip segment by some length makes the rod stiffer. It is easy to see how stiff the rod will be. Remove the tip segment from your rod, and Cast the rod. The rod must be stiffer than the rod with the tip segment. This experiment shows that your rod can be stiffer to that extent if you cut off almost all part of the tip segment. But from my experience, four to eight inch cut apparently makes the rod stiffer.

If you try this measure, be sure to cut the tip segment little by little such as two inches to avoid cutting too much.

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Re: How to make your rod stiffer

Postby Anthony » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:03 am

What is a good method to cut the rod without splintering? A rotary cutter (i.e. dremel tool)?
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Re: How to make your rod stiffer

Postby Eddie » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:08 am

I usually use a file to make a groove around the tip segment, and break by hand.
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Re: How to make your rod stiffer

Postby jd_smith » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:41 am

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Re: How to make your rod stiffer

Postby Platinum321 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:57 am

You could always try Viagra :lol:
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