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#1 fishn808

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Posted January 18 2005 - 06:07 PM

I noticed that the English Carp Rods are rated by "test curve" (ie: 3-pound test curve, 4-pound TC, etc..). Can anyone shed some light on what this means? Thanks.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 06:48 PM

Test curve is the amount of weight it takes to bend the rod into a 90 degree angle.

In other words, with the rod/blank secured to a table parallel to the floor, whatever amount of weight it takes to force the tip to point straight at the floor, that's the test curve.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 07:07 PM

I thought it was the reason I got "B"s in school, instead of "C"s.

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Posted January 18 2005 - 07:29 PM

Its means holding the rod Vertical fitted with reel and line ... its the force needed by pulling the line for the rod to form a 90 degree bend too horizontal ... that's the " Test Curve " .... see the answer was in the explanation all the time

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Posted January 19 2005 - 12:14 AM

Thanks guys. Learn something new everyday.