12-06-2009, 09:50 PM
Re: Rating rods by rolling dice.
Originally Posted by webrx
Sorry to revive this old thread, but I had a question or two about the common cents system, and a comment made by Mojo on this thread.
I tested a bunch of my rods today, and while my Griggs and my Redington 3 wts, came out as 3 weights, just about dead on, almost every one of my 5 weights came up as 4 weights. I should note the 5 weights are longer, and I had to angle the rod tip up a little to ensure I had enough room for inflection. This leads me to my question - based on Mojo's comment. Mojo stated you have to do the CCS test exactly right, and I am wondering if angling the rod tip up before loading it was why I was seeing all my 5 weight (longer rods) coming up with a CCS that was a full size lower then the rating?
Also, I have not done the AA part of the test, but if I understand it correctly, you simply measure height, add pennies, and then count the pennies and correspond this to the chart to get the ERN. I am coming up with around 35 to 37 pennies on most of my longer rods making them 4.16 to 4.46 ERNs. Am I missing something?
The good thing about this was I was able to at least get a ballpark weight on my jorgensen bamboo rod, and I had another rod I picked up on craigs list that had no markings, turns out it is a dead 3 weight also. The 6 weight SA rod I got (again slanted slightly up) measured out at 4.46 though, so I am thinking I am doing something wrong.
Thanks for any help
The rods have to be horizontal for accuracy. I also am under the impression that the CCS was designed only for graphite rods. Not cane or glass. I might be wrong, but it seems logical.
Edit- I checked it over again, and I don't see why it can't be used for cane, glass, graphite, or greenheart.
Also if you put your rod horizontal, and you have a ultra fine grip or reverse half wells, you have to shim it up so the rod remains horizontal. I'm thinking that's what you were describing, correct?
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Last edited by mojo; 12-07-2009 at 09:22 PM.