Steeple Cast

There are a number of variations called the Steeple Cast, all of which involve a steep backcast trajectory. This is the most extreme version utilising a vertical (or close to vertical) backcast.

The cast becomes easier the further back/away from the vertical your backcast is directed. However it is actually possible to throw the upcast slightly forwards from the vertical and still make this cast work.

It is not a distance cast! It is a Get-out-of-Jail Cast. We are breaking one of the golden casting rules – the 180 degree rule.

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For more advanced students – an alternative forward stroke is to throw a pendulum (i.e. inverted) loop on the forward delivery. This helps avoid the tailing loop pitfall. The Pendulum Cast is covered next in this series.

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