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Ah, that's cute

Postby Horse » Wed Oct 04, 2023 11:16 am

This came up on YouTube.



It introduces words for describing bends. 8 of them, but covers 6.

The first two are 'acute' and 'gradual'. About 1:10 in.

It was new to me. Anyone else heard this before? Google finds nothing apart from the video.
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Re: Ah, that's cute

Postby Strangely Brown » Wed Oct 04, 2023 2:59 pm

Pretty sure that it's in one of Chris Gilbert's videos.

There are 9 types of bend and the acronym to remember them is GABO.

Gradual
Acute
Blind
Open

4 each for left and right.

The ninth type is a vertical bend, or crest.

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Re: Ah, that's cute

Postby Horse » Wed Oct 04, 2023 3:37 pm

Mr Ward is ex-Met, so that could be influence. But I'm intrigued that it doesn't seem to appear anywhere else.
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Re: Ah, that's cute

Postby Strangely Brown » Wed Oct 04, 2023 5:25 pm

Pretty certain that I learned it from a Chris Gilbert DVD donkeys' years ago and I think you're right in that I don't recall seeing it used anywhere else either.

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Re: Ah, that's cute

Postby Horse » Wed Oct 04, 2023 6:02 pm

I can't see a particular benefit from the acute / gradual distinction, particularly since both can be blind and an open can be tight or wide (gradual, that is).
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