Thanks for the info, AC. Yup, I know they are relatively stiff. That's precisely why my short list consisted of the G4 and the 10ex, and I excluded most of the other mid-80's width fats. I went in this direction because I wanted the crud performance & versatility. In addition, I'm pretty big, and will still have available my soft flexing cafeteria tray - my old Explosiv.
On a side note, much to my surprise, I've heard several people comment that they consider the Explosiv to be relatively stiff. I certainly don't. They must mean relative to other fats of the same vintage.
Just to get an idea of how much they reduced the stiffness this year, if you had to put a number on it, would you guess it is more like a "I can barely feel it" 5% or more like a "Geeze, that's a lot softer" 20%?
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AC:
Some manufacturers make the longer ones stiffer to compensate, but they don't feel stiffer when you flex them because of the greater leverage.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The first part of your statement is probably not known to all that many people, and that is entirely understandable, but you would be utterly amazed how many people don't understand the second half, even after you explain it to them or have them flex a yardstick with their hands first close together, then far apart.
Tom / PM
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 30, 2001 01:42 AM: Message edited 1 time, by PhysicsMan ]</font>