[r-t] Provisional records, was New methods

Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com
Sat Aug 2 21:57:11 UTC 2008

Philip Earis wrote:

> The example of a cyclic maximus link method you mention is not a one off
> either - this sort of thing is still happening fairly regularly. Less than
> two weeks ago I rang a handbell peal of maximus containing the new method
> Malakoff: mx &78x78.1x1x1x1x1x1xE
> This is a neat and simple mx method - it works to great effect in the
> composition to provide both runs and tittums music. It is also of interest
> as it is a very rare example of a mx method with 11ths (n-1)ths made at the
> half-lead.  It is, however, false in the plain course.  Thus the conductor
> ends up in a battle about how it appears in the RW - sending it up as it was
> rung leads to protracted pointless correspondence, whilst the alternative is
> the unpalatable option of sending it up with an arbitrary 10 lead-end
> change, which also morphs it into a differential.  And all the contrivence
> to meet these very silly arbitrary decisions.

If they want to play silly buggers, out-do them.  Send it up 
as a method where every single change is completely utterly 
different to what you rang, and claim you had an unnecessary 
call in every change.


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