[r-t] New Grandsire [was Old methods]

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Sun Jul 20 11:27:09 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 4:04 PM, John Camp <camp at bellringers.org> wrote:
> No-one seems to have wondered why singles couldn't be used.

Was that because they thought of using them, but believed they were
illegal or undesirable and so avoided them, or because the idea of
bringing it round at the snap wasn't even considered?

Interestingly from a musical perspective the two spliced you describe
would probably be better by today's tastes than the now usual sW
finish, as the 32546, 32654 and 32645 coursing orders generally do
not produce any attractive little bell rollups at the end of a peal. I
think this is at least part of the motivation for several recent
alternatives, such as big bobs and variable hunt starts.

Do the current Decisions require you to describe what John alludes to
as two spliced, or could you legally have a 1T big bob?

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"Many philosophers have gone to great lengths to try to refute such
scepticism in its various forms. I cannot see why, for it is harmless
enough: like many other philosophical theories it is devoid of practical
consequences."   -- Aaron Sloman, _The Computer Revolution in Philosophy_

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