[r-t] Rebel Alliance Maximus

Philip Earis pje24 at cantab.net
Mon Jul 21 09:48:01 UTC 2014

I see a peal of a new Adam Brady method, "Rebel Alliance Maximus" was rung
at the weekend and is proving relatively popular on BellBoard

The method is double and k-group (4-pivot), with 64 changes per lead. The
treble skates through the the middle, spending longer at the front and
back with hunting to points in 1,4 and 9,T:

&50.9x8.7x6x7.8x9.50.36x30x70.38.4x5.6x7x6.5x4.38.1, 1

It's good to see new double methods, as well as thinking beyond the
constraints of well-worn treble paths.  The Rebel Alliance "blue line" is
certainly rather fiendishly fiddly (other than the stability in 1-2 and
E-T). I'm sure it took a fair bit of concentration to ring, so credit to
the band.  Using 10ths-place bobs, with the minimal disruption they
involve, was a sensible choice.

Musically, I'm rather non-plussed. Music and blue-line complexity are not
always comfortable bedfellows. Other than the regular half-leads and
lead-ends there aren't any runs longer than 7 bells, with an additional
sprinkling of rigel-over music like 7890TEs.  If the lack of music was
intentional to increase ringing complexity, it would be possible to jack
this up even more so.

5175 Rebel Alliance Maximus
Composed by A G Reading
2  6  9  E 23456
-  -  -    45362
      -    56342
      -    64352
   s       24356
s        - 23456789ET0
         - 23456789T0E
         s 234567890TE
s         (243567890TE)

10ths place calls.

Round at the treble?s handstroke point lead 119 rows after the last call.
57 little bell rollups at the back.
51 little bell rollups off the front.

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