Heating while hanging
I remember reading awhile back in one of Bib’s posts (I think), about heating for half the sets. I personally feel better heating for the entire set, but was wondering what the rationale is for heating for only half of the set. Please indulge this train of thought, and I apologize if this has been discussed to death, I don’t know if it has or not. Also apologize if I misunderstood completely.
Heating for half the set-
Thinking about this a little more - if the ligs become more elastic at higher temperatures, then heating throughout the set makes more sense. Although, if one heats for say, the first 10 minutes of a 20 minute set, then removes heat… It may allow the ligs to cool in a lengthened state, which might induce a more permananent stretch/deformation? I am somehow relating it in my mind to a blacksmith quenching steel, cooling it quickly so that it retains it shape.
Heating for entire set-
But, if heating for the entire 20 minutes, it stands to reason that the ligs would continue to rise or stay at a certain temperature, which would induce them to stretch further, and the longer the stretch the greater the deformation. The downside of this might be that after the stretch is done, the ligs are still warm, and being more elastic might more easily return to their previous state.
Please comment on my understanding here, I really like to visualize what is going on as motivation for doing the actual work :P