Surprise

What makes Surprise?

The particular treble path (‘treble bobbing’) means it must be one of Treble Bob, Surprise or Delight. It cannot be Plain as there is no dodging in that treble path, nor Alliance which is less regular with missed dodges or extra dodges. Nor can it be a Hybrid method, as they have asymmetric treble paths.

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The Calls…

At a Bob:

  • 2nds place bell would become 3rds place.
    At the bob it comes down from fish tail 78, makes 4ths, becoming 4ths place bell, and goes back up to fishtail 78.
  • 6ths place bell would become 4ths place.
    At the bob it makes its 2 blows in 3rds but instead of going out to 4ths place, runs in to 2nds place bell.
  • 4ths place bell would become 2nds place.
    At the bob it dodges with the treble a runs out to make 2 blows in 3rds, becoming 3rds place bell.

At a Single:

  • 2nds place bell would become 3rds place.
    At the single it does to same as with a bob, it comes down from fish tail 78, makes 4ths, becoming 4ths place bell, and goes back up to fishtail 78.
  • 6ths place bell would become 4ths place.
    At the single it makes 4 blows in 3rds (instead of 2), becoming 3rds place bell.
  • 4ths place bell becomes 2nds place bell, unaffected.