Captive VS orbital ring
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Captive VS orbital ring
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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:50 pm
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Hello.

I was browsing the glossary and I'm a bit confused by those two terms who have almost the same definition:
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CAPTIVE RING
A ring that is held in place by a series of rings without passing through the inner diameter of those rings. The rings holding a captive ring in place are known as its cage.
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ORBITAL RING
A ring which is connected around either the space where two or more other rings connect or around one or more entire rings, while never passing through the inner plane of any ring.

Are they just synonymous, or is it a way to have a captive ring that is not orbital?

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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 pm
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some people believe that they represent the same interaction.
in my mind, the simple distinction is that captive are on the inside and orbital is on the outside.

if you study the interaction, the edge of one ring sits in the middle of another ring, without passing through. if you imagine a bird nest with a large egg resting in it, one ring is a nest-ring and one ring is an egg-ring.

captive rings are typically egg-ring dominant. they have multiple rings in which the captive ring acts as the egg.

orbital rings are typically nest-ring dominant. they have multiple rings in which the orbital ring acts as the nest.

hopefully this makes sense to someone other than me. :/


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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 pm
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Captive rings are pretty much stuck INSIDE the chain, orbital rings are stuck OUTSIDE the chain
Hope this helps

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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:09 pm
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Chao, I think we had a hivemind moment haha

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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:45 pm
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i noticed we were synched exactly on our timestamp


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Posted on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:52 pm
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Two of the most basic examples include:

Orbital

Captive Inverted Round


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Posted on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:45 am
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Thanks!
I get it now.

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