A pounding relationship is an agreement between two striking student associations who have agreed to put determination gauges together. This ensures that fraternity students who have to or want to beat the measure are also assigned a counter-timepiece that is as equal as possible.
Timpani ratios are as old as the determination gauge, which was created around 1850. To conclude a paucity relationship, a certain mutual trust is essential that the other connection will comply with the rules of the fencing comment.
The lack of drum ratios can bring a striking connection into existential hardship. At the beginning of the 20th century, for example, numerous Jewish student associations were faced with this problem, and they were unable to enter into a fraternity at their university.
- For example Saxo-Bavaria Leipzig, see: Miriam Rürup: With boys' band and cap - The Association of Jewish Students (VJSt) Hatikwah and the connection Saxo-Bavaria at the University of Leipzig. In: Stephan Wendehorst (ed.): Building blocks of a Jewish history of the University of Leipzig (= Leipzig contributions to Jewish history and culture. Vol. 4). Leipziger Universitäts-Verlag, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 3-86583-106-0 , pp. 99–130, here p. 110 f.