Jump to content


Photo

Leader adjustment?


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#21 Scott_of_melnsct

Scott_of_melnsct

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampton, TN

Posted 08 April 2010 - 07:04 AM

for some odd reason I like to hold the handles with my pinkies on the back



I have found myself doing the same thing, in light wind. This allows me to maintain an extremely loose grip as mentioned above. (I think I could hold an empty raw eggshell without crushing it, LOL)
Scott A Koenig
Founding member: Tennessee Wind Militia
"We muster to fly at a moment's notice"

#22 Felix Mottram

Felix Mottram

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,859 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:20 AM

I have found myself doing the same thing, in light wind. This allows me to maintain an extremely loose grip as mentioned above. (I think I could hold an empty raw eggshell without crushing it, LOL)


Makes sense to me as well. Finger tips only in light wind with thumb and little finger in opposition to the other three fingers. I think that I probably hang the handles on the three fingers some of the time, so no actual grip at all! <grins>

Felix

#23 Scott_of_melnsct

Scott_of_melnsct

    Regular Poster

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 439 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hampton, TN

Posted 08 April 2010 - 12:47 PM

so no actual grip at all! <grins>



Now that's what I call a loose grip!
Scott A Koenig
Founding member: Tennessee Wind Militia
"We muster to fly at a moment's notice"

#24 Felix Mottram

Felix Mottram

    Forum Veteran

  • Forum Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,859 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London UK

Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:29 PM

Now that's what I call a loose grip!


The kite pulls the lines against the fingers. What more is needed?

I have to admit to having had the handles drop running the lines over my fingers but that is another thing...

Felix

Edited by Felix Mottram, 08 April 2010 - 02:39 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users