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#21 Kitelife

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:51 PM

I loosen two fingers, pinky and the one next to it.

Most of the time, I fly with the three "power fingers"... Thumb, index and middle.

The pinky and it's mate come into play when I need more leverage on the bottom of the handles, or am making a more extreme movement (like axels).

Also, I don't buy into the "let the handles hang by your index finger" business... That sheets off the wind, and makes the kite harder to steer.

If you line up the top of your hands with the top of the foam and loosen your bottom 2 fingers, you'll find much the same effect, with a more secure grip.

Hope that made sense, English-wise.

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 03:14 PM

I loosen two fingers, pinky and the one next to it.

Most of the time, I fly with the three "power fingers"... Thumb, index and middle.

The pinky and it's mate come into play when I need more leverage on the bottom of the handles, or am making a more extreme movement (like axels).

Also, I don't buy into the "let the handles hang by your index finger" business... That sheets off the wind, and makes the kite harder to steer.

If you line up the top of your hands with the top of the foam and loosen your bottom 2 fingers, you'll find much the same effect, with a more secure grip.

Hope that made sense, English-wise.


OK you explained it allot better then I did. That was pretty much what I was getting at and yes I don't allow the wind to sheet off. I didn't even think about that result :kid_cussing:

Oh well between it all hopefully some sense will be made.
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:36 PM

I don't have a B-Series set yet, but I really enjoy flying the Vented 1.5.
As soon as there is enough wind, I switch over and I often use Race Rods or 2 Wraps in my Vented.
The wind window seems a bit smaller than the standard sail Rev in lighter winds, but I'm really in synch with the Vented's flight.
It seems to smooth out a lot of my yips & oopses when backing up or flying precision.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:34 AM

I loosen two fingers, pinky and the one next to it.

Most of the time, I fly with the three "power fingers"... Thumb, index and middle.

The pinky and it's mate come into play when I need more leverage on the bottom of the handles, or am making a more extreme movement (like axels).

Also, I don't buy into the "let the handles hang by your index finger" business... That sheets off the wind, and makes the kite harder to steer.

If you line up the top of your hands with the top of the foam and loosen your bottom 2 fingers, you'll find much the same effect, with a more secure grip.

Hope that made sense, English-wise.


In general, I agree with you, John - light touch with the last 2 fingers. BUT if you have small hands, the thumb on the top can shift too much control to the top, instead of a balance. I have much more control using the index finger - again, much smaller hands than yours.

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