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How do you hold your straps?

Holding with 1 finger
3 (4%)
Holding with 2 fingers
26 (36%)
Holding with 3 fingers
9 (12%)
Jointed around the wrists
35 (48%)
 
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How do you hold your straps?

Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:26 pm

So this question is always haunting me. Saw trick tutorials where the flyer had the strap around the wrist, but also saw some when it was simply held by fingers.

What's your preference? And why?
 
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:00 pm

Looped finger straps for lighter winds = loops around pinky and ring fingers.

Open finger straps = loops around pinky and ring fingers.

Wrist straps = I've been flying too much this weekend and it's currently quite windy and my fingers hurt like hell!

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:04 pm

Wrist straps with first finger through the top loop to get more feel - until the wind gets up Narrow straps for under 10mph, CR contour straps above that.
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:12 pm

Although,having voted for the wrist option,I have to admit that recently,finding myself on a crowded beach,the tide having not retreated far,I needed some shorter lines;so I wound some 25m lengths around plastic spools so that I could let out just enough to fill the space available and they felt pretty good :D
 
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:23 pm

Boas on pinky and ring unless too windy then Boas as wrist straps.

I love my Boas :-D

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:36 pm

None of the above.

Sky claws, held a bit like rev handles for most circumstances.

D rings with a bit of flexible plastic tubing around the C bit and a length of bridle line to connect to thus:
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held on index fingers; for the most marginal of light winds.

Straps, as my nephew would say, are Blegh!
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:48 pm

Vee wrote:
None of the above.

Sky claws, held a bit like rev handles for most circumstances.

D rings with a bit of flexible plastic tubing around the C bit and a length of bridle line to connect to thus:
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held on index fingers; for the most marginal of light winds.

Straps, as my nephew would say, are Blegh!


That's all a bit complicated for us simple folk, Vee. ;)

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:57 pm

JoE straps on pinky and ring or Boa's around wrist when the wind gets up.

If (almost) no wind, then I just hold the sleeving loops - no straps required
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:01 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
Although,having voted for the wrist option,I have to admit that recently,finding myself on a crowded beach,the tide having not retreated far,I needed some shorter lines;so I wound some 25m lengths around plastic spools so that I could let out just enough to fill the space available and they felt pretty good :D


I can't believe you just said that...It's a bit like saying "I went through my wife's draws while she was out at work , tried on her underwear and it felt quoit nice".
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:15 pm

@ pete...
Shit, that's funny! :biggrin:

I use el cheapo wriststraps, i really like the soft, worn out type.
Light wind: i just hold 'm in my hands, no loops around fingers.
Strong wind: Loops around wrist, index vinger on the connecting cord,
No wind: CR light loops (they look like camera leashes)
 
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:22 pm

I use Highwayman knuckedusters, JoE, HQ and Boas. The first two I use around ring finger only (with forefinger on the line), the HQs I use with ring and little finger, and the Boas (on my high wind set) I use either on the wrist or double looped with forefinger in one loop and the other fingers through the other loop.
 
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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:25 pm

711jrp wrote:
Stan Doff wrote:
Although,having voted for the wrist option,I have to admit that recently,finding myself on a crowded beach,the tide having not retreated far,I needed some shorter lines;so I wound some 25m lengths around plastic spools so that I could let out just enough to fill the space available and they felt pretty good :D


I can't believe you just said that...It's a bit like saying "I went through my wife's draws while she was out at work , tried on her underwear and it felt quoit nice".


"Ppppfffhhhhhtttt!" Trying not to LOL.

Failing, I have to go.

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Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:47 pm

find any kites in there mark...? or isnt your house as equiped as obi's...? :-p
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:02 am

711jrp wrote:
I can't believe you just said that...It's a bit like saying "I went through my wife's draws while she was out at work , tried on her underwear and it felt quoit nice".


1) I didn't say it ,I typed it :P

2) That bit in quotes features a redundancy.If you went through your wifes draws then you have already stated your predilection for cross-dressing.You may have,in the process,searched her drawers.

3) I'm not married,I suspect you are projecting.That's alright we're all friends here,you can tell us all about it. :wink:

4) Not withstanding the above,it is possible that one day I may admire a particular woman and think "I'd like to get inside her knickers" :cool:
 
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:12 am

Well I do have this friend, not me just a friend you see.......
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