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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%)
 
Total votes: 73
 
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:49 am

Well... you know... the usual way.

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Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:17 am

Wrist, but holding the strap with between thumb and first finger. I can't get on with finger straps, I don't like the feeling of something around my fingers and in even moderate wind they hurt.
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:00 pm

Fingerstraps - Pinky & Ring finger with the strap end (knot) held 'twixt thumb and forefinger.

Wriststraps - Round the wrist holding the knot/strap loop 'twixt thumb and forefinger.

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Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:59 pm

Same as Al, wrist (Boas) holding the strap with between thumb and first finger - with the single exception of my InnerSpace which I fly with HQ finger straps on little and ring fingers.
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Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:05 pm

I use HQ straps. I put them around my wrists. In light winds I like to just hold them - finger and thumb up near the cord, but every now and then slack in the line will wrap around the strap protruding behind my hand which is a complete bitch, so when it matters, I put my hand through the straps, even in light winds.
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:12 pm

Stan Doff wrote:
...it is possible that one day I may admire a particular woman and think "I'd like to get inside her knickers" :cool:


:? I prefer to hold bra straps [if nothing else to hand] the cups lie nicely in the hands and don't pinch your wrists :? it's very important no to use ones with wires, the so-called wonder straps :lol:
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:30 pm

dragonfly wrote:
Stan Doff wrote:
...it is possible that one day I may admire a particular woman...


:? I hold my kite line with bra straps [if nothing else to hand] the cups lie nicely in the hands and don't pinch your wrists :? it's important no to use the ones with wires, those wonder straps :lol:


That's the third version of this post I've read.
Stop editing,I can't keep up :lol:

p.s. have you tried knicker elastic?
 
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:35 pm

had to put your proper quote in...which kite shop would you get that stuff?
 
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:53 pm

dragonfly wrote:
which kite shop would you get that stuff?


The branch of NEXT on the Island of (R) Skye.
 
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:05 pm

JoE's finger straps on the ring and middle fingers.
 
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Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:29 am

I use 4" straps around the ring and middle fingers with the ends between my thumb and index finger.
Wrist straps only if my fingers get tired.

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Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:31 am

Would any one mind taking pictures of how you hold the straps? I can not seem to grasp only using one finger through the loops?
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Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:48 am

Have a look here http://www.jestofevekites.com/other.htm look at straps
 
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Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:20 pm

Well as the poll question said about straps I put my answer as 'around my wrists'

I use Carl Robertshaw contour straps and slimline Carl Robertshaw finger straps. The contour straps get used in high winds but for all other lower winds my favorites are definitely the finger straps all the way :D
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@Timelord

Theoben?
Weren't they the guys that replaced the spring behind the piston with an inert gas?