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Title: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 08, 2012, 02:02 PM
I've been looking around for some different flight straps.
The majority of the straps I have now are the standard prism ones.
I find they are hard on my hands and fingers since they are too big and move around a lot.
I'm lookin for something a lil more comfortable such as the 3 fingers straps I have seen.

Can anybody recommend anything?
Or where I can find them?

Thnx!



Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: PAW on August 08, 2012, 02:08 PM
How about making some customs for yourself...they fit the best  ;)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Michel on August 08, 2012, 02:48 PM
How about making some customs for yourself...they fit the best  ;)

For example, with the help of this (http://bscv.free.fr/trucs/sangle/sangle.htm) website.  :D


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 08, 2012, 02:53 PM
Ya he mentioned them one day but must have forgot.
I'm sure it was an honest mistake.

Its funny you mentioned those because those are the exact ones i am reffering too.


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 08, 2012, 02:54 PM
How about making some customs for yourself...they fit the best  ;)

Thats prob what I will end up doing.
I just liked the look of the ones norm sent our way.


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Krijn on August 08, 2012, 02:55 PM
or: http://tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Handles.html (http://tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Handles.html)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 08, 2012, 02:57 PM
or: [url]http://tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Handles.html[/url] ([url]http://tweelijners.com/tom/tomskitesite-en/Handles.html[/url])


Thanks for the link!

I'm looking for three finger straps with a tiny bit of padding or a
Softer material than normally used.


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: harveystubbs on August 08, 2012, 03:37 PM
Climax standard straps are soft and good quality. I would recommend benson wrist or finger straps even more though ...... They are the BEST I have used ! Treat yourself  8)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: DWayne on August 08, 2012, 03:58 PM
I've found soft straps to be slick and harder to hold onto.
Kitehouse wrist straps work best for me.

Denny


Title: Re: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: madhabitz on August 08, 2012, 09:49 PM
I LOVE Norm's straps- you just about can't go wrong there. 

The ones I've been using a lot are Boas.  They're soft but not wimpy & they aren't the slick stuff.  I like them because they fit my hands/wrists better than some of the larger straps. They also have an extra ring so you can convert them into finger straps. They've got them at that place where the Winds are Good, for a great price.

If you decide to make your own,  check out the climbing section at a place like REI. They have some great webbing options and even cording.

Nancy


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Desertflier on August 08, 2012, 10:03 PM
I really like the ITW micro-light straps for flying SUL's.  ;)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: jaydub on August 08, 2012, 10:48 PM
Another big fan of the Benson finger straps both in open loop and knuckle duster form. ;)

Not a great lover of wrist straps.  Just don't like the pressure on the back of my hand, but the Benon and Boas are the best I have.


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Charles P on August 08, 2012, 11:40 PM
I just bought a set of boas and I am loving them!


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: kepople on August 09, 2012, 06:38 AM
On Tpats recommendation, I asked Lam to send me a set of his straps when I ordered my fearless. They are wrist straps, but more comfortable than prisms.

Yesterday, I called kent and ordered a set of two finger and a set of 3 finger California straps, norms straps. I will let you know what I think of them when they get here. They are not on his site, but he has a bunch in stock.


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 09, 2012, 06:43 AM
Lam contacted me and is making
me custom Straps!

Thnx everyone for your help:)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Michel on August 09, 2012, 06:51 AM
(http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/shop/images/uploads/finger1.jpg)


Title: Re: Upgraded flight straps?
Post by: Adamld13 on August 09, 2012, 08:19 AM
Yes these are exacty the thing I'm looking for!

Thnx again for everyone's help!