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Author Topic: Just bought HQ Sratus questions about wrist straps  (Read 1220 times)
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« on: August 17, 2015, 11:12 PM »

Hi I have always had a stunt kite since I was a kid. I have always used the standard plastic handles to fly my kites.
my current kite must be 25 yrs old  so I thought I would invest in a HQ stratus. I like the idea of being able to fly it on the beach when winds are light.
How do wrist straps come in to play? Do you not use handles and tie line to the straps. Can't quite get my head around why you would want straps around your wrists?
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 12:43 AM »

Hi there, welcome to the forum.

Old and cheaper kites often come with the line wound on 'yoyo' spools or handles and you just unwrap as much as you want - problem with this is that the line lengths aren't always the same and that can stop the kite flying properly.

The HQ ready to fly kites ( and most other kites) come with the lines pre measured on a winder so both are the same length. You attach the loops at one end to the tow points on your kites bridle, unwind all of the line on the winder and then attach the wrist straps to the other end - make sure you have them in the right hands , if you attach red loop to the right side of your kite make sure you have the handle with the red loop in your right hand.

This video explains the set up - it's for the Limbo but will be the same for your Stratus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuOAnzxF3k
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 07:27 PM »

you can use the straps however you want... personally in stronger wind I will loop them thru the wrists and in lighter wind I'll put my pointer and index finger thru the strap and use my thumb to keep grip



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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 07:07 AM »

you can use the straps however you want... personally in stronger wind I will loop them thru the wrists and in lighter wind I'll put my pointer and index finger thru the strap and use my thumb to keep grip






I really like the Prism red/blue straps. They might be on the thin(not so paded) side, but the line adusting feature is great. First I made them into finger straps, by folding from the middle and sewing, now I'm trying to make them into separate-following-digits straps with the pointing finger pressing at the large piece just before the line. It's been fun, and I think I almost have it the way I want it.
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