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« on: May 10, 2014, 09:56 AM »

Hi guys, which handles are best for dual lines..

D RING


Or



Im guessing the D ring type?

Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 10:00 AM »

Both are bad for indoor kiteflying...  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 10:06 AM »

One word, 'benson'  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 10:27 AM »

Im lost!

I need handles for my mirage xxl that ive just ordered as im having some line custim made :-)
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2014, 10:37 AM »

Padded straps are ok( I have some for flying my bigger kites). The ones have don't have d rings, just heavy line.
 You might also consider some 'skyclaws', you can let go of them easier then if they are around your wrist like a strap. I also have found even with padded straps on my bigger kites after flying a long time my fingers and wrist sometimes go to sleep. Which probably isn't good. Ymmv
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 10:43 AM »

I've used these http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Line_and_Accessories/Stunt_Kite_Straps_Handles_Winders_and_Linebags/Contoured_Flight_Straps before.

Straps are wider, so load is better distributed, but not padded so without the bulk. Pretty comfy.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2014, 11:18 AM »

I have both padded and wide straps.  Prefer the wide belt straps like you posted for same reason.

I've used these http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Line_and_Accessories/Stunt_Kite_Straps_Handles_Winders_and_Linebags/Contoured_Flight_Straps before.

Straps are wider, so load is better distributed, but not padded so without the bulk. Pretty comfy.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2014, 11:30 AM »


I use the 'D' ring type on my Delta Hawk stack and they work well. You might also consider 'Power grips' ( Manfred also has these I believe).



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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2014, 11:57 AM »

thats a tough one , padded in general is nice , but so bulky , regular straps can put some presure on wrists , and there have been times im glad i was flying a moster on handles , it just means theres no one kite or piece of equiptment that fits every situation , its alot like rc cars , or pretty much all other hobbies , ray
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2014, 12:11 PM »

This is why padded straps or power handles are nice for hard pulling kites !

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2014, 12:45 PM »

Thanks for info guys, Yeh think am gunna go for padded as they seem more comfy, talking of rc cars, thats my main hobby, largescale petrol ones :-D
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2014, 01:15 PM »

yea i saw the rc mention in your profile , my boys are grown but we use to race rc cars , now the only fumes there into comes from perfume , lol , chasing girls right , ray
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2014, 04:31 PM »

You might also consider 'Power grips' ( Manfred also has these I believe).





Something like this is a much better idea than padded (or any kind of) straps. Straps for a a hard pulling kite is like larksheading the lines to your wrists. If your hands aren't strong enough to handle the pull of the kite, you're just using bones, skin and and tendons as raw materials to anchor your kite. Not good for your hands, and you're not really controlling the kite.

Just my opinion.
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2014, 07:18 PM »

Would never use use narrow 1" straps on hard pulling kites.  Too much pressure. As mentioned, 2" contoured straps work well for me.  Can move out of the window for short breaks as arms tire.

Padded straps ok for some stacks and medium pull but generate more pressure than wide contoured straps.

Use handles for revs of course and for flying duallies with one hand ala Ray Bethel.  Could try handles for hard pulling kites just never felt the need.

Another opinion.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2014, 08:57 PM »

I use 2" wide straps for pulling kites.
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