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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2017, 04:42 AM »

I tried several times to use the Dodd Gross flailing and whipping strap technique.   It didn't ever work at all for me.
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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2017, 03:23 PM »

I'll tell you a story about Dodd and his flight strap technique later.
Disclaimer: This is not in any way meant to be a Dodd bashing. In all honesty, itís probably only funny to me, because he is a Master Flight Instructor (who has given more kite lessons than all of us put together) and also, because I make a strap especially for trick fliers I donít think anybody will ever accidently drop out of their hands and have to chase down the beach.
Anyway, my wife and I attended a kite event in Northern California. The local walk-in kite store had invited Dodd (Master Instructor) out to give kite lessons to any flier that purchased a Skydog Stunt kite from the local store. Dodd was flying away giving instructions using his normal Wrist Strap technique (with his finger tips placed in the very ends). All of a sudden he dropped one of his straps and started chasing it down the beach while holding on to the other strap, which put the kite in a very fast spin. He never did catch up to the other strap. Iím sure all of us have done this at one time or another. It sure didnít look very Masterful to me.

These Split-Finger Straps were designed specifically for the trick/slackline flier. They connect you to your kite like NO other strap, and you should never accidently drop one and have to chase it down the beach.


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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2017, 05:34 PM »

.......... Iím sure all of us have done this at one time or another. ............

I have some of these straps & I feel so connected to the kite that I forget I am using straps.  It is like the line extends magically from my digits.

Great stuff no doubt, SHBKF

These Split-Finger Straps were designed specifically for the trick/slackline flier. They connect you to your kite like NO other strap, and you should never accidently drop one and have to chase it down the beach.
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