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« on: March 14, 2010, 07:13 AM »

I always wear a modern mechanic gloves(black/grey color) while flying kite all seasons. I bought the pair of gloves in Home Depot. Very comfortable and it offers protection from SUN, flying line cut etc.

Lately I'm looking at some very nice thin leather Baseball gloves from Mizuno. It looks very very nice.

Do u wear gloves when flying kite ?
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 07:24 AM »

Do u wear gloves when flying kite ?
Only in cold weather. Would never use gloves in warm weather.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 08:00 AM »

That depends on the weather and what kite i'm flying.

If its cold, i wear gloves with all kites.
If i fly a powerkite that might drag me across the field or can lift me, i wear gloves.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 08:16 AM »

Do u wear gloves when flying kite ?
Only in cold weather. Would never use gloves in warm weather.

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And even in cold weather I use the thinnest gloves I can find
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 08:30 AM »

Gloves are "cold weather only" items... the thinnest I can get away with.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 08:50 AM »

Cold weather only.  Again thinest possible.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 08:56 AM »

Do u wear gloves when flying kite ?
Only in cold weather. Would never use gloves in warm weather.

So Randy,
cold weather for you is like 73 degrees, right?  Just funnin' cuz  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 09:18 AM »

I usually keep gloves on hand for other people to wear when they ask to fly my stuff.

...cause you don't know where my hands have been.  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2010, 09:18 AM »

I never wear gloves when flying dual line kites. I often have to wear them as I walk the lines during the winter but they come off once I pick up the straps. If it's cold enough for me to need gloves when flying then it's cold enough to drive me indoors.

Of course all of this is nothing but personal preference. I do hope you've not come here looking for The Right Answer.  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2010, 10:17 AM »

if i'd started flying with glove and had gotten used to them it would be a good idead as you said to protect your hands but i didn't.

no gloves for me, i just lose too much feedback from the lines. i like to feel if a bumblebee fly's into my lines.
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2010, 10:24 AM »

Petzl belay gloves for SLKs

A variety of gloves for powerkiting (Hillbilly's, Mechanix, Burton pipe-type gloves... still shopping through a couple of others)

Dual lines, less so, but if it's cold enough.

FWIW: a lot of the mechanic type gloves use synthetics for palms and fingers.... it's possible to get line moving through them fast enough to wear, melt, or transmit heat through.  There's a lot to be said for leather (vanilla or carbon variety) and multiple layers along the "rope path"... YMMV.

Gloves with a lot of snag points don't play well with active SLKs.  I expect that's why a lot of fighter types just tape up their fingers.

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 11:41 AM »

I try to get away with millers mitts most of the time when it's cold and wear leather belay gloves for SLK flying on the rare occasion when doing that.

For really cold weather flying I use Craft Siberian cross country gloves.

They are not as heavy as they sound, just heavy for cross country gloves.

I tend to damage my hands at work fairly often and will use full finger bike gloves in the warmer weather to protect them a bit sometimes.

But generally: No.
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 01:35 PM »

For really cold weather flying I use Craft Siberian cross country gloves.


Never heard of them before.  Look nice...



Not particularly cheap, but...

Smooth or suede palms?

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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 03:30 PM »

Suede.

Possibly Synthetic though.
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 03:51 AM »

Do u wear gloves when flying kite ?

No. What little feel of the feed-back that I have with the lines to the kite is totallly lost with gloves.  Wink
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