Laughingman wrote:if you have both hands on the bar your instinct will be to try and recover instead of releasing, having one hand free will promote doing what she has been trained to do.
edt wrote:Laughingman wrote:if you have both hands on the bar your instinct will be to try and recover instead of releasing, having one hand free will promote doing what she has been trained to do.
I think if you have one hand on the QR and the kite starts to loop the instinctive response is to let go of the QR and grab the bar to better control the kite. I know people who launch with one hand on the bar, that's what they do when the kite starts to act funky. The instinct is to try to get better control of the kite something you can't do with just one hand. Then after they have both hands on the bar they finally realize they can't control it and now they hit the QR. It's only natural to want to fly the kite, that's what we do we fly kites. If you start with one hand on the bar one on the QR, you are adding an additional step that kiters instinctively do to get better control of the kite.
But if you have two hands on the kite to start with and you can't control it, the instinct is to throw the bar away and hit the QR. With just one hand on the bar the feeling is "Maybe the reason I can't control the kite is because it is gusty let me try harder with both hands." With two hands on the bar the feeling is "I can't control it with both hands, something is whack I'm hitting the safety."
Laughingman wrote:Obviously you would remove your hand off the safety to give thumbs up and then replace it. Your hand will be on the safety before the kite is let lose.
If the kiter is not yet skilled enough to control a kite well with one hand then they have no business launching on land or launching period.
Having only one hand on the bar, typically the upper one, is also quite dangerous, as you can easily whip the kite into the powerzone.
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