clydesdale wrote:agree w/ js's method. i essentially attach board to chicken loop, then put the lines under my harness hook and belay the bar/board downwind and the kite to me then self-rescue.
In high or gusty wind, placing a wrap (or even 2 wraps) of the one tensioned line around the harness hook can be particularly useful in relieving the pressure of the tensioned line on your fingers. The kiter, with one hand, can pull the kite to the kiter, by pulling the line (coming from the kite), towards the hook, and at the same time, the kiter can use the other hand to pull the loose line away from the hook, pushing the loose line away from the kiter's body. Using this method of belaying in the kite, if the kite powers up or violently flips over, the harness hook takes the strain, rather than the kiters more delicate fingers.
That was an excellent suggestions, clydesdale.
However, you say "the lines". Did you mean just the one tensioned line?...Or do you have a reason for putting more than one line under the hook.