I am a newbie and just bought a peter lynn viper s 5.3m kite. It's great fun and I have learned the hard way that it's way too powerful to fly in 15-20 knot winds =] (Got my butt whooped)
Anyway, my question is, how do I hold the handles so that the line doesn't hurt my fingers? The proper grip the book describes is that the front 2 power lines should be between your index finger and your middle finger. The problem with this grip is that because the lines generate so much tension, they tend to bruise in between my fingers and it makes kite flying quite painful, even in very light 3-4 knot winds (the kite still generates large pull in those winds and makes the line scrape in between my fingers).
Should I change my grip or just find some gloves? I tried to change my grip so that the power line is in between my index finger and thumb but that tends to put the brakes on a little bit.
Does anyone have any suggestions?