I'm curious how people are gripping or holding their kite lines when they go to tie off the line.
When I used a Henry's Handle with a cleat, I was able to wrap the line onto the cleat while still holding the hoop winder. Later, when I started tying off to a caribiner with a running clove hitch, I found I had to grab the line with my hand to create slack. Sometimes I even wrap the line around my gloved hand to get a good grip. But I have this nagging feeling that this isn't the wisest or safest thing to do.
Has anyone worked out a hands-free method for tying off? Is wrapping the line on a hand common practice? Does anyone have any thoughts on how safe or dangerous it might be?