Worcester Djembe wrote:I use my thumb as a spacer on top rings and let that dictate the number of loops as opposed to setting out to complete a pre-determined amount of hitches.
Of course, you might typically skin 9" djembes, but have a very narrow thumb. In which case many of us might think that's way too many hitches.
But wait, maybe you're using the LENGTH of your thumb. In which case you have a REALLY SHORT thumb!
But seriously WD, you have addressed the crux of the matter: there is an optimum distance between hitches. For you that distance is gauged by your thumb.
My guess is you only skin djembes that fall between a certain size range, other wise your formula is certainly flawed. The "optimum distance" must be adjustable and take into account variations in circumference. Don't you agree?