Hey Paul, thank you for trying my game. I'll look forward to playing your Minigolf this evening :)
That is really useful feedback. There's no time limit - the kite has reset because it has lost the Leap Motion controller (confidence <10%). I have made this analogous to dropping a handle in real life. I will use the next stage of the Game Jam to change the upload, maybe a manual kite reset and leave the kite handles at their last known position until there is higher confidence?
It will be great to chat on the forums to see how other people and yourself have dealt with confidence and related issues generally. Best wishes!