It's been awhile since I read the book so I might be wrong but doesn't holding the stormlight in the body make it stronger? I seem to recall Kaladin falling from a high ledge and not receiving any injuries while holding the stormlight in his body. 22.214.171.124 01:58, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
It perfects you. It also can help heal your body at a faster rate. I think you're referring to when Szeth fell from the balcony in the prologue. He got injured badly, but he replenished his stormlight and healed himself. -The Wings of Preservation 22:47, December 5, 2011 (UTC)
Re-formatting and general editing. Edit
Not much information has been revealed yet about the Surges, but we can begin giving this page a proper formatting and begin updating the information. Chapters of the second book are already revealing interesting stuff, and we should be prepared. I'm taking the freedom to begin the enhancement. --Undiente (talk) 11:06, January 15, 2014 (UTC)
Info from the the book for reference. Edit
BASIC LASHING: GRAVITATIONAL CHANGEEdit
This type of Lashing was one of the most commonly used Lashings among the order, though it was not the easiest to use. (That distinction belongs to the Full Lashing below.) A Basic Lashing involved revoking a being’s or object’s spiritual gravitational bond to the planet below, instead temporarily linking that being or object to a different object or direction.
Effectively, this creates a change in gravitational pull, twisting the energies of the planet itself. A Basic Lashing allowed a Windrunner to run up walls, to send objects or people flying off into the air, or to create similar effects. Advanced uses of this type of Lashing would allow a Windrunner to make himself or herself lighter by binding part of his or her mass upward. (Mathematically, binding a quarter of one’s mass upward would halve a person’s effective weight. Binding half of one’s mass upward would create weightlessness.)
Multiple Basic Lashings could also pull an object or a person’s body downward at double, triple, or other multiples of its weight.
FULL LASHING: BINDING OBJECTS TOGETHEREdit
A Full Lashing might seem very similar to a Basic Lashing, but they worked on very different principles. While one had to do with gravitation, the other had to do with the force (or Surge, as the Radiants called them) of adhesion—binding objects together as if they were one. I believe this Surge may have had something to do with atmospheric pressure.
To create a Full Lashing, a Windrunner would infuse an object with Stormlight, then press another object to it. The two objects would become bound together with an extremely powerful bond, nearly impossible to break. In fact, most materials would themselves break before the bond holding them together would.
REVERSE LASHING: GIVING AN OBJECT A GRAVITATIONAL PULLEdit
I believe this may actually be a specialized version of the Basic Lashing. This type of Lashing required the least amount of Stormlight of any of the three Lashings. The Windrunner would infuse something, give a mental command, and create a pull to the object that yanked other objects toward it.
At its heart, this Lashing created a bubble around the object that imitated its spiritual link to the ground beneath it. As such, it was much harder for the Lashing to affect objects touching the ground, where their link to the planet was strongest. Objects falling or in flight were the easiest to influence. Other objects could be affected, but the Stormlight and skill required were much more substantial.