edt wrote:In kiting there is such a range of fitness and skill level it doesn't matter how large you are.
I guess you really have to define the term fatty.
My buddy who is 265 lbs is very strong, but he will never do as many chin ups as a thin or medium weight guy.
I know chins ups do not equate to kiting, but it shows that his body weight to strength ratio is very different than the rest of us.
He has a much harder time jibing a kite surfboard or windsurf rig, than a thinner man.
It's harder for him to hop up to stand on a surfboard, the gut is in the way.
I have also not seen the same level of success with timing, coordination and flexibility for take off and landing his jumps while he is carrying a beach ball under his shirt.
And he has been kiting far longer than the whole rest of the crew here.