Does anyone have any input on teaching kids to kite with a 4 line handle kite instead of a 2/3 line trainer?
I find that my young son has such a tendency to turn the bar instead of pivot it.
I also think that learning to fly a 4 line kite is the right way to start learning instead of a 2 line, learning to fly the kite and sheet it properly is so important and it's just not safe to hook a young child in to allow them to learn to sheet on a bar based kite.
I've also tried letting my son fly a 4 line kite while it's connected to my CL to give him the ability to sheet the kite but of course he has a tendency like any beginner to oversheet all the time.
I've never actually flown a 4 line handle kite so I might be way off. I was thinking about a Beamer 3.0 or something along those lines.
Tell him it's like riding a bicycle, not driving a car... I would have said "like riding a horse" but does that these days?!?
4-line fixed bridle kites... you don't sheet them or alter the AoA.
In short, stick with the 2-line. Get him to hold your hands while you do it or something...