Thor SFBay wrote:
As far as holding onto a kite while flying your own... what about larger kites? My usual kite is a 12m and I've noticed that a lot of smaller people struggle to hold it in position during launch. Because of their short stature, they end up holding it too far below the center strut and the kite tries to bend. I can only imagine the difficulty they would have with an even bigger kite or trying to hold my kite while flying theirs.
No then they / you have bad technique. You should be able to hold a kite with a finger really. If the kite is behaving erratically then it is at the wrong angle. They should also just lift up the kite. No power or size needed...just a bit of technique.
same here, i don't think the kiters dimensions matter during "help a mate launch or land, with your kite in the air", or in fact in any other "help a mate launch or land" case.
what is important the "mate" has to take all the power of his kite on his harness hook at the right time, chose the right angle and command the release of the kite by the helper at the right moment.