saildawg wrote:50 is old? Ha, ha,ha,ha! Tell your family not to worry. Do as all kiters should, play safely and have fun! Not sure about the "small kite advice" ride what suits the area you are kiting in. I use 12, 9 and 7. Jumping? I love it.
I dont get the "small kite" thing either ?
For me, small kites is 4-5-6m2, where a 7m2 is a "medium" size (at 78kg).
The days with the small ones are the ones we love, in waves
But of course you start out with big kites, and learn progressively over the years to come.
Important, as your joints has to get used to the sport, and it takes a LONG time, whereas muscles tend to develop much faster.
This is the only issue you could have - but it is exactly the same, actually even worse, with younger riders, as they tend to build muscles faster, so their joints and muscles are not equally structured yet
But starting at 50 is absolutely no problem at all IMO