>>It's not how tall the flier is, but how long their arms.<<
> It is all math...figure it out.<<
Really? It's all math?
I didn't ask if someone much smaller (and, I rashly judged -- knowing the
person involved -- with correspondingly shorter arms) could duplicate my modest
feats with a 10' Flexi. I asked if they might have FUN flying one. It's
really a question of whether the necessarily larger figures are still a kick to
Still, you've been a help, Alice, because, in writing this reply, it's crossed
my mind that I could simply tie my control handles together with a line as long
as my relative's reach, and try it out. Hang the math.
As to the control bar, I hate to see people use them on medium-big kites. My
first Flexies came with control bars supplied by Flexifoil (you wound the line
around the ends of the bar, remember?), and I still use them to teach people to
fly a six-footer, when no one is downwind. I imagine Flexifoil stopped
supplying them because people got hurt. Certainly a long control bar with a
10' Flexi attached to it could do some serious damage downwind if it got away
from the flier, and you wouldn't want to tether yourself to it, either.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, everybody. I've settled on the 8' for now.
If he wants more control, he can always put a 6' in front, & if he wants more
power, he can always put more 8's or a 10' in back.