Kamikuza wrote:Flight Time wrote:Tying to compare bar sides to nautical lights is just plain silly. Kiters mostly don't kite at night, the bars spin and change direction plenty, and the colored ends of the bars would not indicate the direction one was travelling any better than the giant F-ing kite in the sky would.
Not for being visible of course - that would be silly... it is a common convention though.
99% of non-kiters see no connection between the giant fucking kite in the sky and the guy underneath it.
Fortunately, the guy underneath it is, well, underneath it. The bar in the guy's hands means absolutely nothing to non-kiters, be they boaters, aircraft pilots, swimmers, what have you. It especially means nothing to other kiters. The direction the kite is traveling in and whether the rider beneath it is on a collision course are the main points of focus. For me, taking that into consideration, I honestly don't think that I would notice if it was a color coded bar the guy was holding in his hands, or a lawn gnome.