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    Flying & Quidditch

    If a Quidditch captain spotted a student who demonstrated superb flying skills, where might said captain dream of placing that student on his team? I know everyone on the team has to be able to fly well, but where would a good captain place his best flyers?

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    Either a Seeker or Chaser, I'd imagine. Beaters have to have flying skills, but more so skills in beating the crap out of people. Keepers only stay one stretch of air, and in my head, their most needed skill wouldn't be flying so much as having the ability to fly quickly. Seekers do need to fly well above all, but for the majority of the game they're un-bothered by the rest of the opposing team and therefore complex maneuvers aren't top priority.

    And therefore it is the Chaser whose skills in flying is most important. They're darting all about the field the entire game, dodging the other Chasers and Beaters, performing cool-sounding ziggy-zaggy moves, etc. etc..

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    Despite Ari's disclaimer , I think she's right.

    Harry picks Jimmy Peakes because he aims well, and picks Dean (when Katie is injured) because he 'outflew' Seamus in the trials. On the whole I'd go for Chaser. Seekers have different flying skills. They're nimble, observant and can swoop quickly, but a Chaser has to be in the match the whole time, be physically strong enough to ward off the fouls, and fly themselves out of trouble.

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    Thanks to both of you. Shockingly, that was what I thought, but I can't trust my own judgement when it comes to sports (muggle or wizarding). A Chaser it is!
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