Westozzy wrote:Why is it all we see in the Kota is the very simple tweaked out board off. just not worth the points or not worth the risk...or both?
Taking the board off in over 30 knots is actually quite difficult and risky because the board just wants to blow away when its not attached to your feet. The board is very unstable in those high gusty winds and requires a lot of strength in the hand/wrist which is why the riders keep the the board offs relatively simple. Under 30 knots the board off is technically not that difficult which is when you can safely start flipping and spinning it.
Well yes I know that, boards off are my thing, I was trying to make a point. But it's no use convincing those who I feel don't do them to any great degree, they wouldn't have a clue as far as I can tell. Sure the easy tweaked board offs aren't a big issue, it's when y go beyond them that Yu start to find out (the hard way) that they to can be extremely risky and dangerous and technically difficult in those conditions. they also have to be rehearsed time and time again, on the water, on land and in your head. that's because the variations require such a different technique in body positioning, kite positioning and require a very good innate notion of where you are in space relative to the bloody water and the wind window. But heck people see others unhooking, passing the bar and scream how technically advanced it is.
Bullshit, it's an easy move. But once You layer on more, based on the basics and of course add the extreme height and power these guys are in, it is indeed highly technical and highly risky. But board offs are just the very same!
I ask the question again, why aren't these guys (except the ones in boots, which to me is not riskier...any Yu guys unhooked and looped...boots are far safer, give them to me anyday of the week... That's why they use them dopeys) throwing down advanced board offs...cause it fucking dangerous, almost irresponsible. Why...cause the technically difficulty leaves stuff all room for error. Take one discipline far enough and you will see what I say is true...that even includes extreme wave riding...whatever the style.
Again why not? Why not the advanced board offs..I know why cause I've dabbled my toe into the advanced level of this type of riding and quickly took my toe out...cause I got a job and kids to feed. This unhooked handle pass virtuoso...you've all been conned. It's hilarious.
Anyhow footage of that triple rotation board off Toby??? (which again by itself is a relatively simple move...but so is a basic handle pass ...add in height and power...wham).