I say that Ian rips....but yeah, why not unhook a bit, throw in some 360 handlepass reverse floaters etc......But that Felix Pivec guy....no way.
Riding frontside on both tacks is......well I know what it isn't.
Only somebody from a windsurf background would even consider this. And what about these guys who constantly have both hands on the bar,...especially during their top turns. When I see bad style like this, I am truly disgusted.
these dudes also are windsurfers who changed over. What bothers me the most is that lots of it makes it to movies and mags. kinda lame. .......and for my 2 bits.....I prefer strapless. As far as the hooked or unhooked thing....well ....they are both legit. Unhooked is great for smaller surf (less than double overhead)and light wind(light wind being 25 knots and under)....but it isn't all that practical for big surf combined with 40 knot gusts! And I must admit, that I kinda like moderate AR bow kites as well (being able to slow down is a plus, and they turn fast)............oh yeah and don't forget to crosstrain by riding freestyle!