I dont really understand this...
Board offs are just one part of "Old School" IMO, or sometimes not, as for some it was "never" a thing that was present, but it is being pushed as being "the thing" in this thread
Old School, for me, means to boost really high, and being hooked in, and powerful and stylish.
Or doing awesome looking and stylish moves, even when low.
No matter WHAT moves
Board offs or not, does not matter, and not important in my eyes
As long as it is not unhooked low and technical "dangle" tricks
I know it sounds wrong for some - but these tricks belong more to cableparks and wakeboarding IMO, and not a "natural" thing connected with kitesurfing
(but a specific part of it, yes
Of course - for the top competitions, the technical level is what it is all about, no doubt.
But oldschool to me, means power and style, and the "Wooooooo" factor, and not too much dangle of any kind